Special Appearance

GM Susan Polgar

GM Susan Polgar

Available for Autographs and Photos

Saturday 9:30-11am, 1-2pm
Sunday 4-5pm

Special Guest

WIM Megan Lee - 2020 WA State Champion

WIM Megan Lee

Available for Game Analysis

Saturday 12-2pm

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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 (2-day K-12 Championship Open & Girls sections only.)

15th Susan Polgar Foundation National Open for Boys & Girls – Oct 3-4, 2020

2-DAY CHAMPIONSHIP SECTIONS

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

  • TIME CONTROL: G/60;d5
  • RATING: Dual NWSRS and US Chess rated.
  • ROUND TIMES: Sat/Sun @ 9:30am, 12:00pm, 2:30pm.
  • PRIZES: Trophies awarded to the top-scoring individuals in each section.  Prizes include $100,000 in Scholarships to Webster University!

1-DAY SECTIONS (Saturday-only)

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

  • TIME CONTROL: G/30;d5
  • RATING: Dual NWSRS and US Chess rated Open Sections, NWSRS rated Reserve Sections.
  • ROUND TIMES: Sat @ 9:30am, 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm.
  • 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.


Event Venue: Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Address: 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 (map)


Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Bellevue: 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.
Phone: 425.698.4250, request the Polgar Chess block.
For online hotel reservations: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/BELLE/G-POLG
Cut-off date for discounted hotel reservations is 09/06/2020.

Registration: nwchess.com/OnlineRegistration

Contact Us:

Josh Sinanan
Washington Chess Federation President
Email: WCF.Tournaments@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.
    Time Control: G/60;d5 Game in 60 minutes with 5 second delay.
    Round Times: Saturday, 10/3: R1 @ 9:30AM – R2 @12:00PM – R3 @ 2:30PM
    Sunday, 10/4: R4 @ 9:30AM – R5 @ 12:00PM – R6 @ 2:30PM
    Entry Fee: $70 by 9/18
    Late Fee: +$15 9/19-9/30, +$30 10/1 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.
    Time control: G/30;d5. Game in 30 minutes with 5 second delay.
    Rating: Dual NWSRS and US Chess rated Open Sections, NWSRS rated Reserve Sections.
    Round Times: Saturday, 10/3: R1 @ 9:30am, R2 @ 11:00am, R3 @ 12:30pm, R4 @ 2:00pm, R5 @ 3:30pm
    Entry Fee: $50 by 9/18
    Late Fee: +$15 9/19-30, +$30 10/1 or after.

  • ALL SECTIONS:
    Open to all students registered in grades K-12. Grade is based on 2020-2021 school year.  Registration deadline Fri. Oct 2nd @ 5pm. Check-in required only for those that did not pre-pay: 8 – 8:45am. 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 US Chess October supplement or October 1 NWSRS rating will be used to determine section and pairings.

  • US Chess Membership
    US Chess Membership required for 2-day Championship sections, 1-day Open sections, and for the Blitz Championship.

  • Parents and Coaches Seminar
    Saturday, 10/3: 11am-12pm.
    Entry Fee: Free!

  • Girls Workshop
    Saturday, 10/3: 2-3pm.
    Led by WFM Chouchan Airpetian
    Entry Fee: Free!

  • 20 Board Simultaneous Exhibition against GM Susan Polgar with Q&A
    Saturday, 10/3: 5:30-8:00pm.
    Entry Fee: $50 by 9/30, $70 10/1 or after.

  • Breakfast with Susan
    Sunday, 10/4: 8:30-9:30am.
    Entry Fee: $50 by 9/30, $70 10/1 or after.

  • Polgar Chess Camp
    Sunday, 10/4: 10am-4pm.
    Led by GM Susan Polgar and FM Paul Truong.
    Entry Fee: $120 by 9/30, $140 10/1 or after.

  • Puzzle Solving Championship (one section)
    Sunday, 10/4: 5-5:30 pm
    Trophies to Top 5 1000+ and Top 5 u1000 players.
    Entry Fee: $25 by 9/30, $45 10/1 or after

  • Blitz Championship
    Sunday, 10/4: 5:30-7:00pm
    Trophies to Top 5 players in Grades K-5 & 6-12 sections.
    Entry Fee: $25 by 9/30, $45 by 10/1 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 complimentary “Breaking Through” book ($190 value).
    • Bundle Breakfast, Puzzle, and Blitz side events to receive a 25% discount ($25 value).

  • Questions?

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

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

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