12th Annual WIM Ruth Haring National Tournament of Girls State Champions

Event Date: July 27-30, 2024
Location: Norfolk, Virginia

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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 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."

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2023 Top Finishers

2023 Haring Top Finishers in tiebreak order: FM Ruiyang Yan, Champion; Jwalanthi Ram, 2nd; and Megan Paragua, 3rd.

Haring: Girls (K-12) Sponsors

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