2020 Cairns Cup
For the second time, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the Cairns Cup, an elite level tournament for the top female players from around the world. Inspired by its mission to further promote the game of chess to females, the Chess Club aptly chose the name Cairns Cup in honor of co-founder Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield’s maiden name. Fans can look forward to a chess tournament similar in style to the prestigious Sinquefield Cup with the ten best female players from around the world competing in the Chess Club’s world-renowned facility for a $180,000 prize fund, which is $30,000 more than last year . More information about player’s selected will be announced in January 2020.
This Tournament, a nine-round classical event, will not only be one of the largest prize funds for a women's tournament, it promises to be the strongest tournament ever held in the world. The top three finishers will receive $45,000, $35,000, and $25,000 respectively.
|Round 1, February 7||$ 10.00|
|Round 2, February 8||$ 10.00|
|Round 3, February 9||$ 10.00|
|Round 4, February 10||$ 10.00|
|Round 5, February 11||$ 10.00|
|Round 6, February 13||$ 10.00|
|Round 7, February 14||$ 10.00|
|Round 8, February 15||$ 10.00|
|Round 9, February 16||$ 10.00|
|9-Round Pass||$ 80.00|