It’s official. Talented chess players from around the United States will be coming to California next February in order to compete in the 10th annual Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Boys and Girls. Over $100,000 will be awarded in prizes, which include trophies, computers, chess prizes and scholarships to Webster University. In addition to these great prizes, winners of age appropriate sections will automatically qualify to play on Team USA at the 2015 FIDE World Youth Chess Championships in Porta Carras, Greece. To my knowledge, this is the first time in history that California has hosted a tournament which is an official qualifying event for the World Youth. Thanks to a partnership with the Torres Chess and Music Academy, this is also the first time that the Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Boys and Girls will be played on the West Coast.
Event Title: Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Boys and Girls
Event Date: February 28 through March 1, 2015
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center (Santa Clara, California)
Prizes: $100,000 will be awarded in prizes, which include trophies, computers, chess prizes, scholarships to Webster University and opportunities to qualify for the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships.
Tournament Format: 6 Round Swiss G/45 d/5. 9 Sections