SPNO 2014 in New Orleans

Venue: Hilton Garden Inn, 1001 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.
6 Round Swiss G/45 d5 USCF Rated
Up to 8 sections: grades K- 2, 3-5, 6-8 & 9-12, separate for Girls & Boys (T.D. may combine any sec.w/ < 10players)

Side events:

3 hour chess camp (max.30)
GM Susan Polgar Simul (limited to first 20 entries)
Blitz Championship,G/5 d0, K-6 and 7-12
Bughouse
Puzzle Solving Championship
“Breakfast with Susan”

Schedule:

Rounds: Saturday:, 3/22: 10-12-2, Sunday 3/23: 10-12-2:15;
Side events: Friday 3/21 – Camp 2-5 p.m.; Puzzles, 6 p.m., Bughouse 7 p.m.;
Saturday. 3/22 – Simul 4 p.m., Blitz 7 p.m.;
Sun 3/23 – Breakfast 8:30 a.m.
Awards ceremonies: side event awards before rounds 4&5; main event awards 4p.m.

Prizes:

Over $100,000 in Webster U. Scholarships, tablet computers & chess prizes;
Trophies to at least top 5 each section (more possible in large sections; top 20% based on pre-registered as of 2/21) 

Side event awards: Blitz – top 3 boys & top 3 girls each section; Bughouse – top 3 teams.
Puzzles-top 3 in rating groups: Under 800,Under 1500 & Open.
All players receive commemorative medals.
Team awards: Top 2 school or club teams each section of main event & blitz (Student may rep. only 1 team; commit by round 2).

Entry fees:

All sections of G/45 Main Event: $45 by 1/31/14; then $55 by 3/20/14; $65 on site.
Camp – $40 by 1/31/14; then $50. Puzzles $10 by 1/31/14; then$15.
Bughouse – $20/team by1/31/14; then$30.
Blitz – $15 by 1/31/14; then $20.
Simul – $25;
“Breakfast with Susan” $35 adults; $15 children under 12.

Host Hotel: 

Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center, King or 2 Doubles $149/night, (2 night minimum) until sold out or 2/18/14. Limited King suites available w/ $40 upgrade. Free wi-fi, microwave & mini- fridge in every room; business center, fitness center, pool. To reserve call 1-877-782-9444 & request Chess Rate.

http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/M/MSYGIGI-CHESS-20140320/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Alternative/Overflow hotel (15-20 min. drive from tourney site): Hampton Inn Elmwood, 5150 Mounes St., Harahan, LA 70123, $109/night, tel: 1-504-733-5646.

Email questions to ChessNOLA@yahoo.com.

BE SURE TO MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION BY SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014

IN ORDER TO ASSURE THE CHESS RATE AT THE

HILTON GARDEN INN CONVENTION CENTER
1001 S. PETERS ST.
NEW ORLEANS, LA 7010

YOU MAY CALL EITHER OF THESE PHONE NUMBERS TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM:

877-782-9444 or 504-525-0044,

or simply click on

HILTON GARDEN INN RESERVATIONS

TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM ONLINE!

TO SEE ALL TOURNAMENT DETAILS OR TO REGISTER FOR THE SUSAN POLGAR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP FOR BOYS & GIRLS IN NEW ORLEANS, ALL SIDE EVENTS AND TEE-SHIRTS, PLEASE CLICK ON

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