2019 US Championship Fields Announced


For Immediate Release

2019 U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships Fields Announced

The Saint Louis Chess Club Hosts Nation’s Top Chess Talent March 18 - April 1

SAINT LOUIS (March 5, 2019) – The Saint Louis Chess Club will once again host America’s best at the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. The fields are confirmed and fans are sure to see great battles on the chessboard March 18 through April 1, 2019.

“Year after year, the U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships serve as an ultimate goal and dream destination for elite chess players in this country,” said Tony Rich, Executive Director of the Saint Louis Chess Club. “And year after year, the drama that unfolds in this tournament provides inspiration for chess players in the United States and worldwide. We look forward to hosting our nation’s chess championships for the 11th consecutive year and showcasing the best of our sport.”

“The U.S. and U.S. Women’s Championships represent the best of American chess during the two-week event,” added Carol Meyer, US Chess Executive Director. “The Championships will showcase the deep chess talent pool within the United States and will provide for daily battles that will be history-making.”

​**Invitational ratings are calculated based on the January US Chess rating supplement, with bonuses for being at or near peak rating and penalties for inactivity.*