2023 U.S. Senior Women’s Chess Championship Nov 3rd – 5th

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 U.S. Senior Women’s Chess Championship Nov 3rd – 5th

Thanks to the generous support of the USChess Women’s program and the Eade Foundation, we are thrilled to host the FIRST U.S. Senior Women’s Championship, showcasing the abilities of the nation’s top senior women players.  Games will be streamed live at https://www.chess.com/events/2023-us-senior-womens-chess-championship

Standings and Pairings posted at https://chess-results.com/tnr842840.aspx?lan=1

List of Players:

WGM Anjelina Belakovskaia, 2218
WIM Beatriz Marinello,  2200
WFM Natalya Tsodikova,  2181
WFM Olga Sagalchik,  2100
WIM Dorothy Teasley,  2000
WIM Alexey Root, 2000
WIM Vesna B Dimitrijevic,  1907
WIM Shernaz Kennedy,  1900
WCM Natasha C Christiansen,  1824
Varinia F Cabrera,  1814
Julia O’Neill,  1800
WCM Mary K Kuhner,  1737

Read a great preview of the players here at https://new.uschess.org/news/1st-us-senior-womens-championship-preview


Where:  Berkeley Chess School

2622 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702


When: Friday,  November 3rd – Sunday, November 5th 2023

5 Rounds; Swiss Format

No half point byes will be offered

USCF Rated, and FIDE rated.

Time Control:  G/90; Increment 30 sec

Round 1: Friday, November 3rd, 2023; 7:00PM

Round 2: Saturday, November 4th, 2023; 10:00AM

Round 3: Saturday, November 4th, 2023; 3:00PM

Round 4: Sunday, November 5th, 2023; 10:00AM

Round 5: Sunday, November 5th, 2023; 3:00PM


1. Players must be female USCF members, ages 50 and older, and rank in the top 20 of all female players.
2. Players are eligible based on their gender in their USCF record.
3. The tournament is USCF, and FIDE rated using the FIDE Laws of Chess.
4. Game forfeited after 30 minutes in the event of a no-show.


Tie-breaks will be decided by Modified Median. If this
system is unable to break the tie, these systems will be employed in
the following order until the tie is broken: 1. Solkoff, 2. Cumulative,
3. Cumulative of Opposition, 4. Most Blacks, 5. Head to Head Results

Prize Fund: $8,000 100% Guaranteed!

1st $4,000

2nd $2,000

3rd $1,000

4th $750

5th $250