Dear Chess Parents,
As many of you are aware, in 2015 I helped to bring the prestigious Susan Polgar National Open for Girls and Boys to California. I may no longer be the organizer for this event, but I still support its mission 100%. Because of this, I strongly encourage all of my fellow California chess families to attend this wonderful tournament.
The prestigious annual Susan Polgar National Open Championship for Girls and Boys (SPFNO) was created in 2006 and is sponsored by the Susan Polgar Foundation (SPF) to give more opportunities to young chess players in the United States.
The top player of each championship section in the SPFNO will be awarded:
• Qualifications for the Prominent Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls (Girls sections only.)
• $100,000 in prizes and scholarships to Webster University (U16/18 sections only.)
• $250 cash scholarship to the winner of each section if they go to the World Youth / Cadet (issued upon receipt of their flight ticket.)
14th SPF Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys – APR 27-28, 2019
$100,000+ in Prizes (lots of trophies, chess prizes & scholarships)
CHAMPIONSHIP SECTIONS: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16/18 in separate sections for Girls and Boys. 2 day event!
•$1,000 Triple Crown Bonus!
•PRIZES: Trophies to Top 15 players, Top 3 School Teams & Club Teams.
•TIME CONTROL: G/60;d5
•ROUND TIMES: Sat 9:30am, 12:30am, 3:30pm, Sun 9:30am, 12pm, 2:30pm
RESERVE SECTIONS: K-Gr4 u500, K-Gr8 u800. Saturday only event.
•PRIZES: Trophies to Top 10 players, Top 3 School Teams & Club Teams.
•TIME CONTROL: G/30;d5
•ROUND TIMES: Sat ONLY 9:30am, 11am, Lunch, 12:30pm, 2pm, & 3:30pm.
Event Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center
Address: 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95045 (map)
Sign up at http://www.spfno.com