Saturday, March 21, 2009

2009 U.S. Women's Chess Championship

All right - publicity in a regional newspaper! Now if The New York Times (hint hint Dylan) will pick it up from here, this event may get the respect it deserves (what's published in The New York Times gets syndicated across the country in most city newspapers). The St. Louis CCSC looks like a beautiful facility, ideally suited to host the U.S. "Open" and Women's U.S. Chess Championships. Monday, March 16, 2009, 12:44pm CDT St. Louis chess center to host women’s championship St. Louis Business Journal The 2009 U.S. Women's Chess Championship will be held Oct. 2-12 at the new Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, which opened in July. Invitations will be sent to the top nine U.S. women players as well as the defending champion, Olympic gold medalist Anna Zatonskih, the chess center said. "We are delighted to have the opportunity to host this major event in the world of competitive chess," said Rex Sinquefield, a retired investment fund manager and chess club founder, in a statement. "We are honored and most fortunate to serve as the official site in 2009 of two of the premier chess championships." The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will also host the 2009 U.S. Chess Championship, May 7-17. Sinquefield, a St. Louis native, did influential research on historical stock market returns and pioneered many of the nation's first index funds.
Hmmmm, will he be funding the 2010 championships???

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