Monday, July 21, 2008
Important info about the SPNI
Some general information:
The usual temperature in Lubbock is around a comfortable mid to high 60's in the evening and high 80's to mid 90's in the afternoon. The humidity level is quite low because Lubbock is approximately 3,200 feet above sea level. Therefore, it is quite dry compare to other parts of Texas south of Lubbock.
There will be plenty of amenities available such as swimming, tennis, basketball, ping pong, etc. There are also laundry facilities at Gordon Hall. Both buildings (Gordon and Frazier) are wheel chair accessible.
The Frazier Alumni Pavilion and Gordon Hall are both comfortably air conditioned. Wireless Internet access is available in common area at Gordon Hall. Dining will be at "The Fresh Plate" in Gordon Hall. The walking distance between Gordon Hall and Frazier Alumni Pavilion is about 2-3 minutes.
The time control for the SPNI is 90 moves for the entire game for each player with 30 second increments added on per move. This is equivalent to G/120 and it is the official FIDE time control. In addition, the SPNI will be FIDE rated. This will give many players the opportunity to earn valuable FIDE ratings.
Please bring your own clock if you own one. We do have a limited amount of clocks available if you do not own one. Chess sets and boards will be furnished. However, please bring your own equipment if you would like to have casual games or after hour games with other players in Gordon Hall.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me or Mr. Dewain Barber, Chair of the Polgar Committee.
I am looking forward to seeing all of you in less than a week. It will be a fantastic and memorable event!