Date: August 8-11, 2020
Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis-St. Charles Hotel
The WIM Ruth Haring National Tournament of Girls State Champions (formerly the National Girls Invitational Tournament) is a tournament of champions for girls from across the United States. It is held annually in the model of the Denker and Barber Tournaments in conjunction with the US Open. The event features $10,000 in scholarships, as sponsored by longtime supporters Richard and Barbara Schiffrin.
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.
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