Event Details


Online registration for this event will not be available after April 13, 2021 at 3:00 AM EDT.
On-site registration is not available for this event.

When: Saturday, April 17, 2021, 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

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Sponsor: ChessKid
Event Type: All Girls
Entry Fees:
Section Fees & Conditions
Women's $40 USD initial ; $50 USD effective 04/06/2021
School grade Adult only.
9th-12th $40 USD initial ; $50 USD effective 04/06/2021
School grades 9 through 12.
6th-8th $40 USD initial ; $50 USD effective 04/06/2021
School grades 6 through 8.
4th-5th $40 USD initial ; $50 USD effective 04/06/2021
School grades 4 and 5 only.
K-3 $40 USD initial ; $50 USD effective 04/06/2021
Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

Online registration only. No on-site registration.

Schedule: All sections: Saturday April 17, 2021 at Noon Eastern Standard Time; 6 rounds.
Time Control: 6th-8th, 9th-12th & Women - Game 15 min + 5 sec; 6 rounds
K-3 & 4th-5th grades - Game 10 min + 5 sec; 6 rounds
Event URL: Click for more information

ChessKid USA Girls & Women's Championship

ChessKid is pleased to announce its first nationwide online tournament to be played in the United States just for female chess players. Individual and team prizes will be awarded to promote and highlight the continued growth of scholastic female chess players in the US. Additionally, we are also featuring a women's section with individual prizes.

Announcement: GM Irina Krush will host our Pre-Tournament Training Camp for all who register by April 5th!!!

An additional award for this unique event is the opportunity for the top ten in each section to participate in an online chess camp led by current/former US Women's Champions! 

Past champions WGM Sabina Foiser, WGM Nazi Paikidze, WGM Jennifer Shahade, WGM Jennifer Yu, WGM Anna Zatonskih and IM Rusa Goletiani, WIM Elina Groberman Cotler have already offered to be the master teachers for the winners. More will be added later!

Jen Shahade will provide commentary during this unique event for girls and women. "I am so excited to watch the top girls and women in the country battle in the ChessKid USA Girls & Women's Championship," she said. "Let's make this a world record -- spread the word!"

Four Sections for Girls Offering Team and Individual Awards

Sections: K-3; 4th-5th; 6th-8th; and 9th-12th grade sections

Individual awards: Plaques for top 3 in each section; top 10 girls in each section get to participate in chess camp led by current or former US Women's champions!

Team awards: Plaques for top 3 teams for the top 3 scores from each school in each section.

***Note for scholastic sections online: If you are brand new to US Chess and rated play, ChessKid will purchase a US Chess scholastic membership for you and send you a voucher that you can use to register for a NEW USCF membershipThe option to sign up for a free US Chess membership is now live on the registration, so you can sign up directly on the registration page: https://www.events4chess.com/events/?event_ID=1357&cat=1
Please note that this is for brand new memberships only, not expired memberships and it is limited to players in grades K-12. (This offer does not apply for existing or expired US Chess members or for the women's section.)

Women's Section Individual Awards

Plaques for top 3; top 10 women get to participate in a chess camp led by current or former US Women's Champions!

Special Awards

The top 3 mother-daughter pairs (combined score) will also receive plaques!

Tournament Details

When: Saturday April 17, 2021 at Noon Eastern Standard Time

Entry Fee: $40 by April 5; $50 by April 12

Time Control: K-3 & 4th-5th grades - Game 10 min + 5 sec; 6 rounds

6th-8th, 9th-12th & Women - Game 15 min + 5 sec; 6 rounds

USCF memberships required; will affect USCF online quick rating only 

Registration Information

  • Registration will take place  online here.
  • The "early registration" fee is $40 USD if received on or before April 5th at 11:59pm Pacific U.S. time.
  • Registration from April 6th-April 12th, 2021 is $50 USD. There will be no registrations accepted after 11:59pm Pacific U.S. time on April 12th, 2021.
  • ChessKid will create a unique username for use in this event. Everyone who registers by the early registration date of April 5th will receive their username by Friday, April 9th to participate in the warm-up event on Saturday, April 10th. Everyone who registers after April 5th will receive their username by Friday, April 16th to participate in the main event on Saturday, April 17th.

Benefits of Registering Early

Fair Play

ChessKid expects that all children and their families will abide by the rules governing fair play. Both the child and the parent/guardian will have to agree to our fair play policies when registering for the event.

This is what will be agreed to upon registering for the event:

  • ChessKid will run this event with the highest level of integrity and ethics. All players must play fairly and use good sportsmanship.
  • We strictly forbid cheating of all kinds. ChessKid will use its own algorithms to monitor games and also will manually analyze select games at its discretion.
  • All of your moves must be your own. You will not get help from anyone or anything else, including coaches, friends, parents, chess engines, or any other software of any kind.
  • You will also not have a phone, tablet, or any other electronic device in the same room.
  • You are only allowed to have one browser tab open and no other programs running on your computer. Violating this rule is a “technical forfeiture” and you will be disqualified, with no chance at prizes.
  • You agree that ChessKid will make the final determination on any fair play issue.
  • If you violate the ChessKid Fair Play Policy, then ChessKid will close your account and label it as having violated the Fair Play Policy.
  • If you are not willing to agree to the above policies, you will not be allowed to play in the event.