The 2020 US Junior Girls Championship, the first of five premiere National Championships scheduled for October, kicked off today. The event features a prize fund of over $10,000, and a $600 first place scholarship provided by US Chess and Dewain Barber. Top seeds include IM Carissa Yip, IM Annie Wang and reigning US Women’s Chess Champion Jen Yu. The quintent of events all feature a time control of Game/25 and a five second increment, with a champion crowned within three or four days.
Follow all the action for the Junior Girls’ live with Women’s Program Director Jennifer Shahade and GMs Cristian Chirila and Yasser Seirawan. Find out more info on all five events at uschesschamps.com and view a replay of the Opening Ceremony for all five events, the Girls, The Juniors, The Seniors, the Women’s and the US Championship.