2008 Susan Polgar Trifecta Events
www.polgarevents.com

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 18-20, 2008

Location: St. Joseph Academy
101 Saint Joseph Drive
Brownsville, Texas 78520-0785

Click MAP for directions. Hotels:
Holiday Inn 3777 North ExpresswayBrownsville, TX 78520
http://www.holidayinnbrownsville.com/Ask for “chess rate” of $59.00
Chess rate good until Jan. 14, 2008 includes a standard room (king or double)free high speed internet 956-547-1500

Hawthorn Suites (Soon to be Hilton)3759 North ExpresswayBrownsville, TX 78520
956-574-6900
www.holidayinnbrownsville.com/extended-stay.html
Ask for “chess rate” of $69.00
Chess rate good until Jan. 14, 2008

Includes a studio suite (queen bed and queen sofa sleeper), with a fully equipped kitchen, a complimentary hot breakfast each morning, and complimentary high speed internet access.

Sections:

All-Girls (SPNO):
Primary (K-2)
Elementary (3-5)
Middle School (6-8)
High School / Adults U1600
(Winners will qualified for the 2008 SP national invitational for girls – must meet age requirement)

National Challenge (SPNC):
Primary (K-2)
Elementary (3-5)
Middle School (6-8)
High School / Adults U1600

Note: High School students do not have a rating restriction. All high school students are eligible to compete for the scholarships. Adults with ratings 1600 or greater are required to play in the International Open.

International Open (FIDE rated)
Open (rating ≥1600)

Prizes:

National Open for Girls & National Challenge

Laptop Computer to 1st
$200 in prizes to 2nd
$150 in prizes to 3rd
$100 in prizes to 4th
$50 in prizes to 5th
Digital clock to 6-0 score
Trophies to top 20 Individuals
Trophies to top 3 teams
Medals to 21-30th Individuals
Medals to 4th-6th Teams
Trophies to top 3 Parent/Child/Sibling Teams

International Open

$500 and Laptop Computer to 1st!!
$300 in prizes to 2nd
$200 in prizes to 3rd
Top U2000 $150 to 1st & $100 to 2nd
Top U1800 $150 to 1st & $100 to 2nd
Trophies to top 3 College Teams (top 3 players)

Scholarship: The winner of the High School division will win a 4-year scholarship to Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

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