The 8th Menchik Memorial

A WGM / WIM women’s norm event.

Vera Menchik (1906-44) was the first women’s world chess champion, as well as the longest reigning champion, gaining the title at 21 and defending it multiple times until her untimely death.

The tournament is being staged by Chess Promotions Ltd and funded by the English Chess Federation with a grant from the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS). For further information please contact Agnieszka Milewska on

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