FEB 28 – MAR 1, California, Northern

SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONWIDE OPEN FOR GIRLS AND BOYS

6SS, G/60 – Qualifier for the SPF Girls Invitational and FIDE World Youth Chess Championship 2015.

MAIN EVENT: San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. Free Parking. $100,000+ in prizes (trophies, chess prizes, & scholarships) to individuals. School team trophies awarded to top 3 teams in each section.

10 SECTIONS based on age and gender: Boys and Girls- U8, U10, U12, U14, U16/18.

ROUND TIMES: Saturday & Sunday 9am, 11:30am, 2:30pm.

TIME CONTROLS: All games will be G/60.

ENTRY FEES: $45 if registered by 12/10. $60 if by 2/1. $80 after 2/1.

SIDE EVENTS: 2/27

– Q & A and 25 board Simul against GM Susan Polgar 6:30pm $25 if by 12/10, $40 by 2/1, $50 after 2/1. 2/28
– Puzzle Competition (one section). 5-5:30pm Top 10 get trophies. $10 if by 12/10, $15 by 2/1, $20 after 2/1.
– Blitz Tournament. From 5:45pm Top 10 get trophies. $10 if by 12/10, $15 by 2/1, $20 after 2/1. USCF Membership required for all sections and blitz tournament. January 2015 Supplement used. TD discretion to place players accurately.

HOTEL: Special Room Rate $129. Sofitel San Francisco Bay, 223 Twin Dolphin Dr., Redwood City. Call (650) 598-9000 for reservations.

$1,000 Triple Crown Bonus for World Youth Qualifiers! – Please check for details on our website.

ORGANIZER: Chris Torres chesslessons@aol.com

More Info & Flyer or Register Online: chessandmusic.com Or mail to: TCAMA 16691 Colonial Trail, Lathrop, CA 95330

The venue is a 105,000 square foot exhibit hall at the San Mateo Event Center, which is located in the heart of Silicon Valley between San Francisco International Airport and Google Headquarters. Located a few minutes away from the tournament site, the Sofitel San Francisco Bay will offer chess families the beautifully appointed accommodations of a French luxury hotel at a “chess rate” that is unbelievably affordable.

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