Queens’ Festival Enters Final stage

The Queens’ Festival 2023 is getting to its final stage this weekend.

With the Online Blitz Qualification tournaments for Asia and the Americas finished, the last stage of the competition will be played tomorrow to determine the ultimate winners.

The Asian Qualification event attracted 166 players from 24 countries. The title of the Queens’ Festival Continental European queen went to WIM Hong Anh Nguyen from Vietnam, who scored 9½ points in 11 rounds. Her compatriot WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram finished second with 9 points, and WFM Tan Li Ting of Malaysia got bronze with 8½ points. 

The complete list of top-25 players qualified for the semi-finals on Saturday:

Rank NameFEDPts
1WIMHong Anh NguyenVIE
2WGMHoang Thi Bao TramVIE9
3WFMTan Li TingMAS
4 Li ShenyueCHN
5 Wang QinxuanyiCHN
6 Gupta ShubhiIND8
7 Carreon Melizah RuthPHI8
8 Severin Helen D SilvaIND
9 S PournamiIND
10WIMRanasinghe S DSRI
11WIMKomiagina MariaFIDE
12CMAparajita GochhikarIND
13 Alwis JenukiSRI7
14 Romanillos Shaina MagnePHI7
15 Pattnaik SheraliIND7
16 Batzaya YanjavMGL7
17 Momyn MadinaKAZ7
18WFMSinggih Diajeng TheresaINA7
19 Butuzova TatyanaFIDE
20 Binoj ShybiIND
21 Katakam Deethya SaiAUS
22 Sheikh Abdullah MunsheeMAS
23 Meenu RajendranIND
24 Natarajan IndusheetalaIND6
25 Cao YoujiaCHN6

164 players from 33 countries representing the Americas competed in another Online Blitz Qualification tournament. WIM Tatiana Brizzi Milagros from Argentina netted 9½/11 and tied for first place with WFM Erin Bian of the USA to become the Queens’ Festival Continental Queen, thanks to better tiebreaks. Paula Sofia Hernandez Diaz from Mexico was third with 9 points.

The complete list of 25 qualifiers to advance into the semifinals of the Queens’ Festival from the Americas:

Rank NameFEDPts
1WIMBrizzi Milagros TatianaARG
2WFMBian ErinUSA
3 Hernandez Diaz PaulaMEX9
4GMKrush IrinaUSA
5 Hyatt JessicaUSA8
6 Jou EstherUSA8
7WCMYellamraju AmbicaUSA8
8WIMPlazaola MariaARG8
9WCMPang AshleyUSA8
10WFMJimenez Salas MariaPER
11WFMVelasquez Angie GabrielaCOL
12 Montano Vicente GuadalupeMEX
13 Rodriguez Rivero JinelaCUB
14 Ortegon Villacorte LindaCOL7
15 Galeano Solis MayteARG7
16 Wilson HannahBAR7
17 Tapia Morocho AlisonECU7
18 Santos Taina Moura DosBRA7
19WCMRivera Negron YaniraPUR7
20 Montiel Marin MicaelaARG7
21WFMTorres Hernandez LeslieHON7
22WCMAdam ErnestinaARG7
23 Rozas Lazcano ValeskaCHI7
24IMCori T. DeysiPER7
25 Moscoso Paz EstherBOL7

In addition to the Semi-finals and Finals of the Queens’ Women Open Tournament, this weekend, the Unrated Princesses’ tournaments will be held. U16 girls without FIDE rating will compete in two age categories – U9 and U16. There are 277 players from 74 countries of the world on the starting list.

The finals of both the Queens’ Women Open Tournament and the Unrated Princesses’ tournaments will be streamed live on the FIDE Youtube channel with commentaries by WGM Anastasiya Karlovich and WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni. 

Link to the broadcast: