The 2017 National Girls Tournament of Champions group shot, Photo Jim Doyle

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.


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.


Summer 2018, All Girls Chess Camp, Davidson, NC. Please contact Jessica Martin Prescott for details about 2018 camps at [email protected]

June 20-21, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV US Women's Open will be held in conjunction with the Las Vegas Chess Festival. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89109, (800) 732-7117 HR: $69 single or double ($92 Friday and Saturday nights) Ask for Chess rates. Please contact Las Vegas International Chess Festival for more detail at 702 930 9550 or [email protected] See or for details

2017 US Women's Open Champion, and 2018 US Women's Chess Champ, Vegas resident Nazi Paikidze

Texas Women's Chess ChampionshipJune 23 - 24, 2018 First time Texas Women's Chess Championship will be held at the North Richland Hills
Library, North Richland Hills, TX. Requirements include Texas women ages 16 and older. Must show proof of residency. Special room rates of $109 at the Hurst Holiday Inn Express, Hurst, TX. On Site Check In: Saturday, 23 June 2018, 9 AM to 10 AM. Opening Ceremonies and VIP Remarks: Saturday, 23 June 2018, 10:00 AM to 10:25 AM (Please be prepared for Photo Opportunities). Round One: Saturday, 23 June 2018, 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Round Two: Saturday, 23 June 2018, 2:00 PM to 5:00PM. Women's Banquet: Saturday, 23 June 2018, 5:10 PM to 7:00 PM. Organizers: Jim Hollingsworth, Claudia Munoz and Nicole Niemi.

Pawns and Queens- Girls Chess Clinic, June 28  - The City of Brownsville, in partnership with Priya Trakru, invite the community to attend the free Pawns & Queens: Chess Clinics for Girls on Friday, June 29, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brownsville Public Library–Main Branch, 2600 Central Boulevard, Brownsville, Texas.  The Pawns & Queens: Girls Chess Clinic is the first of a series of chess clinics for girls ages 8 to 13, led by Brownsville resident and Women’s FIDE Master, Priya Trakru to encourage girls to pursue an education and career in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The Pawns & Queens: Chess Clinics for Girls is funded by the Her Lead Fellowship for Young Women On Their Way. Snacks and free chess sets will be provided to registered participants. Please email [email protected] to register.


7th Annual World Open Women’s Championship, JULY 2-3, 2018 ,6SS, G/90 d10. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (see World Open for location, rates,
parking). Open to all females. $2500 guaranteed prizes: $1000-500-250, top U2000/Unr $300, U1700 $250, U1400 $200, plaques to 1st, top U1200/Unr, U1000, U800. EF: $88 online at by 6/30, $92 mailed by 6/15, $100 at site, or online until 8 am 7/2. GMs, IMs, WGMs free; $80 from prize. Reg. ends 9 am 7/2, rds. 10, 2, 6 each day. Half point byes OK all rounds, limit 2 byes (limit 1 bye if under 1400), must commit before rd 3. Special USCF dues: see World Open. Ent: or Continental Chess, PO Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803.

2nd Annual Queens of the RGV Chess Camp (Invitational), July 9-13 on the campus of the South Texas Independent School District in Mercedes, TX. Contact Rusty Hardwood at [email protected] for more info or to apply. 

July 11-24, 2018 - St Louis, MO - US Jr Girls Closed Championship. See and for details.

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

July 16 - July 19 ALL-Girls Chess Camps in Atlanta,GA More info at

July 23-26- US Chess School for Girls in Saint Louis, MO: Intensive all girls chess camp coached by IM Greg and WGM Jennifer Shahade Apply here. 

July 23-27- After Schools Activities Partnerships (ASAP) All Girls Chess Camp in Philadelphia, PA at Carver High School of Engineering and Science

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, Location: Madison Marriott West, Middleton, WI. Telephone (608) 831 2000. Hotel rate will be $115. Please see for more information.

Rochelle Wu, 2018 NGTOC champ

Girls Chess Summer Camp in Saint Louis, July 30- August 3rd 
Ages 6-14, featuring 2018 US Women's Champ IM Nazi Paikidze, More information here
Breakthrough Summer Chess Camp in Washington,DC
Intensive All Girls Chess Camp coached by WGM Sabina Foisor and NM David Bennett
August 13-17, Washington,DC ,Trinity University for Women


Southern California Chess Federation Official Championship - Ontario, CA.
Southern California Chess Federation Women’s State Championship and All-Girls Scholastic Open 
Sanctioned under the auspices of the Southern California Chess Federation and organized by Rhapsody Education. Main sponsors: SCCF, Rhapsody Education and other individual donors and supporters.
Date: October 20-21, 2018Adult: 6 Rounds Swiss, Time Control Game/90 + 5/sec delay.
Round Times: Saturday: Rd 1: 9 AM, Rd 2: 1PM, Rd 3: 5 PM; Sunday: Rd 4: 9 AM, Rd 5: 1 PM Rd 6: 5 PM Scholastic: 10 Rounds Double-Round Robin, Time Control Game/45 +5/sec delay. Round Times: K-6, K-8 & K-12Saturday: Rd 1+2: 9 AM, Rd 3+4: 12:30 PM, Lunch: 3:30 – 4 PM, Rd 5+6: 4 PM; Sunday:  Rd 7+8: 9 AM, Rd 9+10: 12:30 am, Award Ceremony: 4 PM. UNR, K-1 and K-3Saturday: Rd 1+2: 9 AM, Rd 3+4: 11:30 am, Lunch: 1:30 AM – 2:30 PM, Rd 5+6: 2:30 PM; Sunday: Rd 7+8: 9 AM, Rd 9+10: 11:30 AM, Awards Ceremony: 2 PM. Half-point Byes must be declared no later than the start of Round 2.
No last round Byes. FIDE Rules. USCF Rated. USCF and SCCF Memberships required. October 2018 Rating segment will be used. Entry Fees: $50 Adult/$35 Scholastic, per player, PREREGISTERED by August 1; Increasing to $60 Adult/$45 Scholastic, thereafter and registering on-site.
Register at: Hotel and Playing Venue: Ontario Airport Hotel and Conference Center, 700 N. Haven Avenue Ontario, CA 91764, (909) 980-0400. Closest airport is Ontario International Airport, approx. 1 mile away.
Use Hotel Group Discount Code: “Chess” for discounted room reservation! One FREE side-event and one FREE commemorative t-shirt for all players staying at hotel.Chief Organizer: International Organizer-Elect, FIDE Arbiter-Candidate Sean J. Manross
Chief Tournament Director: Senior Tournament Director Dr. Martha Underwood (Over 400+ career sections directed)
Assistant Tournament Director: Ms. Aiya Cancio (150+ career sections directed)
Consultants: Chairman Janelle Losoff, US Chess Accessibility and Special Circumstances Committee; Chairman Maureen Grimaud, US Chess Women’s Committee and Co-Chairman Jennifer Vallens, SCCF Women’s Committee. For more information contact Rhapsody Education @ +1(909) 527-4999.

The 2017 North American All Girls Championship

3rd Annual North American All Girls Championship
Nov 3-4, 2018 @ Biltmore, Santa Clara, CA 
20% discount for all out of state participants!
For 1400+ and 1000-1399 sections it’s a two day event with G/75;d5 time control. For under1000 sections it’s a 1-day event with G/30;d5 time control.
Fun side events such as puzzle competition, and blitz tournament on Saturday evening, as well as special face painter, balloon artist and henna maker will again be entertaining the girls and their families.

2017 North American Girls Championships

Midwest Regional All Girls Chess Tournament  November 24, 2018 In 6 Sections: U18, U16, U14, U12, U10, U8. Chicago, Illinois.  Nearby the O’Hare Airport. Sponsored by Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation & All Americas Chess.

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