Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Big National Chess Day Celebration on October 8th!



Big National Chess Day Celebration on October 8th! There will be many additional surprise events during the tournament!



The 2011 SP World Open for Boys and Girls has moved from Las Vegas (in June 2011) to Chicago (in October 2011) per the request of many parents and coaches. I expect this event will be bigger and better than ever! I would like to thank the organizer of the LV Chess Festival for hosting this event in previous years. The North American Chess Association will be the new host this year.



Susan Polgar World Open for Boys and Girls 2011

October 7 – 10, 2011

Doubletree Hotel – Oakbrook, IL



Over $100,000 in Chess Prizes and Scholarships

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7R Swiss System; 8 sections: (K-3), (4-5), (6-8), (9-12)

Time Controls: (K-3) G/30 + 5/sec delay

(4-5) G/45 + 5/sec delay

(6-8) G/45 + 5/sec delay

(9-12) G/60 + 5/sec delay






Round Times: (K-3) Sat/Sun 11am, 1pm, 3pm; Mon 10am

(4-5) Sat/Sun 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm; Mon 10am

(6-8) Sat/Sun 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm; Mon 10am

(9-12) Sat/Sun 11am, 2pm, 5pm; Mon 10am






Side Events: Bughouse – Friday 7:30pm

Puzzle Solving – Saturday 7:30pm

Blitz – Sunday 7:30pm

Ongoing Side Event: Walk-in simul presented by the Chicago Blaze US Chess League team. Done with your game or waiting for your child to finish? Take on a member of the Chicago Blaze between the hours of 12pm and 6pm!

Additional side events to be listed closer to event date. Please check the tournament website for more details.

All equipment will be provided (boards, sets, clocks). Organizer provided equipment must be used. Equipment will be on discounted sale upon tournament completion for school clubs and parents to purchase.

Cajun Chess will be equipment vendor onsite.

All 4th – 12th grade participants who are not a current member of the US Chess Federation will receive a 1-year free membership (no magazine option) included with their tournament entry fee.

All (K-12) participants will receive a free 1-year membership to ChessKid.com (a $49.95 value!)

Prizes

(Boys and Girls – All sections)

All 4th – 12th grade participants who are not a current member of the US Chess Federation will receive a 1-year free membership (no magazine option) included with their tournament entry fee.

All (K-12) participants will receive a free 1-year membership to ChessKid.com (a $49.95 value!)

1st place: Netbook Computer

2nd place:
$250 in Chess Prizes

3rd place:
$175 in Chess Prizes

4th place:
$100 in Chess Prizes

1st place in 9-12 to receive scholarship to Texas Tech University!

Trophies to top 15 individuals

Trophies to top 4 school teams*

Trophies to top 4 club teams*

Certificate of Participation for all players

Tournament Fees

$45 post-marked by 8/27/2011

$50 post-marked by 9/10/2011

$55 post-marked by 9/24/2011

$60 thereafter and onsite

Side events are each $15 mailed in with entry or $20 on-site

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Payments to be mailed to (payable):

North American Chess Association

4957 Oakton Street Suite 113

Skokie, IL 60077

Questions: sevan@nachess.org

or call 847.423.8626

Mention Polgar Tournament in your message

* Top 4 player scores count toward school team prizes; school team trophies awarded in each section; Top 4 player scores count towards club team prizes; club team trophies awarded overall (not based on sections).

Doubletree Hotel – 1909 Spring Road – Oakbrook, IL 60523 – 630.472.6000

$79 room rate; must call hotel directly and ask for North American Chess rate.