Wednesday, October 11, 2006

2007 Susan Polgar National Open for Girls

Susan Polgar National Chess Challenge for Boys and
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 (for all ages!)

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).

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 & Simul) - Susan Polgar mini chess camp: $25

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.

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

For more info, please check out or contact Dan Deleon 361-883-3930 or email
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Jonathan Fortune said...

Fall Open Results
From the Chief TD:
This year the Oregon Fall Open sponsored by the Club was a bit more significant than the usual seasonal tournament. The clear winner in the Reserve Section was Taylor Bailey. She finished with 4 ½ points, a last round draw with Bill Gagnon keeping her from a perfect 5-0 score. To my knowledge this is the first time a woman (actually a high school student) has won a Portland Chess Club tournament. History was being made. Second place honors and the U-1600 & U-1400 prizes were shared among Bill Gagnon, Arliss Dietz, Steve Buck, Daniel Friesen and Brian Hong, all with 3 ½ points. Masakazu Shimada playing in his first tournament scored 3 points and claimed the U 1200/Unrated honors. We thank all the players who came to play and make this tournament a success. Grisha Alpernas and Neil Dale (aka the Baltic mafia) were the directing crew.

Anonymous said...

As a female chess player, i am personally dissapointed in the segregation of female and male chess players. At first I was excited about the idea of all girl chess tournaments but when I found out about all boy chess tournaments something lit up inside me. I believe that girls are just as good as guys and we should not be supporting the idea that female chess players are inferior to male chess players and therefore need their own tournament.