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2019 Cairns Cup

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Catch the top female players from around the world competing at the Chess Club!

For the first 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 women and girls, 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 the $150,000 prize fund.

This tournament, a nine-round classical event, will not only be one of the largest prize funds for a woman’s tournaments, it promises to be the strongest tournament ever held in the world.  The top three finishers will will receive $40,000, $30,000, and $20,000 respectively.

Day

Date

Time

Event

Sunday

3-Feb

 

Community Day: Boy

Scouts of America all-girls chess merit badge

Monday

4-Feb

 

Caissa Club Dinner

Tuesday

5-Feb

1:00 PM

Photos & Interviews

5:00 PM

Players Meeting

6:00 PM

Opening Ceremony

Wednesday

6-Feb

1:00 PM

Round 1

Thursday

7-Feb

1:00 PM

Round 2

Friday

8-Feb

1:00 PM

Round 3

Saturday

9-Feb

1:00 PM

Round 4

Sunday

10-Feb

1:00 PM

Round 5

Monday

11-Feb

 

Rest Day

Tuesday

12-Feb

1:00 PM

Round 6

Wednesday

13-Feb

1:00 PM

Round 7

Thursday

14-Feb

1:00 PM

Round 8

Friday

15-Feb

1:00 PM

Round 9

Saturday

16-Feb

1:00 PM

Playoff

February 5th, 2019 6:00 PM   through   February 16th, 2019 1:00 PM
Round 1, February 6 $ 10.00
Round 2, February 7 $ 10.00
Round 3, February 8 $ 10.00
Round 4, February 9 $ 10.00
Round 5, February 10 $ 10.00
Round 6, February 12 $ 10.00
Round 7, February 13 $ 10.00
Round 8, February 14 $ 10.00
Round 9, February 15 $ 10.00
9-Round Pass $ 80.00