Sunday, March 08, 2009

Over $150K in scholarships and chess prizes


June 4 to 7, 2009 South Point · Hotel · Casino · Spa
LAS VEGAS INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL
Susan Polgar World Open for Girls and Boys
Championship · June 6-7, 2009

Enter Now! Championship Side Events Chess Camp Breakfast with Susan





Over $150,000 in college scholarships and chess prizes!


The Polgar Committee will award automatic qualifying spots to the winners in each section of the 2009 annual Susan Polgar World Open Championship for Girls!

5 Round
USCF Rated Swiss System Tournament
Time Control
Game/45 minutes
8 Sections
Girls Under 19 · Boys Under 19 · Born after June 6th, 1990
Girls Under 14 · Boys Under 14 · Born after June 6th, 1995
Girls Under 11 · Boys Under 11 · Born after June 6th, 1998
Girls Under 8 · Boys Under 8 · Born after June 6th, 2001
Trophies
Top 10 individuals in each section
Top 3 (3-player) school/club teams each section
Special Medals to 11th-20th Individuals and 4th-6th Teams
Prizes
1st in each section MonRoi Personal Chess Manager
2nd - 5th $200-$150-$100-$50 in chess prizes
Scholarships
to Texas Tech will be awarded based in part on performance in this event.
Entry Fee
$45 by 1/29, $55 by 5/19, $65 by 6/3, $75 on site.
Registration
Friday 4-8 p.m. & Saturday 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Rounds
Saturday 11 a.m, 1:30 p.m & 4 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m & 12:30 p.m.
Opening Ceremony Saturday 10 a.m.
Awards Ceremony Sunday 3:30 p.m.
Membership
in the U.S. Chess Federation is required of all players. You may join with your entry or on site. Players will not be allowed to complete the tournament without a valid membership.

In compliance with the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act all non-gaming areas of the South Point Hotel, including the Convention Center and restaurants, are NON-SMOKING.

South Point Hotel and Spa:

- Some of our many amenities include a 16-screen Century Theatre movie complex, 64-lane bowling center and a handful of restaurants that cater to all appetites and tastes.
- Our distinctive hotel features spacious rooms and suites with 42-inch plasma televisions, Point Plush mattresses and Wireless Fidelity throughout.
- A unique feature to this property is its Equestrian Center, which is the finest horse facility in the country.
- Recently, we have added a fabulous 400-seat showroom that features headliner entertainment and Show alldancing to live bands on weekends.

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