Thursday, September 07, 2006

Susan Polgar National Open Championship for Girls

Susan Polgar National Open Championship for Girls
President’s Day Weekend
February 16-18, 2007 Corpus Christi, Texas

K-2, 3rd-5th, 6th-9th, Open Section

The winner of each section (must meet age and residency requirements) will automatically qualify to the 2007 Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls in New Jersey!

TIME CONTROL: G/45 or G/40 with 5 seconds delay

Prizes: Trophies to top 12 individuals and top 3 teams in each section. Special medals to 13th – 20th place individuals and 4th – 6th teams. 3 or more from the same school and section or same chess club and section (top 3 scores added to give team final standings). Trophies to top 3 two–person family (siblings - parent/child) team

Additional Individual Prizes to each section: Special Grand Prize to 1st!! $200 in prizes to 2nd $150 in prizes to 3rd $100 in prizes to 4th $50 in prizes to 5th! Any player with 6-0 score in the main event will also receive a digital chess clock!!

Prizes for Blitz / Puzzle Solving Championships: Trophies to top 3 players in each section. Special medals to 4th – 10th place. Blitz and Puzzle Solving Championships will be only one section but trophies will be given out to separate categories.

Special Prizes: Any school with 20 or more participants will receive a set of 6 Winning Chess the Easy Way Training DVDs by Susan Polgar ($175 retail value). In addition, there will be 2 beautiful trophies for the schools with the most students competing in the championship (Top from Texas and top outside of Texas).


Friday, February 16:
3:30 PM Lecture for players / parents / coaches by Susan
5:00 PM Puzzle Solving Championships
6:15 PM Tandem Simul (Maximum 70 players)

Saturday, February 17:
10:00 AM Opening Ceremony
Rounds: 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:00 PM
6:15 PM Blitz Championships (G/5 - 6 SS)
8:00 PM Dance Party

Sunday, February 18:
Rounds: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM
4:00 PM Closing Ceremony

Monday, February 19:
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Susan Polgar Mini Chess Camp

Entry Fees: $30 if received by December 15, 2006; $45 if received by February 1, 2007; $60 on site - On site registration: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM Friday and up to 9:30 AM on Saturday. Blitz EF: $12 - Puzzle Solving EF: $12 - Simul: $20 Special $30 entry fees for all 3 events (Blitz, Puzzle and Simul) - Mini Chess Camp: $25

Make checks payable to Susan Polgar Foundation 103-10 Queens Boulevard (Suite 1C) Forest Hills, NY 11375

Bayfront Plaza Hotel 601 N. Water Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 Phone: (361) 882-8100 or 1-800-688-0334 or For chess rate, please mention Chess Tournament & Code Word "Chess" beginning now. Hotel rate cutoff date: January 27, 2007.

Incredible Hotel Rates: $59.00 up to 3 people $69.00 up to 4 people $89.00 suite –

FREE Wireless Internet – FREE hot breakfast buffet - FREE appetizers nightly & live music on Friday and Saturday night at the hotel Atrium.
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