Special Appearance

GM Susan Polgar

GM Susan Polgar

Special Events led by GM Susan Polgar

Saturday: 11am-12pm – Parents & Coaches Seminar, 2-3pm – Girls Workshop, 5:30-8pm – Simul and Q&A.
Sunday: 8:30-9:30am – Breakfast w/ Susan, 10am-4pm – Polgar Chess Camp.

Special Guest

WIM Megan Lee - 2020 WA State Champion

WIM Megan Lee

Special Guest Appearance by WIM Megan Lee!

Saturday:
12-1:30pm – Game review and analysis
2-3pm – Girls Workshop
3:30-5pm – All comers Blitz!

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.

Prizes include $100,000 in Scholarships to Webster UniversityThe top-scoring player in each 2-day Championship section (Girls sections only) in the SPFNO will earn qualification for the prominent Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls.

16th Susan Polgar Foundation National Open for Girls and Boys

October 2-3, 2021

2-DAY CHAMPIONSHIP SECTIONS

  • K-5 Girls
  • K-5 Open
  • K-8 Girls
  • K-8 Open
  • K-12 Girls
  • K-12 Open

1-DAY SECTIONS (Saturday-only)

  • K-1 U800
  • 2-3 U800
  • K-3 Open
  • 4-8 U900
  • 4-8 Open
  • 9-12 Open

Event Venue: Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Registration

Please register online: nwchess.com/OnlineRegistration

Contact Us

Josh Sinanan
Washington Chess Federation President
Email: WashingtonChessFederation@gmail.com, Cell: (206) 769-3757

Jacob Mayer
Washington Chess Federation Scholastic Director
Email: Jacob.MayerChess@gmail.com, Cell: (206) 697-5625

Tournament and Side Event Information

Time Control, Round Times, Entry Fees, and Package Deal Discounts!

  • 2-DAY CHAMPIONSHIP SECTIONS

    K-5 Girls, K-5 Open, K-8 Girls, K-8 Open, K-12 Girls, K-12 Open

    FORMAT: A six-round Swiss in six sections, as shown above.
    TIME CONTROL: G/60; d5.  Game in 60 minutes with a 5-second delay.
    RATING: Dual NWSRS and US Chess Rated.
    ROUND TIMES: Saturday 10/2 & Sunday 10/3 @ 9:30AM, 12PM, 2:30PM.
    PRIZES: Trophies awarded to the top-scoring individuals in each section.  Prizes include $100,000 in Scholarships to Webster University!
    Entry Fee: $70 by 9/17, +$15 9/18-9/29, +$30 9/30 or after.

  • 1-DAY SECTIONS (Saturday-only)

    K-1 U800, 2-3 U800, K-3 Open, 4-8 U900, 4-8 Open, 9-12 Open

    FORMAT: A five-round Swiss in six sections, as shown above.
    TIME CONTROL: G/30; d5. Game in 30 minutes with a 5-second delay.
    RATING: Dual NWSRS and US Chess rated Open sections, NWSRS rated Reserve sections.
    ROUND TIMES: Saturday 10/2 @ 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM.
    PRIZES: Trophies awarded to the top-scoring individuals in each section.  Medals for first-timers who do not earn a trophy.
    WA State Elementary Qualifier.
    ENTRY FEE: $50 by 9/17, +$15 9/18-9/29, +$30 9/30 or after.

  • ALL SECTIONS

    Open to all students registered in grades K-12.  Grade is based on 2021-2022 school year.  Registration deadline Friday Oct 1 @ 5pm.  Unpaid players not checked in by 8:45am will receive a zero-point bye for any missed rounds.  Trophies for top-scoring individuals and teams.  Higher of October 1st US Chess or NWSRS rating will be used to determine section and pairings.

  • US Chess Membership

    US Chess membership required for the 2-day Championship sections, the 1-day Open sections, and for the Blitz Championship.
    Join or renew your US Chess membership here.

  • Parents & Coaches Seminar

    Saturday, 10/2: 11 AM-12 PM.
    Led by GM Susan Polgar.
    Entry Fee: Free!

  • Girls Workshop

    Saturday, 10/2: 2-3 PM.
    Hosted by GM Susan Polgar with special guest WIM Megan Lee, 2020 WA State Champion.
    Entry Fee: Free!

  • Simul and Q&A

    Saturday, 10/2: 5:30 – 8 PM.
    Play against GM Susan Polgar, 20 boards Max.  GM Polgar plays white on all boards.
    Entry Fee: $50 by 9/29, $70 by 9/30 or after.

  • Breakfast with Susan

    Sunday, 10/3: 8:30 – 9:30 AM.
    Enjoy a delicious breakfast with GM Susan Polgar!
    Entry Fee: $50 by 9/29, $70 by 9/30 or after.

  • Polgar Chess Camp

    Sunday, 10/3: 10 AM – 4 PM.
    Led by GM Susan Polgar and FM Paul Truong.  A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn strategies and tactics from a former World Champion!
    Entry Fee: $120 by 9/29, $140 by 9/30 or after.

  • Puzzle Solving Competition

    Sunday, 10/3: 5-5:30 PM.
    One section.  Trophies to Top 5 1000+ and Top 5 u1000 contestants.
    Entry Fee: $25 by 9/29, $45 9/30 or after

  • Blitz Championship

    Sunday, 10/3: 5:30-7:00 PM.
    A 2-section, 8-round, G/5; d0 Swiss in two sections: K-5 & 6-12.
    Trophies to Top 5 players in each section.
    Entry Fee: $25 by 9/29, $45 by 9/30 or after

  • Special Discounts & Package Deals

    • Stay 2+ nights at the Bellevue Hyatt to receive Free entry into the Simul and Breakfast,
      50% off Polgar Chess Camp, and a complimentary “Breaking Through” chess book ($190 value).
    • Bundle Breakfast, Puzzle, and Blitz side events to receive a 25% discount ($25 value).