Your Chance To Predict the 2022 Women’s Speed Chess Championship Is Here!

The main event of this year’s Women’s Speed Chess Championship begins on June 13. That means it’s time for another bracket contest! Still free-to-play and featuring cash prizes, we’ve streamlined the prediction system, so keep reading! The prize pool is $1,000 in cash prizes and over a dozen diamond memberships in this classic bracket contest.

You have from right now up until the start of the first match at 5 a.m. Pacific/14:00 CET on June 13 to make your picks. Don’t wait too long, or the tournament might begin before you know it! 

Jump Ahead: Click Here For Prediction Instructions! | Scoring | Tiebreaks | Prizes

Who do you have winning it all? Fill out your bracket and you could win cash!

How to watch?

The WSCC will air on all usual channels: at or on site, or on YouTube and Twitch. The full schedule is available on the official event page.

How To Play

No more Google Forms like we’ve had to do in the past! Instead:

  1. Head over to the bracket on Challonge,
  2. Click the green “Create A Prediction” button,
  3. Follow instructions on the prediction page!
  4. IMPORTANT: In the Prediction Title field, enter your username and your prediction for the final score of the final match. For example: “CHESScom 14.5-12.5”. If you do not provide your username you may not be able to receive your prize. 2022 WSCC Bracket Contest

The deeper the tournament goes, the more points you get for each correct prediction.

Round Matches Points/Match Total Points
Round of 16 8 1 8
Quarterfinals 4 2 8
Semifinals 2 4 8
Finals 1 8 8 will apply tiebreaks if there are multiple perfect brackets or ties at the top of the standings. The tiebreaker system is the same as earlier bracket predictions:

  1. Your prediction of the final match score in the finals. This is what you entered in the Prediction Title field.
  2. If no entry predicted the correct score, the contest winner is whoever was nearest to the correct margin of victory.
  3. If that is tied, the contest winner is whoever was closest to the correct score for the tournament winner.
  4. The last tiebreaker is the order your bracket was submitted, earlier is better. Why not create your bracket now?
2022 FIDE Women's Speed Chess Championship Hou Yifan
GM Hou Yifan is the #1 seed in the WSCC, but will she win it all? It’s your call!

The top finisher will win the big $500 first-place prize. The prize for second place is $300 and third place earns $200. Diamond memberships will be awarded to those who place between 4th and 20th, and all players who tie for 20th earn memberships even if tiebreaks would otherwise eliminate them.

Place Prize
1st $500
2nd $300
3rd $200
4th-5th 12 months diamond
6th 6 months diamond
7th-8th 3 months diamond
9th-20th 1 month diamond

This is your chance to join fun and drama as all the action unfolds at!



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