Susan Polgar Foundation National Open for Girls and Boys 2017-05-14T02:58:25+00:00

Many thanks for ALL who came, and played and made sure this weekend is fun and special for the kids!
Final results are here: www.spfno.com/results

Mark your calendar: 13th SPFNO  – May 5-6, 2018 @ Livermore

Links for photos will be coming soon:)

Please, take our event survey so we can serve you next year even better. Click HERE for the survey.

 

Many thanks for GM Susan Polgar and GM Daniel Naroditsky for their SPECIAL APPEARANCES.

Special Appearance

GM Susan Polgar

GM Susan Polgar

Available for Autographs and Photos

Saturday & Sunday
11-11:3oAM and 2-2:30PM

Special Appearance

GM Daniel Naroditsky

GM Daniel Naroditsky

Available for Game Analysis

Saturday 11AM – 2PM

FINAL RESULTS
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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.)


12th SPF Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys – MAY 6-7, 2017

$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 & Sun 9am, 11:30am, 2:30pm.

RESERVE SECTIONS: K-Gr2 u500, K-Gr6 u800, or non-rated K-Gr12. Saturday only event.

  • PRIZES: Trophies to Top 10 players, Top 3 School Teams & Club Teams.
  • TIME CONTROL: G/30;d5
  • ROUND TIMES: Sat ONLY 9am, 10:30am, 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

Pleasanton Courtyard Marriott – $89(King)/$99(Double)
Last day to book: 4/14/17 – Click here to reserve your room.
Address: 5059 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton, CA 94588 (map)

Residence Inn Livermore – $119 / $139
Last day to book: 4/15/17 – Click here to reserve your room.
Address: 1000 Airway Blvd.,  Livermore,  CA  94551 (map)

Marriott Pleasanton – $115
Last day to book: 4/17/17 – Click here to reserve your room.
Address: 11950 Dublin Canyon Road, Pleasanton, CA  94588 (map)

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, 5/6: R1 @ 9AM – R1 @11:30AM – R3 @ 2:30PM
    Sunday, 5/7: R4 @ 9AM – R5 @ 11:30AM – R6 @ 2:30PM
    Entry Fees: $40 UNTIL 2/28, $60 UNTIL 3/31, $70 UNTIL 4/30, $90 AFTER 5/1

  • Reserve Sections – SATURDAY ONLY
    K-Grade2 u500, K-Grade6 u800
    – these section will be USCF rated, USCF membership required!
    K-Gr12 NON-RATED
    – This section is only for players that are not members of the USCF and the results will not be submitted for ratings.

    Time control: G/30;d5
    Game in 30 minutes with 5 second delay.
    Round Times: 
    Saturday, 5/6:  R1 @ 9am * R2 @ 10:30am * R3 @ 12:30pm * R4 @ 2:00pm * R5 @ 3:30pm
    Entry Fees: $20 UNTIL 2/28, $30 UNTIL 3/31, $35 UNTIL 4/30, $45 AFTER 5/1

  • Q & A and 25 Board Simultaneous against GM Susan Polgar
    Friday, 5/5 – 6:30 pm
    Location: BAC Chess Center in San Jose
    Address: 2050 Concourse Drive #42, San Jose, CA 95131 (map)
    Entry Fees: $15 UNTIL 2/28, $20 UNTIL 3/31, $25 UNTIL 4/30, $30 AFTER 5/1

  • Puzzle Solving Championship (one section)
    Saturday, 5/6 – 5-5:30 pm
    Trophies to Top 5 1000+ and Top 5 u1000 players.
    Entry Fees: $15 UNTIL 2/28, $20 UNTIL 3/31, $25 UNTIL 4/30, $30 AFTER 5/1

  • Blitz Championship
    Saturday, 5/6 – 5:45pm
    Trophies to Top 5 players
    $15 UNTIL 2/28, $20 UNTIL 3/31, $25 UNTIL 4/30, $30 AFTER 5/1

  • USCF Membership required for all sections except for K-Gr12 non-rated, and for the blitz.
    May 2017 Supplemental rating & TD discretion will be used to place players accurately.

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

ANY REFUNDS REQUESTED between 5/1 – 5/4 WILL BE SUBJECT TO A 50% PROCESSING FEE

NO REFUNDS AFTER 5/4/17

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