2018 National Girls Tournament of Champions contenders. Also pictured: Maureen Grimaud, US Chess Women's Chair and Jon Haskel, tournament director

To add your women's or girls regional event, contact [email protected] with an email listing the basic info of your event with a 100 word maximum (Please include when, where, round times and website link to register or for more information.) Find out more about the US Chess Women's initiative here, and follow news on previous events featuring top women and girls.

National Events

Girls Club Room at the National High School Championships, 3/15-3/17 in Schaumburg, IL 


Ladies Knight chess classes, Thursday nights at the Saint Louis Chess Club at 6:30 PM in two separate sections, Pure Beginner and Intermediate with WGM Anna Sharevich.

Anna Sharevich at the 2015 U.S. Women's Championship.

Mechanics' Institute Chess for Women Program: Free Chess Class for Beginner and Intermediate Women Players of All Ages, Sundays from 11 AM to 1 PM 

First time opportunity for women of all ages to receive benefits of chess instruction from a woman's perspective.

Where: Room 407 at the Mechanics' Institute,
57 Post St., San Francisco (near Montgomery BART)

Instructor: Ewelina Krubnik

More info on the Mechanics website 

Charlotte Chess Center All-Girls Chess Club:

Sundays 4-5 PM

Coach Annastasia Wyzywany will lead the way on this class. Coach Anna is the highest rated female player/coach in the Charlotte Metro Area.

This club will not only be a load of fun but will be a great way for girls to meet friends. This club is designed especially for girls to introduce the fundamental basics of chess and guide them all the way through tournament play.

The CCCSA will work closely with the US Chess Women's Initiative to ensure that girls and women have a comfortable avenue into the wonderful world of chess.

Winter 2019 Dates: January 27, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3

2019 Events:   

February 3rd: Chess Fundamentals: Girls in Chess in Huntingdon Valley, PA 

The purpose of this event is to encourage more girls to learn and continue with chess in the surrounding area. All genders are welcome.


Friday, March 29, New York City:

Her Move Next 3, Game Night

 Please join us Friday, March 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM for Her Move Next 3: Game Night. Our Friday game night, All-Girls Quad-Team Tournaments were directly inspired by the eponymous award winning short film documentary Her Move Next We welcome all chessgirls to our events. Please share details with others who may be interested.   Register Here and find more details at https://www.hermovenext.com/events/

Find out more information at [email protected].

Her Move Next Game Night returns on March 29

April 6-7-  3rd Annual New York State Girls Championship at Columbia Grammar and Prep. School in Manhattan

Last year a record number of 240 players participated. This CLO article covers the event, including the decisive 6th round game with comments by the winner. Find out more info and register on https://chessgirls.win/

April: 2019 KCF All-Girls National Championships, April 12 - 14 
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Chicago, IL 60616
(888) 421-1442 or (312) 567-1234
HR: $165 Single/Double/Triple/Quad

Presented by the Kasparov Chess Foundation and Renaissance Knights Chess

April 27, Centennial, Colorado: 

Colorado State Girl's Scholastic Chess Championship 

Featured Guest= WGM Tatev Abrahamyan 

More information 

May 2019

May 4, 2019: Spence All-Girls Tournament

26 East 91st Street

New York NY 10128


Entry: littlehouseofchess.com Email: [email protected]

June: 2019 U.S. Women's Open - June 11-12 - Las Vegas, NV - additional details coming soon.


Highlighted Past Events 

December 2018

Girls Club Room at the K-12 Chess Championships in Orlando, featuring special guests WIM Carolina Blanco, WGM Sabina Foisor and GM Elshan Moradiabadi

July 11-24, 2018 - St Louis, MO - US Jr Girls Closed Championship. See uschesschamps.com and our CLO news story and tactics follow-up for details on Carissa Yip's victory in this ultra competitive event. 

Akshita Gorti, last year's US Junior Girls' Champ

US Chess Women's committee member Adia Onyango gives a 30 board simul to the 2017 Girls Chess Camp run by ASAP in Philadelphia,

July 28-31, 2018 The National Girls Tournament of Champions (NGTOC) is an invitational tournament of champions for girls representing each state across the US that is in conjunction with the Denker and Barber Tournaments. Includes a $5,000 scholarship for first place, as sponsored by Richard and Barbara Schiffrin 

Please see nationalgirlschess.com and our CLO interview with this year's winner, Veronika Zilajeva.

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