7th Annual All-Girls Nationals, April 16-18 in Columbus, Ohio
November 10, 2009
Richard Krueger

Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents Seventh Annual All-Girls National Chess Championships. This Year’s Event to Take Place in Columbus, OH, April 16 – 18, 2010; University of Texas at Dallas Extends Academic Distinction Scholarship Valued at $68,000. 

Columbus, OH, Nov. 10, 2009 -- Kasparov Chess Foundation today announced the 2010 Annual National All-Girls Chess Championships, to be held in Columbus, OH, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, April 16 - 18, 2010.  The non-profit chess educational organization, founded by world chess champion Garry Kasparov, is hosting its seventh year of the tournament in association with the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and United States Chess Federation (USCF). 

This year, as previously, the tournament welcomes girls from public, private and home-schools. Teams will compete within the following age categories: 8 years old and younger; 10 years old and younger; 12 years old and younger; 14 years old and younger; 16 years old and younger; 18 years old and younger.

As a special award, The University of Texas at Dallas,  www.utdallas.edu, has established an Academic Distinction Scholarship for the winner of the 18 years old and younger section. The scholarship is valued at $68,000 for an out-of-state student.  More information on the scholarship can be found at www.utdallas.edu.

"We are very pleased to be supporting, for the third consecutive year, the Kasparov Chess Foundation's All Girls Nationals with a full scholarship," said James Stallings, Director of the Chess Program at The University of Texas at Dallas. 

"We continue to make concerted efforts to recruit top women chess players. Our university furnishes an ideal environment of support for young women chessplayers to achieve their academic goals with our programs in high-quality science, technology, engineering, and business education and research. Our faculty consists of some of the nation's best scholars and researchers. The UT Dallas campus is surrounded by high tech industries, ideal for mutual interaction as well as for employment of UT Dallas graduates," he added.

All events will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215; Phone (614) 280-1234.