Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Susan Polgar World Open Chess Championships for Girls (under 21)
June 16-18, 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada
Under 21, 15, 13 and 10 (as of June 14, 2006)
* TIME CONTROL: G/45 or G/40 with 5 seconds delay – 6 Round SS (Please bring chess set and clock)
* Prizes: Trophies to top 20 individuals and top 3 teams in each section. Special medals to 21st – 30th 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). Every player receives a special hand signed certificate from Susan Polgar.
* AWESOME Additional Prizes: In each section, 1st place receives a computer system or laptop. $200-150-100-50 gift prizes for 2nd-5th. Any player with 6-0 score also receives a digital clock!
* Prizes for Blitz Championship: Trophies to top 3 players in each section. Special medals to 4th – 10th place. Blitz will only have one section but trophies will be given out to separate categories.
* Prizes for Puzzle Solving Championship: Championship Cup to first each section (Unr – 800, 801 – 1100, 1101 – 1400, Open). Special medals to 2nd – 6th place.
* Special Prizes: Any school with 20 or more participants will receive a set of 7 Winning Chess the Easy Way Training DVDs by Susan Polgar (Over $200 retail value).
Friday, June 16:
3:30 PM Lecture for players / parents / coaches by Susan Polgar 5:00 PM Puzzle Solving Championship 6:15 PM Tandem Simul (Maximum 70 players)
Saturday, June 17:
10:00 AM Opening Ceremony Rounds: 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:00 PM 7 PM Blitz Championships (G/5 - 7 SS)
Sunday, June 18:
Rounds: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM 4:00 PM Closing Ceremony
Entry Fees: $30 if received by January 31, 2006; $45 if received by May 25; $60 on site - On site registration: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM Friday and up to 9:30 AM on Saturday. Blitz EF: $15 - Puzzle Solving EF: $12 - Simul: $20 Special $35 entry fees for all 3 events (Blitz, Puzzle and Simul) Riviera Hotel and Casino, 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. HR: $71 single or double ($81 Friday and Saturday nights) includes free tickets to one of three Mardi Gras Riviera Las Vegas Shows Wednesday, Thursday or Monday. 1-800-634-6753 or (702) 734-5110. Make your reservations early and be sure to ask for the chess rates; the Riviera sells out most weekends. Cutoff for special hotel rate is May 25th. Rates may be as high as $140 a night after May 25th. Credit card or one night room deposit will be required to hold reservation, may be canceled 48 hours in advance for nominal fee.
ADVANCED Registration Form
Print Name: _____________________________________
Age: ___________ USCF#__________________________
Tel: _________________ E-mail: ____________________
Rating: _________________ Section: _________________
Main Event: _____ Blitz: _____ Puzzle: _____ Simul: _____
Amount Enclosed: ________________ Method of Payments:
(Check) __ (Money Order)__ Visa: ___ MC: ___ Amex: ___
Account # __________ Name: _______________________
Exp. Date: _______School/Club Team: ________________
Please make checks payable to: Las Vegas International Chess Festival, PO Box 90925, Henderson, NV 89009-0125 or online at www.lvchessfestival.com. No telephone entries. NS. W. FIDE.
These are some of the young ladies that inspire me to work hard everyday to help young chess players across this country, especially girls. My goal is to introduce chess to every child in America.
No, they do not all have to be the next world champion. However, I would like to see all children benefit from chess in many ways, especially in school and everyday life.
I promise that as long as you stay in chess, I will work hard to help you. Excel through Chess and Win with Grace, Lose with Dignity!
I am working on getting more colleges and universities to give chess scholarships to young female chess players! You can do your part to help! Play and stay in chess!
January 27 - 29, 2006. More than 200 girls from all over the United States competed in this event!
Open Section Championship:
1. Estrada, Nelly 6.0 Dell Laptop and Printer + Susan Polgar Digital Clock
2. Roy, Ananya 5.0 $200 in prizes and goodies + invitation to the SP Invitational
3. Ballom, Stephanie 4.0 $150 in prizes and goodies
4. Bailey, Victoria A 4.0 $100 in prizes and goodies
5. Ortiz, Roxana A. 4.0 $50 in prizes and goodies
6th – 8th grade:
1. Jamison, Courtney 5.5 Dell Laptop and Printer + invitation to SP National Invitational
2. Mirchandani, Rita 5.0 $200 in prizes and goodies
3. Shokler, Melinda 5.0 $150 in prizes and goodies
4. Chu, Helen 4.5 $100 in prizes and goodies
5. Hung, Charlina 4.5 $50 in prizes and goodies
3rd – 5th grade:
1. Qiu, Katherine 6.0 Dell Laptop and Printer + Susan Polgar Digital Clock + invitation
to SP National Invitational
2. Xiang, Ellen 5.5 $200 in prizes and goodies
3. Dai, Eileen 5.5 $150 in prizes and goodies
4. Winston, Hailey 5.0 $100 in prizes and goodies
5. Foley, Sayaka 5.0 $50 in prizes and goodies
K – 2nd grade:
1. Xiang, Evan 5.5 Dell Laptop and Printer + invitation to SP National Invitational
2. Zhu, Jessica 5.5 $200 in prizes and goodies + invitation to SP National Invitational
3. Jeppesen, Astrid 5.0 $150 in prizes and goodies
4. Dai, Colleen 5.0 $100 in prizes and goodies
5. Srinivasa, Sandhya 5.0 $50 in prizes and goodies