Women's and Girls Regional Event Guidelines (UPDATED 10/22)

US Chess has a rolling bid process (updated September 2022) to support regional events for Women and Girls across the United States.

US Chess is offering support of $1000 up to $2500 to local organizers. US Chess has received a generous donation to support regional events. Bidding guidelines for prospective organizers of these events are below.

  • Event must be girls/women only but can be held in conjunction with another open event. Participants are eligible based on their gender as noted in their US Chess record. (Individuals wishing to confirm the data on their record should call the US Chess office during business hours.)
  • Adheres to local guidelines pertaining to COVID-19. 
  • Event is US Chess rated with US Chess rules of play.
  • Sections of event up to local organizer. We encourage an Open Section and at least one Under Section for each regional event.
  • Tiebreaks must defined in advance and submitted with the bid to US Chess.
  • Participants must be US Chess members.
  • Winner(s) to receive a free event entry (paid by regional organizer) to All Girls’ National Championship, US Women’s Open or the US Open.
  • US Chess may ask to distribute to surveys via online link.
  • Organizer has discretion over trophies/prizes/recognitions; creative prizes are encouraged. (e.g. best game)
  • A post-event report is required. (Expected data include: participants; states represented; photos from event & on social media with #USChessWomen hashtag and a game/s or diagram if available.)

Prospective organizers can submit their bid using this google form. Bids that highlight strong regional geographic diversity are encouraged. US Chess’ goal is to have a regional event available to all girls and women in the lower 48 states. 

This article was updated on September 2022 to reflect our current rolling admission process and increase in budget.