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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.

SPNO 2014 in New Orleans

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.

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.

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