Girls Mid Atlantic Regional Tournament

2018 Regional Girls Tournament in Washington, DC

Thank you to all the parents and teachers who made our 2nd year a huge success. 71 Girls from North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Washington,DC, Virginia, West Virginia  and New York enjoyed meeting and competing. There was a very broad range of players from the 1700's to the unrated category. Next year we are looking forward to a bigger schedule, more girls, more prizes and more fun.


Hosted at the beautiful Homewood Suites by Hilton in Washington,DC with views of the US Capitol. Participants were welcomed by special guest Womans International Grand Master Askhita Gorti. 


Askhita Gorti Bio:

Entering the 2018  Women's Championship tournament as the number one highest-rated female chess player under 14 in the world.

Gorti has been successful in all female tournaments before: coming in second in the 2013 All-Girl National Championship U18 and the 2013 All-Girl National Blitz Championship U18, tying for first in the 2014 U.S. Junior Girls Invitational, and taking clear first in the Manchester November WGM Norm Tournament in 2015.


Since joining the USCF in 2009, Ms. Gorti’s rating has been on an up-and-down roller coaster ride with massive rating changes in both directions and rarely see a dull moment. Her rating has increased dramatically each year with a large part of her success due to the fact that she averages over 30 tournaments a year.


Starting with a rating of about 400 in March of 2009, she more than doubled her rating and finished the year rated above 1000. By the close of 2010 she had improved her rating to 1476. Over the next two years her rating rose to above 1800. In May of 2013 she broke 2000 for the first time, becoming a chess Expert where her rating continued to skyrocket. Two years later, in May of 2015, Ms. Gorti broke 2200 and earned the title of National Master. Two months and four tournaments later, she broke 2300 for the first time in July of 2015.


Last year, she earned both the title of Woman International Master and FIDE Master. Please help Chess Girls DC welcome her as our special guest at the 2018 Mid Atlantic Regional Girls Tournament.

Tag: 2016 U.S. Women's Championship 


Girls Mid Atlantic Regional  In Washingon,DC additional information


This tournament  consisted of a 5 Swiss, G/45;d5.  

Four Sections: Under 18, Under 14, Under 10, Under 8. 

Trophies/Prizes: In each section, Trophies for Top 5 Individual Places, Trophies for tied for 5th place, and Medals for 2.5 points or above;

Trophy for Top Under 17/Under 16/Under 15 in Under 18 Section; 

Trophy for Top Under 13/Under 12/Under 11 in Under 14 Section; Trophy for Top Under 9 in Under 10 Section; Trophy for Top Under 7 in Under 8 Section; 

Other Prizes: ONLY Under 18 Section: $150-$100-$50  

Learn More

Chess Girls DC Organization is the proud host of the All Girls Mid Atlantic Regional Chess Tournament. 

This tournament is a great warm up to the 2019 All Girls Nationals in Chicago April 12-14, 2019

Find out more about the Chicago Girls Nationals

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Information for parents

Supervision and Photography Disclosure

By registering for the tournament you agree and understand that 

Occasionally, we will be taking pictures of the children. As parents or guardians students participating in the class and  tournament you waive and release Chess Girls DC , Capitol Area Chess, US Chess Center and it’s officers, volunteers, agents and employees from any claim or liability relating to the use of your name or child’s image or name in photographic images ,video images, oral or recorded statements in social media, news releases and photography. 

You the parent agree to provide sufficient supervision of  your minors and agree that the tournament organizer and Chess Girls DC Nonprofit organization it's officers, volunteers, vendors and staff have no responsibility or liability with respect to minors brought to the tournament. Parents and teachers are required to supervise their students during the entirety of the events and classes under all circumstances.


Email: Robin at chessgirlsdc@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support