Texas hosts Polgar Girls under-21 Open

The Susan Polgar Foundation and the South Texas Chess Center proudly present the First Annual Susan Polgar National Open Championships for Girls under 21. Format: 6-SS | Sections: K-2, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, Open section (for girls under 21 as of 1-27-06)

Time control: G/45 or G/40 with 5 seconds delay

Prizes: Trophies to top 20 individuals and top 4 teams in each section. Special medals to 21st - 30th place individuals and 5th - 7th teams. 3 or more from the same school & 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.

Special Prizes: Any school with 20 or more participants will receive a set of 6 Winning Chess the Easy Way Training DVDs by Susan Polgar ($175 retail value). In addition, there will be 2 beautiful trophies for the schools with the most students competing in the championship (Top from Texas and top outside of Texas).

Addition Individual Prizes to each section: A desktop or laptop computer to 1st!! $200 in prizes to 2nd | $150 in prizes to 3rd | $100 in prizes to 4th | $50 in prizes to 5th! Any player with 6-0 score in the main event will also receive a digital chess clock!!

Prizes for Blitz / Puzzle Solving Championships: Trophies to top 5 players in each section. Special medals to 6th - 20th place. Blitz / Puzzle Solving Championships will be only 1 section but trophies to separate categories.

  • Friday, Jan. 27: 3:30 PM Lecture for players/parents/coaches by Susan / 5:00 PM Puzzle Solving Championships / 6:15 PM Tandem Simul (Maximum 70 players)
  • Saturday, Jan. 28: 10:00 AM Opening Ceremony / Rounds: 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:00 PM / 7 PM Blitz Championships (G/5 - 7 SS)
  • Sunday, Jan. 29: Rounds: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM / 4:00 PM Closing Ceremony

Main Event Entry Fees: $28 if received by December 1, 2005 | $38 if received by January 1 | $48 if received by January 15 | $58 on site (On site registration: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM Friday and up to 9:30 AM on Saturday)

Blitz EF: $10 - Puzzle Solving EF: $10 - Simul: $15 | Special $25 entry fees for all 3 side events (Blitz, Puzzle and Simul) or $18 for Blitz and Puzzle

Hotel: Ramada Inn Bayfront and Convention Center 601 N. Water Street Corpus Christi, Texas 78401 (361) 882-8100 or 800-688-0334 or www.ramada-cc.com. For chess rate, please mention: "SPNO". Reserve by 12/ 27/2005 or rate may increase. Rates starting at $59 - 2 family Suite for $89.00.

Info: Dan DeLeon (361) 883-3930 or email to polgarfoundation@aol.com.

Registration form can be obtained here:

Posted by The Chess Drum: 30 October 2005