2019 Cairns Cup

2019 Cairns Cup

For the first 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 women and girls, the Chess Club aptly chose the name Cairns Cup in honor of co-founder Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield’s maiden name. 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 the $150,000 prize fund.

This tournament, a nine-round classical event, will not only be one of the largest prize funds for a woman’s tournaments, it promises to be the strongest tournament ever held in the world.  The top three finishers will will receive $40,000, $30,000, and $20,000 respectively.

At A Glance
Dates February 5-16, 2019
Location Saint Louis Chess Club 
Format 10-Player Round Robin
Prize Fund $150,000
Commentators GM Yasser Seirawan, GM Maurice Ashley, and WGM Jennifer Shahade
Spectators Purchase Tickets Here!

 





DAY DATE TIME EVENT

Sunday

3-Feb


Community Day: Scouts BSA All-Girls Chess Merit Badge Workshop

Tuesday

5-Feb

1:00 PM

Photos & Interviews

5:00 PM

Players Meeting

6:00 PM

Opening Ceremony

Wednesday

6-Feb

1:00 PM

Round 1

Thursday

7-Feb

1:00 PM

Round 2

Friday

8-Feb

1:00 PM

Round 3

Saturday

9-Feb

1:00 PM

Round 4

Sunday

10-Feb

1:00 PM

Round 5

Monday

11-Feb


Rest Day

Tuesday

12-Feb

1:00 PM

Round 6

Wednesday

13-Feb

1:00 PM

Round 7

Thursday

14-Feb

1:00 PM

Round 8

Friday

15-Feb

1:00 PM

Round 9

Saturday

16-Feb

1:00 PM

Playoff

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