2015

SPF National Open for Boys and Girls Concluded

The 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open Championship for Girls and Boys was held from 27th February to 1st March in San Mateo, California.

In the course of the three-day chess festival, the SPFNO awarded qualifications for:
– The Prestigious Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls
– The FIDE World Youth Chess Championship 2015 in Porto Carras, Greece.
– As well as $100,000 in prizes.

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation's National Open Championship for Girls and Boys

The winner of each section will receive an invitation to represent SPICE at the 2015 World Youth. If there are two players tied for 1st, both will be declared co-champions. However, the winner of a 5 minute blitz game will get the World Youth spot and/or Webster University scholarship. On the other hand, the 1st place trophy will be determined by tiebreaks.

If there are more than 2 players tied for 1st, tiebreaks will be used to the determine the World Youth spot or Webster University scholarship. This was clearly announced by the Chief TD.

The champions or co-champions of each of the girls’ section will also receive invitations to the 2015 SPF National Invitational for Girls, the most prestigious all-girls event in the US.

Under 18/16 Boys

1 Colin Chow 2265 5.0 Co-Champion
2 Aaron Grabinsky 2318 5.0 Co-Champion – Won Blitz Playoff for World Youth Qualifier and Webster U Scholarship

3 Udit Iyengar 2177 4.0
4 Alexander Kassil 1893 4.0

5 Cameron Wheeler 2383 3.5
6 Sam Land Capocyan 2135 3.5
7 Alexander Feghhi 1906 3.5
8 Pranav Nagarajan 2202 3.5

9 Josiah P Stearman 2195 3.0
10 Ishan Dutta 1621 3.0

Under 18/16 Girls

1 Ana Lopez Sanchez 1659 (MEX) 5.0 – SPF Girl’s Invitational Qualifier
2 Sofia Stanescu-bellu 1543 4.0 – World Youth Qualifier and Webster U Scholarship

Under 14 Boys

1 GABRIEL SAM 2093 5.5 World Youth Qualifier
2 SETH TALYANSKY 1974 5.0

Under 14 Girls

1 ANDREA CECILIA CRIST BOTEZ 1714 5.5 – World Youth Qualifier and SPF Girl’s Invitational Qualifier

Under 12 Boys

1 JOSHUA GRABINSKY 1644 5.5 Co-Champion
2 IVAN KE 1905 Co-Champion – Won Blitz Playoff for World Youth Qualifier

Under 12 Girls

1 CHENYI ZHAO 1741 5.0 Co-Champion – Won Blitz Playoff for World Youth Qualifier – SPF Girl’s Invitational Qualifier
2 SHIVANGI GUPTA 1378 5.0 Co-Champion – SPF Girl’s Invitational Qualifier

Under 10 Boys

1 Chinguun Bayaraa 2062 5.5 Co-Champion – Won Blitz Playoff for World Youth Qualifier
2 RISHITH SUSARLA 1878 5.5 Co-Champion

Under 10 Girls

1 ANNAPOORNI MEIYAPPAN 1547 5.5 – World Youth Qualifier – SPF Girl’s Invitational Qualifier

Under 8 Boys

1 AGHILAN NACHIAPPAN 1526 6.0 – World Youth Qualifier

Under 8 Girls

1 RUI YANG YAN 1350 6.0 – World Youth Qualifier – SPF Girl’s Invitational Qualifier

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