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Friday, May 8, 2009

Women's Tournaments Calendar 2009

Dear Organizers of Women’s Chess Events!

I’m starting a special list with all the women’s tournaments that take place throughout the year. If your tournament is not listed here, please send me an email or post a comment in this blog.

I’m making this list in order to make the women’s chess tournaments calendar as clear as possible and to avoid possible clashes of events.

Women’s chess tournaments calendar 2009:
(tournaments shown in italic have already been finished)

Moscow Open, women’s tournament
Moscow, Russia 31 Jan – 08 Feb, 2009

FIDE Women Grand-Prix Series
Istanbul, Turkey, 5-Mar - 20-Mar, 2009

The winner of the
FIDE Women Grand-Prix Series 2009/2010 will have a chance to challenge the women’s world chess champion 2010 in a match that is scheduled for 2011.

European Individual Women's Chess Championship 2009
St. Petersburg, Russia 7- 21-Mar, 2009

Women's Russian Team Cup
Dagomys, Russia, Apr 2 – 11, 2009

Women GM Chess Tournament, Mediterranean Flowers
Rijeka, Croatia, 07 - 15 March, 2009

41st international women's tournament of 8th March
Belgrad, Serbia 03-11 March, 2009

Puerto Rico Chess Federation Woman Open Classificatory, 29-31 May, 2009
Zone 3.6, Oceanial Zonal Championship, Gold Coast, Australia 20-26 June, 2009

Zone 3.1 Zonal, Open and Women, Sanaa, Yemen 23- 29-Jun-2009

Zone 2.3 Zonal, San Salvador, 10-17 July, 2009

African Women's Individual Chess Championship, Libya, 20-31 July, 2009

Zone 3.3 Zonal, Open and Women, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 22-30-Jul-2009

Canadian Women Chess Championship, Guelph, Zonal 2.2, July 30 - Aug 3, 2009

Zone 3.2 Zonal, New Delhi, India, 09 - 18 Aug, 2009

"Baltic Queen" GM Tournament for Women, Saint-Petersburg, August 11 - 20, 2009

Annual Lyudmila Rudenko Chess Cup, Saint-Petesburg, August 25 - September 3, 2009

Continental Women Championship 2009, Cali, Colombia 1 - 7-Sep, 2009

World Women's Team Championship 2009, Ningbo, China 1 - 12-Sep-2009

Women GM Chess Tournament Krk - Mediterranean Golden Island Baska (CRO), 9-18 Sep, 2009

European Club Cup for Women 2009, Struga, Lake Ochid, FYROM 3-11, Oct, 2009

2nd FIDE Women Grand-Prix Tournament, Nanjing, China Sep 27 - Oct 9, 2009

2009 U.S. Women's Championship, Saint Louis, USA 2-12, October, 2009

European Team Championship, Novi-Sad/Serbia, 21-30 October, 2009

3rd Asian Indoor Games Halongbay, Quang Ninh, Vietnam 30-Oct - 8-Nov, 2009

Senior World Chess Championship, Italy, Oct 26 - Nov 11, 2009

London Chess Classic Women's Invitational, London, England, December 7 - 15, 2009 (10 player, 9 round, all play all with WIM norms available. Tournament organiser: Lawrence Cooper)

European Rapid Women's Chess Championship 2009 open

European Blitz Women's Championship 2009 open

World Rapid Women's Chess Championship 2009 open

World Blitz Women's Championship 2009 open

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  • At May 11, 2009 at 8:33 AM , Anonymous Alexander said...

    Did FIDE announce World Blitz and World Rapid Championships? I am unaware of it.

    That would be a wonderful event to watch and of course for the women players to play in.

    Please Alexandra push FIDE to have that one organized, we could do it here in the USA and maybe ESPN would accept to sponsor it.

  • At May 19, 2009 at 6:21 AM , Anonymous Susanna Berg said...

    Hello Alexandra,

    I would like to give you my compliments to your chess blogg. It is really interesting and I am looking forward to read more. It looks great and thanks for your iniative and work about this!

    I am a chessplayer from Sweden and I noticed the calendar about women chess tournament. In Stockholm there will be a WIM-tournament in the period 17-25 June. The organiser is Mr Peter Hlawatsch, the founder of Scandinavian Chess Tournament ( STC) and he is commited to ladies chess.

    I will appreciate if you will list this tournament.

    Please let me know if you need more information and the place for the tournament is Scandic Hotel Täby in the north of Stockholm. It is a closed tournament.

    Kind regards,


  • At July 18, 2009 at 7:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi Alexandra

    Nice to see you have a chess-blog where we can leave you messages too!

  • At December 24, 2009 at 6:17 AM , Anonymous bath mate said...

    nice posting...



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