|Welcome to the|
Susan Polgar Foundation
National Open for Girls & Boys!
|October 22-23, 2022|
|Seattle Marriott Bellevue: 200 110th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004|
1-Day Scholastic Sections (Sat only)
|Bellevue Ballroom||Sat, Oct. 22: 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 2:45pm; |
Awards Ceremony ~ 4:30pm
|Jacob Mayer & Ben Radin||Format: A five-round G/25; d5 Swiss in five sections: K-1 U800, K-3 U800, K-3 Open, 4-8 U900, 4-12 Open|
|2-Day Championship Sections||Breakout Rooms||Oct. 22: 9:30am, 12pm, 2:30pm Oct. 23: 9:30am, 12pm, 2:30pm;|
Awards Ceremony ~ 5:30pm
|Jacob Mayer & Ben Radin||Format: A six-round G/60; d5 Swiss in six sections: K-5 Girls, K-5 Open, K-8 Girls, K-8 Open, K-12 Girls, K-12 Open|
|Parents and Coaches Seminar||Redmond Ballroom||Sat, Oct. 22: 10:30am-11:30am||Susan Polgar & Josh Sinanan||A 1-hour seminar for parents and coaches that focuses on how to effectively guide children on their chess journey. Ask questions and hear tips from Susan Polgar, who is herself a chess parent and former coach of the successful Webster University Chess Team.|
Megan Lee Game Review & Analysis
|Redmond Ballroom||Sat, Oct. 22: 12:30-2:00pm||Megan Lee||Have your game reviewed and analyzed by WIM Megan Lee, 2022 WA State Chess Champion!|
|Megan Lee All Comers Blitz!||Redmond Ballroom||Sat, Oct. 22: 3:00-4:30pm||Megan Lee||Challenge WIM Megan Lee to a game of Blitz chess!|
SPFNO Puzzle Solving Competition
|Redmond Ballroom||Sat, Oct. 22: 5:30-6:00pm;|
Awards Ceremony ~ 9pm
|Josh Sinanan||Solve 20 chess puzzles in 30 minutes. Write solutions on paper. Evaluation based on accuracy, speed, and completeness. One solution per puzzle only, entire move sequence for both sides required for full credit. One section.|
|SPFNO Blitz Championship||Bellevue Ballroom||Sat, Oct. 22: 6:30-9pm;|
Awards Ceremony ~ 9pm
|Jacob Mayer||An 8-round, G/5; d0 Single Swiss in two sections: K-5 & 6-12. US Chess Blitz Rated. Trophies awarded to Top 5 players in each section.|
|Magician Rich Waters||Marriott Foyer||Sat, Oct. 22: 7-9pm||Rich Waters||Local Magician Rich Waters will perform some close-up magic tricks and balloon twisting in the foyer area near the Blitz tournament location. Be sure to catch this tricky and exciting exhibition!|
|Susan Polgar Book Signing||Redmond Ballroom||Sun, Oct. 23: 10-11am||Susan Polgar||A book signing by GM Susan Polgar. Get your exclusive autographed copy of "Learn Chess The Right Way", Vols. 1-5, and "A World Champion's Guide to Chess"!|
|SPFNO Girls Workshop||Redmond Ballroom||Sun, Oct. 23: 11:30am-12:30pm||Susan Polgar||Join Susan Polgar and local chess leaders for a special 1-hr workshop that focuses on empowering girls through chess. Learn how Susan Polgar broke through gender barriers to become the first woman to earn the Grandmaster title!|
|Susan Polgar Simul||Bellevue Ballroom||Sun, Oct. 23: 1-4pm||Susan Polgar||Susan Polgar will play up to 20 opponents simultaneously. Susan Polgar plays white on all boards. Open to all ages and levels! Medal awarded to any player who scores a win or a draw against Susan Polgar! Games still going at 4pm will be adjudicated.|
US Chess Rating Report
SPFNO Blitz Championship Rating Report
NWSRS Rating Report
Photos and Video
|Bellevue Marriott Website|
|Bellevue Marriott Map|
|Bellevue Marriott Floor Plans|
|Zoom Town Hall - Recording|
First Tournament Help Doc - for those new to in-person chess tournaments.
1) Street parking - arrive early to find a spot! 2-hour free parking, but will need to move every two hours to different streets. Free all day on Sunday.
2) Paid valet parking with the hotel. The hotel is valet only and pricing is as follows:
|0-3 hours - $12|
|3-7 hours - $16|
|8-12 hours - $20|
|12+/overnight - $39, plus tax|
3) Atrium Garage: There is a self-parking garage one block south of the hotel in the Atrium Building
Pro tip: Check out: www.parkopedia.com. This website allows you to put in the Marriott address (200 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004) and the day and time you will be arriving, and it shows parking options and pricing.
|Vendor - Embroiderrific|
Embroiderrific loves chess! We’ve been collaborating with the Washington Chess Federation (WCF) and supporting the Washington State Elementary Chess Championships over the last few years.
Using our original designs, we sell chess-themed hats, apparel, and patches through our
|10% off coupon|
from Embroiderrific Etsy Shop. This one works for any item with a minimum purchase of $30.
Cafe Aloe Discount!
Stop by the tournament info desk and receive a 20% off coffee coupon for the nearby Cafe Aloe, located on the first floor of the Cerasa Apartment building.
Cafe Aloe hours: Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm
Chess-inspired Artwork on display!
Local artist and Seattle Chess Club member Gabriela Osias will be on-site on Saturday from 12-4pm to display some of her chess-inspired artwork!
Be sure to check out some samples on her Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/gosi_creates/).
Gabriela's work is notable for its novelty and fine craftsmanship and makes the perfect gift for any chess enthusiast!