Susan Polgar Foundation National Open for Girls and Boys 2018-05-07T04:04:33+00:00

Thank you for attending the
13th SPFNO
May 5-6, 2018 @ Livermore

Results have been posted,
Tournament has been rated
and Photos have been uploaded!
For all links, please visit:

2018 Results page

Special Appearance

GM Susan Polgar

GM Susan Polgar

Available for Autographs and Photos

Saturday & Sunday
10:30-11AM and 2-2:30PM

Special Appearance

GM Daniel Naroditsky

GM Daniel Naroditsky

Available for Game Analysis

Saturday 12PM – 2PM

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SPFNO for Girls and Boys

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.)


13th SPF Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys – MAY 5-6, 2018

$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: 
Robert Livermore Community Center

Address: 4444 East Ave, Livermore, CA 94550 (map)

Free Parking, Plenty of outdoor space!


Hotel Information
Please, contact organizers with any hotel request.
Email to ask@bayareachess.com

Tournament and Side Event Information:
Time Control, Round Times & Fees

  • CHAMPIONSHIP SECTIONS – 2 day event!
    Based on Age & Gender:
    U8, U10, U12, U14, U16/18
    separate sections for Girls & Boys

    Time Control: G/60;d5
    Game in 60 minutes with 5 second delay.
    Round Times:
    Saturday, 5/5: R1 @ 9:30AM – R1 @12:30AM – R3 @ 3:30PM
    Sunday, 5/6: R4 @ 9:30AM – R5 @ 12PM – R6 @ 2:30PM
    Entry Fee: $54 UNTIL 4/22
    Late Fee: +$15 4/23-5/1, +$30 5/2-4, +$40 for onsite.

  • Reserve Sections – SATURDAY ONLY
    K-Grade4 u500, K-Grade8 u800
    – these section will be USCF rated, USCF membership required!

    Time control: G/30;d5
    Game in 30 minutes with 5 second delay.
    Round Times: 
    Saturday, 5/5:  R1 @ 9:30am * R2 @ 11am * R3 @ 12:30pm * R4 @ 2:00pm * R5 @ 3:30pm
    Entry Fee: $47 UNTIL 4/22
    Late Fee: +$15 4/23-5/1, +$30 5/2-4, +$40 for onsite

  • Q & A and 25 Board Simultaneous against GM Susan Polgar
    Friday, 5/4 – 6:30 pm
    Location: BAC Chess Center in San Jose
    Address: 2050 Concourse Drive #42, San Jose, CA 95131 (map)
    Entry Fee: $20 UNTIL 4/30, $30 AFTER 5/1

  • Puzzle Solving Championship (one section)
    Saturday, 5/5 – 5-5:30 pm
    Trophies to Top 5 1000+ and Top 5 u1000 players.
    Entry Fee: $20 UNTIL 4/30, $30 AFTER 5/1

  • Blitz Championship
    Saturday, 5/5 – 5:45pm
    Trophies to Top 5 players
    Entry Fee: $20 UNTIL 4/30, $30 AFTER 5/1

  • USCF Membership required for all sections and for the blitz.
    May 2018 Supplemental rating & TD discretion will be used to place players accurately.

PLEASE READ THE REFUND POLICY

ANY REFUNDS REQUESTED WILL BE SUBJECT TO A 25% PROCESSING FEE.

ANY REFUNDS REQUESTED between 5/1 – 5/3 WILL BE SUBJECT TO A 50% PROCESSING FEE

NO REFUNDS AFTER 5/3/17

ANY SECTION CHANGE REQUEST on 5/4/17 WILL BE SUBJECT TO $25 PROCESSING FEE

FINAL RESULTS from 2017 May