Special Appearance

GM Liem Le

GM Liem Le

Special Events led by GM Liem Le

Saturday: 10:30-11:30 AM – GM Liem Le Lecture + Q&A, 1-4 PM – GM Liem Le Simul, 5-7 PM – All-Comers Blitz with GM Liem Le and other chess masters!

Special Guest

WIM Penny Pham

WIM Penny Pham

Special Appearance by WIM Penny Pham!

Friday: 10:30-11:30 AM – Parents & Coaches Seminar, 2-3 PM – SPFNO Girls Workshop!

Saturday: 5-7 PM – All-Comers Blitz with chess masters!

SPFNO for Girls & 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 over $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.

18th Susan Polgar Foundation National Open for Girls and Boys

November 24-25, 2023


K-5 Open                    K-5 Girls

K-8 Open                    K-8 Girls

K-12 Open                  K-12 Girls


K-1 U800                    K-3 Open

K-3 U800                    4-6 Open  

4-6 U900                    7-12 Open

Venue: Hyatt Regency Bellevue


  • Self-Parking is complimentary in the Hyatt Regency parking garage on Saturday.
  • Parking also available at nearby Bellevue Square.  Bellevue Place and Lincoln Square parking is complimentary with validation from Bellevue Place and Lincoln Square retail, restaurants and entertainment. Tunnel connection located on Level P3.  Monday-Friday until 8:00 p.m. – 3 hours free with validation. After 8:00 p.m. – No validation is necessary.  Saturday and Sunday – No validation is necessary.
  • Bellevue Collection parking info: https://bellevuecollection.com/visit-here/parking/


Please register online at: https://chessreg.com/

Event Guide

Please find the detailed event guide here.

Procedure & Protocols

Pairings will be posted on ChessReg.com and near the playing hall before each round. Face masks are optional. If interested, please bring your own mask.

Contact Us

Josh Sinanan
Chief Organizer, WCF President
Email: WashingtonChessFederation@gmail.com, Cell: (206) 769-3757

Jacob Mayer
Chief Tournament Director
Email: Jacob.MayerChess@gmail.com, Cell: (206) 697-5625

Ben Radin
Registration Coordinator
Email: Ben@ChessReg.com

Tournament and Side Event Information

Time Controls, Round Times, Entry Fees, and Event Details!