16th Susan Polgar Foundation National Open for Girls & Boys

National Championship Event
Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Event Overview

2-day Championship Sections: K-5 Open, K-8 Open, K-12 Open, K-5 Girls, K-8 Girls, K-12 Girls. Format: 6SS, G/60; d5. Dual NWSRS and US Chess Rated. Rounds: Sat/Sun @ 9:30am, 12:00pm, and 2:30pm. Prizes include $100,000 in Scholarships to Webster University!

1-day Sections (Saturday-only): K-3 Open, 4-8 Open, 9-12 Open, K-1 U800, 2-3 U800, 4-8 U900.  Format: 5SS, G/30; d5. Dual NWSRS and US Chess rated Open sections, NWSRS rated Reserve sections. Rounds: Sat @ 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm. WA State Elementary Qualifier.

Fun Side Events: Saturday 10/2: 11am-12pm – Parents & Coaches Seminar, 2-3pm – Girls Workshop, 5:30-8pm – Simul and Q&A. Sunday 10/3: 8:30-9:30am – Breakfast w/ Susan, 10am4pm – Polgar Chess Camp, 5-5:30pm – Puzzle Solving Competition, 5:30-7pm – Blitz Championship.

All Sections: Registration deadline Fri. Oct 1 @ 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 or NWSRS rating will be used to determine section and pairings. Hotel Information: Hyatt Regency Bellevue, address above. Phone: 425.698.4250, request the Polgar Chess block. For online hotel reservations: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/BELLE/G-SPOL Cut-off date for discounted hotel reservations is 9/3/2021.

Flyer: https://nwchess.com/calendar/SPFNO_2021.pdf


900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
United States

Sections: 12
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Washington Chess Federation
Email: WashingtonChessFederation@gmail.com
Phone: 206-769-3757

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