National chess championship headed to St. Louis

Thursday, October 14, 2010 | 7:30 a.m. CDT; updated 9:38 a.m. CDT, Thursday, October 14, 2010

ST. LOUIS — A national chess competition is headed to St. Louis for the third year in a row.

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis has been chosen to host the 2011 U.S. Championship and the U.S. Women's Championship.

The events will be held together in the spring. There are guaranteed prize funds of at least $170,000 for the U.S. Championship and $60,000 for the U.S. Women's Championship.

The U.S. Championship will feature 16 competitors, and the Women's Championship will have eight.