US Women's Open 2019 Group Photo

U.S. Women’s Open

Wednesday & Thursday June 24-25

$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 5/31, $125 later.
  • Late Registration:  8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Wednesday.
    • Players may register later with a 1/2 point bye in round 1.
  • Meet & Greet: 9:15 a.m.
  • Rounds:
    • Wednesday 9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    • Thursday 9:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
  • Awards Thursday 7:00 p.m.
  • 1/2 point bye available in any round (limit 2) if requested in advance. Thursday byes must be requested before the start of round 3 and cannot be cancelled.
  • 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.

4 thoughts on “U.S. Women’s Open

    • 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.

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