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SPECIAL APPEARANCES

Special Appearance

GM Susan Polgar

GM Susan Polgar

Available for Autographs and Photos

2/27 & 28 – 9:45-10:15 & 1:00-1:30

Special Appearance

GM Daniel Naroditsky

GM Daniel Naroditsky

Available for Game Analysis

2/27 & 28 – 1:00-3:00

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SPFNO for Girls and Boys

The prestigious annual Susan Polgar National Open Championship for Girls and Boys was created in 2006 and is sponsored by the 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).
  • Qualifications for the 2016 FIDE World Youth Chess Championship.*
  • As well as $100,000 in prizes and scholarships to Webster University (U16/18 sections).

FEB 27 or 27 – 28, 2016 11th SPF Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys

6SS, G/60 d5- Official Qualifier for the SPF Girls’ Invitational & FIDE World Youth 2016.

$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.

$1,000 Triple Crown Bonus!

TIME CONTROLS: All games will be G/60 d5.

ROUND TIMES: Sat & Sun 9am, 11:30am, 2:30pm.

Event Venue
San Mateo Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403
Free Parking

Hotel Information
Special Room Rate $139. Sofitel San Francisco Bay, 223 Twin Dolphin Dr. Redwood City. Call (650) 598-9000 for reservations.

Tournament and Side Event Fees

  • CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION TIMES: G/60
    2/27 * Round 1 @ 9am * Round 2 @ 11:30am * Round 3 @ 2:30pm
    2/28 * Round 4 @ 9am * Round 5 @ 11:30am * Round 6 @ 2:30pm
    $59 until 2-19-2016 then
    $89 on 2-20-2016 and later

  • Puzzle Solving Championship (one section)
    2/27 – 5-5:30 pm Top 10 will get trophies
    $29 until 2-20-2016
    $39 after and on-site registration

  • Blitz Championship
    2/27 – 5:45pm Top 10 players will get trophies
    $29 until 2-20-2016,
    $39 after and on-site registration.
    USCF Membership required for all championship sections & blitz. January 2016 Supplement used. TD discretion to place players accurately.

  • Q & A and 25 Board Simultaneous against GM Susan Polgar
    2/26 – 6:30 pm At the Event Center. $10 Parking Fee
    2-26-16 6:30pm at the San Mateo Event Center
    $29 until 12-1-2015
    $49 after and on-site registration

  • Unrated Reserve Sections: G/30 – SATURDAY ONLY
    2/27 * R1 @ 9am * R2 @ 10:30am * R3 @ 12:30pm * R4 @ 2:00pm * R5 @ 3:30pm
    K-2 < 500 or UNR
    3-6 < 800 or UNR
    $29 until 2-20-2016
    $49 after and on-site registration

Disclaimer: Only players with a USA flag on the FIDE website are eligible to represent the Torres Chess Academy at the 2016 World Cadets and/or Youth Chess Championships. In the case of a section winner who does not meet the eligibility requirement, the next eligible winner will be the representative. 

There will be no refunds after 2/25/16

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