Allyson Wong

Founder, Vice President, Board Director

Hi! My name is Allyson Wong, and I’m a founder, board director, and vice president at FEMchess. I’m a USCF certified tournament director, having directed many tournaments with a combined total of over 1,000 players. I’ve played more than 900 local (USCF) and international (FIDE) tournament matches. During my free time, I enjoy providing livestream commentary on chess tournaments on Twitch for both international and domestic tournaments. Currently, I’m a 9th grader, and I’ve been competing since the age of 5. I have always enjoyed chess because it is something that I can turn to; I know it will always give me joy. I wanted to become a part of this organization because I believe that there is a significant amount of gender inequality in chess. Fewer than 15% of chess players are girls, and I’ve always wondered why that is. This is why I co-founded FEMchess: to bridge the gender gap and help young girls reach their fullest potential.

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Allyson Wong