9th Annual WIM Ruth Haring National Tournament of Girls State Champions

Event Date: July 31-August 3, 2021
Location: Crown Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill

Opening/Closing Ceremony Program PDF  (Note: Printed programs will be distributed at the opening ceremony. Please retain the program for the closing ceremony, as only a limited number will be available at the closing ceremony. This pdf is provided as an alternative.)

Haring Pairings

Haring Standings


Irwin Pairings

Irwin Standings


Denker Pairings

Denker Standings


Barber Pairings

Barber Standings


Rockefeller Pairings

Rockefeller Standings


Team Standings (link will not be active until later rounds)

Click here for an exciting documentary opportunity for Haring participants!

The WIM Ruth Haring National Tournament of Girls State Champions is a free event that invites each state affiliate's nominee to compete for the title of 2021 Haring National Champion.  If there is a tie for first place in the Haring, co-champions will be recognized.  

Each state affiliate is invited to send one representative, a female player in grades K-12 who has demonstrated her ability in a manner satisfactory to the state affiliate. Each affiliate is encouraged to arrange for an alternate player to attend should the original selected player be unable to participate. If there are an odd number of players, the host state affiliate may include a second participant to complete the field of players.

The winner of the tournament receives the title of US Chess WIM Ruth Haring National Girls Champion of Champions. (In case of ties, co-champions shall be recognized.) The winner (or tiebreak winner if co-champions exist) will qualify for the World Youth or World Cadet Championship, if the player is eligible to join the US Chess delegation. She will also be seeded into the U.S. Girls Closed Championship, if she qualifies, and will also receive a scholarship and prizes, to be determined by the US Chess Women’s Committee, commensurate with available resources. Richard Schiffrin, who sponsors the top prize of this event with his wife Barbara Schiffrin said, "Chess is a link to STEM fields because it teaches relational and abstract thinking, along with patience and perseverance."

Click on the Information link above for full event details. 

Haring: Girls (K-12) Sponsors


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