All Girls National Championships Winners and Recap

This year, Chicago welcomed back Kasparov Chess Foundation’s All Girls National Chess Championships, the largest and most prestigous girls only tournament in the USA. Now in its 18th year, KCF All-Girls National Chess Championships took place on April 22 – 24th at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

Presented in association with Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation and U.S. Chess Federation, nearly 400 girls from 33 states participated – a tremendous turnout. Players participated in the following categories: Under 8 years old, under 10, under 12, under 14, under 16, and under 18; sections. The Champion in each age category, qualified to represent the USA at the 2022 World Cadets (U8, U10, U12) and World Youth (U14, U16, U18) Championships. The organizers recognized the challenges presented by COVID-19 and definitely rose to the occasion. Following are the winners in each age category:

Under 8 Individual: Dena Wang, NY, NYNYHN

Under 8 Team: PS 77 Lower Lab, New York, NY

Under 10 Individual: Ananya Wadhwa, KS, KSOPVP

Under 10 Team: PS 334 Anderson School, New York, NY

Under 12 Individual: Jasmine Su, CT, CTMSMS

Under 12 Team: Hunter College Elementary school, New York, NY

Under 14 Individual: Kally Wen, CA, CASJBS

Under 14 Team: Success Academy Hudson Yards, New York, NY

Under 16 Individual: Asha Kumar, NC, NCDUDA

Under 16 Team: Discovery M.S., Madison, AL

Under 18 Individual: Iris Mou, from NY, NYNYDL

Under 18 Team: Dalton, New York, NY

For more information on standings and to see pictures from the tournament, please visit Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation.

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