Women’s and Girls Regional Event Guidelines

US Chess seeks bids to support regional events for Women and Girls across the United States. US Chess is offering support of $1000 up to $2000 to local organizers. US Chess has received a generous donation to support regional events. This year, there are funds available for five 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.)
  • 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 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 to [email protected] Please submit your bids by February 24th. 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.

Comments

  1. […] A four-time Women’s World Chess Champion, Hou Yifan, is ranked at #75 among men and women combined. Though she is the highest-rated woman on the list of active chess players, as #75 she likely would not qualify for the Candidates Tournament in the World Chess Championship cycle and the prize money and media attention associated with it. Sponsorship money might also be lost to the chess world, as some sponsors specifically target chess for girls and women. […]

  2. […] A four-time Women’s World Chess Champion, Hou Yifan, is ranked at #75 among men and women combined. Though she is the highest-rated woman on the list of active chess players, as #75 she likely would not qualify for the Candidates Tournament in the World Chess Championship cycle and the prize money and media attention associated with it. Sponsorship money might also be lost to the chess world, as some sponsors specifically target chess for girls and women. […]

  3. […] A four-time Women’s World Chess Champion, Hou Yifan, is ranked at #75 among men and women combined. Though she is the highest-rated woman on the list of active chess players, as #75 she likely would not qualify for the Candidates Tournament in the World Chess Championship cycle and the prize money and media attention associated with it. Sponsorship money might also be lost to the chess world, as some sponsors specifically target chess for girls and women. […]

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