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SPNO Championships in New Orleans

SPNO Boys & Girls Championships will take place on 1-3 March, 2013, at Holiday Inn Downtown/Superdome, New Orleans, LA.

6 Rd. SS G/45 d/5 scholastic up to 9 sections: USCF Rated Secs. grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 & 9-12, sep. for Girls & Boys; 1 Unrated K-12 Reserve sec.

Information and online registration here

Side events: 3 hour chess camp (max. 30); GM Polgar Simul (max 25 bds.); Blitz Championship, 2 secs., K-6 and 7-12; Bughouse; Puzzle Solving Championship; “Breakfast with Susan” at Brennan’s Restaurant, former home of Paul Morphy.

SPNO Boys & Girls Championships in New Orleans

Schedule: Rds. Sat., 3/2 – 10 a.m., 12, 2 p.m.; Sun 3/3 – 11 a.m., 1, p.m., 3 p.m.;

Side events: Fri 3/1 – Camp 2-5 p.m.; Puzzles, 6 p.m., Bughouse 7 p.m.; Sat. 3/2 – Blitz 4.p.m., Simul 7 p.m.; Sun. 3/3 – Breakfast 8:30 a.m.; side event awards before rds 4 & 5; main event awards 4:45 p.m.

Prizes: Over $100,000 in Webster University Scholarships, tablet computers & chess prizes; Trophies to top 5 ea. sec. (more poss. in lg secs.; top 20% based on pre-reg. as of 2/10); Side event awards: Blitz – top 3 boys & top 3 girls ea. sec. Bughouse – top 3 teams. Puzzles – top 3 Boys & Girls in rating gps. Under 800, Under 1500 & Open.

All players receive commemorative medals. Team awards: top 3 school & top club team ea. sec. of main event & blitz (Student may rep. only 1 team; commit by rd 2).

Reg. fees: All secs. of G/45 Main Event: $45 by 1/10/13 ; then $55 by 2/1/13; $65 thereafter. Camp – $40 by 1/10/13; then $50. Puzzles $10 by 2/1/13; then $15. Bughouse – $20/team by 2/1/13; then $30. Blitz – $15 by 2/1/13; then $20. Simul – $25: “Breakfast with Susan” Sunday Brunch at Brennan’s Rest. (Paul Morphy home) $55 adults; $30 children.

Host hotel: Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome, King or 2 Doubles $149/nt, 2 night min. til sold out or 1/18/13. Overnight Parking $15; free wi-fi, fitness center, pool; 10% food & bev. disct. if staying on-site. To reserve call 1-800-535-7830 & request Polgar Chess Rate. Alt./Overflow hotel: SpringHill Suites downtown, 301 St.Joseph St., (1 mile from Holiday Inn): King + sofa sleeper or 2 Queens + sleeper, $209/nt. til sold out or 2/8/13. To reserve call 1-888-364-1200 & request Polgar Chess Rate.

Susan Polgar New Orleans Commemorative T-Shirt with players’ names printed on back available.

Email questions to: ChessNOLA@yahoo.com

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