Saint Louis Chess Club to Host Third Annual Cairns Cup

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Saint Louis Chess Club to Host Third Annual Cairns Cup

Coming February 8-19, 2022, Saint Louis will host an elite tournament for top female players

SAINT LOUIS, December 2, 2021 – For the third time, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the Cairns Cup, an elite level tournament for the top female players from around the world. Inspired by its mission to further promote the game of chess to females, the Chess Club aptly chose the name Cairns Cup in honor of its co-founder, Dr. Jeanne Cairns Sinquefield.

Fans can look forward to a chess tournament similar in style to the prestigious Sinquefield Cup with the ten best female players from around the world competing in the Chess Club’s world-renowned facility for a $180,000 prize fund. More information, including the field of players, will be announced at a later date.

What: Third Annual Cairns Cup 

Who: Ten of the top female players from around the world

When: February 8-19, 2022

Where: Saint Louis Chess Club, 4657 Maryland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

Day Date Time Event
Tuesday February 8 6:00 PM Opening Ceremony
Wednesday February 9 1:00 PM Round 1
Thursday February 10 1:00 PM Round 2
Friday February 11 1:00 PM Round 3
Saturday February 12 1:00 PM Round 4
Sunday February 13 1:00 PM Round 5
Monday February 14 Rest Day Rest Day
Tuesday February 15 1:00 PM Round 6
Wednesday February 16 1:00 PM Round 7
Thursday February 17 1:00 PM Round 8
Friday February 18 1:00 PM Round 9
Saturday February 19 1:00 PM Playoffs (if necessary)
6:00 PM Closing Ceremony


About the Saint Louis Chess Club

The Saint Louis Chess Club is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to making chess an important part of our community. In addition to providing a forum for the community to play tournaments and casual games, the club also offers chess improvement classes, beginner lessons and special lectures.

Recognizing the cognitive and behavioral benefits of chess, the Saint Louis Chess Club is committed to supporting those chess programs that already exist in area schools while encouraging the development of new in-school and after-school programs. For more information, visit