The 2016 U.S. Women's Championship is an elite national championship event, featuring 12 of the strongest female chess players in America. Over the course of eleven rounds, these competitors will battle for $100,000 in prize money, qualification into the Women's World Championship cycle, and the coveted title of 2016 U.S. Women's Champion.
|Dates||April 13-30, 2016|
|Location||Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis|
|Format||12-Player Round Robin|
|Commentators||Learn about our live broadcast and audience commentators.|
|Spectators||Click here to purchase tickets.|
|Wednesday, April 13||Player Arrival|
|6:30 PM||Opening Ceremony
|Thursday, April 14||1:00 PM||Round 1|
|Friday, April 15||1:00 PM||Round 2|
|Saturday, April 16||1:00 PM||Round 3|
|Sunday, April 17||1:00 PM||Round 4|
|Monday, April 18||1:00 PM||Round 5|
|Tuesday, April 19||Rest Day|
|Wednesday, April 20||1:00 PM||Round 6|
|Thursday, April 21||1:00 PM||Round 7|
|Friday, April 22||1:00 PM||Round 8|
|Saturday, April 23||1:00 PM||Round 9|
|Sunday, April 24||1:00 PM||Round 10|
|Monday, April 25||1:00 PM||Round 11|
|Tuesday, April 26||1:00 PM||Playoff (if necessary)|
|6:30 PM||Closing Ceremony|
|Wednesday, April 27||Player Departure|
* All times listed are CDT (GMT-6).
U.S. Women's Championships Prize Fund
|Total Prize Fund||$100,000|
Live Spectator Accommodations
Tickets may be purchased to each individual round of the 2016 U.S. Championships, which includes unlimited access into the championship tournament hall, additional live Grandmaster-led commentary, and complimentary snacks and beverages. Annual members to the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis receive free entry to each daily round. Click here to purchase tickets.
|Opening Ceremony (at the Jewel Box at Forest Park)||$25|
|Closing Ceremony (at the Chase Park Plaza)||$25|
|Individual Round Day Pass||$10|
The Club has special hotel rates with the following establishments. Please make sure to ask for the "chess rate" when making reservations.
Chase Park Plaza Hotel
Chess rate: $159/night
Chess rate: $97/night
Holiday Inn Express
Chess rate: $84/night
Hampton Inn & Suites
Chess Rate: 10% off online through link.