2019 U.S Girls' Junior Championship

Dates July 10-20, 2019
Location Saint Louis Chess Club
Format 10-Player Round Robin
Prize Fund $10,300
Spectators More information coming soon!


The Saint Louis Chess Club is excited to host the Girls' Junior Championship again this year for the third time. This is the premier, invitation-only tournament in the country for the nation's top rising stars.

This event showcases the top young female players in the country and serves as the perfect example for two of our important goals: Promoting chess at the scholastic level and supporting chess at the top level by providing a professional environment for the country's top tournaments.

In addition to the prize fund, the sole first place winner of the U.S. Girls Junior Championship will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship to be used at the institution of his or her choice. The scholarship is generously jointly funded by the Dewain Barber Foundation and US Chess.

Day Date Time* Event
Wednesday July 10 5:00 PM Opening Ceremony
Thursday July 11 1:00 PM Round 1
Friday July 12 1:00 PM Round 2
Saturday July 13 1:00 PM Round 3
Sunday July 14 1:00 PM Round 4
Monday July 15 1:00 PM Round 5
Tuesday July 16 1:00 PM Rest Day
Wednesday July 17 1:00 PM Round 6
Thursday July 18 1:00 PM Round 7
Friday July 19 1:00 PM Round 8
Saturday July 20  11:00 AM Round 9
5:00 PM Playoff (if necessary)
6:30 PM Closing Ceremony

* All times listed are CDT (GMT-5).

Girls' Junior Championship Prize Fund

Place Prize Place Prize
1st $3,000 6th $600
2nd $2,000 7th $500
3rd $1,500 8th $400
4th $1,000 9th $300
5th $750 10th $250
Total Prize Fund: $10,300
You can watch all of the rounds live with expert commentary right here on uschesschamps.com.