U.S. Women’s Open

Tuesday-Wednesday June 11-12

$3,500 Guaranteed Prize Fund




$1,000 & Trophy



Under 2000
Under 1800
Under 1600
Under 1400

The June US Chess Rating Supplement will be used for pairings and prizes. Other ratings may used at the TD’s discretion as described on the National Open page.

US Chess National Championship

The U.S. Women’s Open draws women and girls from all over the world. A great tournament played in a friendly atmosphere.

  • 5 Round Swiss System Tournament
    • US Chess & FIDE Rated
    • 50 Grand Prix Points
  • Time Control:  Game/90 minutes +30 second increment
  • Entry Fee: $99 by May 23, $120 later.
  • Late Registration:  8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Tuesday.
    • Players may register later with a 1/2 point bye in round 1.
  • Meet & Greet: 9:15 a.m.
  • Rounds:
    • Tuesday 9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    • Wednesday 9:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
  • Awards Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
  • 1/2 point bye available in any round (limit 2) if requested in advance.
  • Please bring Chess Clocks.

Membership in the U.S. Chess Federation is required of all players except foreign GMs, IMs, WGMs or WIMs. You may join with your entry or on site. Players will not be allowed to complete the tournament without a valid membership.

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    • Players with no US Chess or FIDE ratings are considered unrated and can play in any of our events. If a player has a national rating from another country we will try to convert it to the equivalent US Chess rating for prizes and pairing purposes.

      If you have questions relating to a specific player please contact us by email with the link at the bottom of the page.

  1. Whoever in charge of the website should change the date to this year. It is showing that the date is October 1, 2017. 🙂

    • Hello Michelle,
      October 1, 2017 was the date that the announcement for the US Women’s Open was posted. The US Women’s Open is Wed. June 20 – Thurs. June 21 this year.

      Thank you for looking out for us.

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