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Sharjah invites you to the 10th edition of International Cup for Women

by Shahid Ahmed - 09/10/2019

Chess & Culture Club for Sharjah Women invites all women chess players to the 10th Sharjah International Cup for Women which will be held at Sharjah Chess Club from 3rd - 13th January 2020. The tournament is open to all women with a valid FIDE ID. Entry fee is only $30. First prize is $3000 and a trophy. Conditions is also offered for selected rating category players. Daily one round gives the players plenty of time to prepare for their next game, only 7th January has a double round. That's not all, on Friday 10th January 2020, there will be Fischer Random Chess. Registration is only accepted through the official site. Photo: Tournament Circular

10th Sharjah International Cup for Women

Chess & Culture Club for Sharjah Women organizes the 10th edition of Sharjah International Cup for Women from 3rd - 13th January 2020

Tournament logo

Eligibility and Registration

Entry fee is as low as $30

Prize structure

First prize is $3000 and a trophy


Only 7th January has double rounds
Chief Arbiter and Event Coordinator Murad Abdulla talks about all details of the tournament | Video: Sagar Shah

For more details, please visit here.

Photos from the 9th edition

Last edition's podium finisher (L to R) - Champion IM Irina Bulmaga (ROU), Runner-up IM Karina Szczepkowska (POL) and Second runner-up IM Sopiko Khukhashvili (GEO) | Photo: Official site

Players from all over the world participate in this tournament | Photo: Official site

The tournament hall | Photo: Official site

Spacious hall and DGT boards | Photo: Official site

Reigning National Women's and former Asian Continental Women's Champion IM Bhakti Kulkarni competed in the ninth edition | Photo: Queens Chess Academy

Legendary IM Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman participated in the eighth edition | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

To get an idea about the tournament strength, check the last edition's tournament standings

Final Standings of the 9th edition

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
IMBulmaga IrinaROU23917,50,048,552,522106
IMSzczepkowska KarinaPOL24087,00,050,054,012106
IMKhukhashvili SopikoGEO23387,00,049,554,021994
WGMGu XiaobingCHN22957,00,048,552,522083
WGMKulkarni BhaktiIND22837,00,048,052,032031
WIMVelikic AdelaSRB22986,50,052,056,532116
IMCornette DeimanteLTU24556,50,051,056,022096
IMMkrtchian LilitARM23926,50,050,054,032075
Bauyrzhan ArnashKAZ19786,50,047,050,021855
WGMNguyen Thi Mai HungVIE22806,50,046,551,522032
WGMAbdulla KhayalaAZE21906,50,046,049,021998
GMSocko MonikaPOL24586,50,045,549,511988
IMZozulia AnnaBEL22706,50,043,047,031779
WFMHallaeva BaharTKM21336,00,047,552,031898
WIMGevorgyan IrinaUZB23016,00,046,551,531882

Complete standings


Official site