Friday, July 16, 2010

News Coverage on the 2010 U.S. Women's Chess Championship

We know that the USWCC and US Junior are being covered by many chess blogs and websites devoted exclusively to chess news.  However, there is usually not much coverage in the more "mainstream" media of chess events - not even national championships!  I'll leave it to others to debate why it is that in the United States, the most important chess events in the country don't merit much regular news coverage, either in special interest or under sports.  But - there has been some coverage:

KDLT TV coverage of WGM Camilla Baginskaite, who now resides in South Dakota:
Sioux Falls Woman Will Compete in Chess Tournament: The Morning Show

by Danielle Dupuy, Reporter
July 08, 2010

The St. Louis Globe-Democrat , an article by Gentry Trotter:
GLOBE TROTTER: Future kings and queens of chess
By Gentry Trotter
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Mr. Trotter seemed to be somewhat bedazzled by the beauty of some of the chess femmes:)  As well he should be!  I think all of the players in the 2010 U.S. Women's Chess Championship are lovely, each in their own way.  Some are downright gorgeous in the manner that turns men's heads.   This photo is from Mr. Trotter's article - Irina Krush is missing. 

Chess tournaments to be held in St. Louis
Associated Press - July 8, 2010 4:54 PM ET

ST. LOUIS (AP) - More high-profile chess play is getting under way in St. Louis.

After recently hosting the U.S. Chess Championship, St. Louis will be the site of the U.S. Women's Championship and U.S. Junior Closed Championship, starting Friday with opening ceremonies. Play will start Saturday and continue through July 20, with more than $75,300 in prize money available.

From The Los Angeles Chronicle:
Stage set for epic showdown at U.S. Women's Championhsip

July 12, 2010
By Mike Wilmering and Katie Baldetti

Very happy to see that Dylan Loeb McClain has written nearly daily articles about the 2010 USWCC and the 2010 US Closed Junior's Championshp at the New York Times Chess Blog.  Here are the most current articles:
July 16, 2010, 12:38 am

Zatonskih Holds Lead for Women’s Title; Two Are Tied for Junior Crown

July 15, 2010, 12:05 am

Zhao and Zatonskih Lead Championships

July 14, 2010, 9:00 am

Another Busy Day at the U.S. Championships

July 12, 2010, 11:27 pm

Fast Pace Continues at Two U.S. Championships

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