ChessKid USA Girls & Women's Championship Coming April 17th

ANNOUNCEMENT: SAVE-THE-DATE! April 17, 2021 for the first ChessKid USA Girls & Women's Championship!


ChessKid is pleased to announce its first nationwide online tournament to be played in the United States just for female chess players. Individual and team prizes will be awarded to promote and highlight the continued growth of scholastic female chess players in the U.S. Additionally, we are also featuring a women's section with individual prizes.

An additional award for this unique event is the opportunity for the top ten in each section to participate in an online chess camp led by current/former U.S. Women's Champions! 

Past champions WGM Jennifer ShahadeWGM Jennifer Yu, and IM Rusa Goletiani have already offered to be the master teachers for the winners. More will be added later!

Jen Shahade will provide commentary during this unique event for girls and women. "I am so excited to watch the top girls and women in the country battle in the ChessKid USA Girls & Women's Championship," she said. "Let's make this a world record -- spread the word!"

Four Sections for Girls Offering Team and Individual Awards

Sections: K-3; 4th-5th; 6th-8th; and 9th-12th grade sections

Individual awards: Plaques for top 3 in each section; top 10 girls in each section get to participate in chess camp led by current or former U.S. Women's champions!

Team awards: Plaques for top 3 teams for the top 3 scores from each school in each section.

Women's Section Individual Awards

Plaques for top 3; top 10 women get to participate in a chess camp led by current or former U.S. Women's Champions!

Special Awards

The top 3 mother-daughter pairs (combined score) will also receive plaques!

Tournament Details

When: Saturday April 17, 2021 at Noon Eastern Time

Entry Fee: $40 by April 5; $50 by April 12

Time Control: K-3 & 4th-5th grades - Game 10 min + 5 sec; 6 rounds

6th-8th, 9th-12th & Women - Game 15 min + 5 sec; 6 rounds

US Chess memberships required; will affect US Chess online quick rating only. 

NOTE: The Chesskid USA Girls & Women’s Championship is not a US Chess National Event--it is being organized independently by ChessKid.

Registration and more information coming later this week!