2017 U.S. Women's Championship

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The 2017 U.S. Women's Championship is an elite national championship event, featuring 12 of the strongest female chess players in America. Over the course of eleven rounds, these competitors will battle for $100,000 in prize money, qualification into the Women's World Championship cycle, and the coveted title of 2017 U.S. Women's Champion.

At A Glance
Dates March 27 - April 10, 2017
Location Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
Format 12-Player Round Robin
Prize Fund $100,000
Commentators Learn about our live broadcast and audience commentators.
Spectators Click here to purchase tickets.

 

Date Time* Event
Monday, March 27 Player Arrival
Tuesday, March 28 6:30 PM Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, March 29 1:00 PM Round 1
Thursday, March 30 1:00 PM Round 2
Friday, March 31 1:00 PM Round 3
Saturday, April 1 1:00 PM Round 4
Sunday, April 2 1:00 PM Round 5
Monday, April 3
Rest Day
Tuesday, April 4 1:00 PM Round 6
Wednesday, April 5 1:00 PM Round 7
Thursday, April 6 1:00 PM Round 8
Friday, April 7 1:00 PM Round 9
Saturday, April 8 1:00 PM Round 10
Sunday, April 9 1:00 PM Round 11
Monday, April 10 1:00 PM Playoff (if necessary)

6:30 PM Closing Ceremony

* All times listed are CDT (GMT-6).

U.S. Championships Prize Fund

Place Prize Place Prize
1st $25,000 7th $5,000
2nd $18,000 8th $4,000
3rd $13,000 9th $3,500
4th $10,000 10th $3,000
5th $8,000 11th $2,500
6th $6,000 12th $2,000
Total Prize Fund $100,000
In addition, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will sponsor the “$64,000 Fischer Bonus Prize”. Any player that finishes the U.S. Championships field with a perfect 11-0 score shall be awarded an additional $64,000.
The 2017 U.S. Women's Championship is the FIDE zonal championship for the United States.

Live Spectator Accommodations

The Club has special hotel rates with the following establishments. Please make sure to ask for the "chess rate" when making reservations. To purchase tickets, please visit the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis website

Chase Park Plaza Hotel
212 N. Kingshighway Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(877)-587-2427

Chess rate: $159/night

Holiday Inn Express
4630 Lindell Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-4900

Chess rate: $109/night 

Parkway Hotel 
4550 Forest Park Ave. 
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 256-7777

Chess rate: $115 for a king room
$119 for a room with 2 queens.

Hampton Inn & Suites
5650 Oakland Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 655-3994

Chess Rate: 10% off online through link.