The 2022 U.S. Senior, U.S. Junior, and U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships kicked off today at the Saint Louis Chess Club. The event features 20 top junior and 10 top senior players in the country. The combined prize fund for all the events amounts to over $130,000. Along with winning the title, the winner of the Junior section is set to receive an invitation to the U.S. Championship later this year. Both the winners of the U.S. Junior and Girls’ Junior Championships will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship, jointly supported by US Chess and Dewain Barber.