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By USCF   
June 28, 2007
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The Frank K. Berry 2007 US Women’s Championship will take place in Stillwater, Oklahoma, from July 16-20, 2007.

The tournament will be a 10-player round robin and stars no less than 3 former US Women’s Champions. Last year’s Champion WGM Anna Zatonskih will be joined by 2000 Champion WGM Camilla Baginskaite and 1998 Champion WGM Irina Krush, who is also the highest rated player in this year’s tournament. Completing the field is WGM Katerina Rohonyan, WIM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs, WIM Tsaagan Battsetseg, WFM Tatev Abrahamyan, WFM Alisa Melekhina, WFM Chouchanik Airapetian and WFM Elizabeth Vicary.

A total prize fund of $25,000 is up for grabs with the winner taking home $7,000. There are also 3 qualifying places for the American Zonal Tournament and various players have the opportunity to score WGM and WIM norms.

The tournament website is www.uswcc2007.com and this site will be constantly updated throughout with the latest results and standings from the tournament. There will also be live updates on Chess Life Online with on site photography and interviews by Betsy Dynako and analysis by Jennifer Shahade. Live broadcasting of all games will be provided using the MonRoi system.

Frank K. Berry, sponsor of the US Championship back in May, is the major sponsor for this tournament along with Stillwater National Bank. For questions relating to the tournament, please email Frank Berry at [email protected].