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Frank K. Berry US Women Championship

Stillwater, Oklahoma, July 16-20

The 2007 US Women’s Championship will take place in Stillwater, Oklahoma, from July 16-20, 2007. Frank K. Berry, sponsor of the US Championship back in May, is the major sponsor for this tournament along with Stillwater National Bank.

The tournament will be a 10-player round robin. 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. That makes no less than 3 former US Women’s Champions! 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.

The total prize fund is $25,000 and the winner takes 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 constant updates are promised by the organizers.

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