Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational 2017

Last updated: 10-May-2017

The 14th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational 2017 - BC Championship qualifier

The Annual SPF Girls’ Invitational, in its 14th year, is the most prestigious All-Girls event in the United States. It is also the first All-Girls event approved and sanctioned by the USCF back in 2003. It is an invitational event, and will once again be held at Webster University (St. Louis, Missouri) between July 22-27, 2017. Each state, as well as each country in the American Continent (South, Central, and North America), is allowed to nominate one representative. Each Canadian province is allowed one representative to be nominated. This year the prize fund is over $200K in scholarships + $7,500 cash prizes.
The official announcement is posted HERE
The announcement on Webster University website is posted HERE
“Golden Knights” has proudly organized on April 23rd the 2nd edition of the BC Championship, qualifier for the 14th annual SPFGI 2017. Congratulations to our Champion Sophia Yu and good luck in St. Louis!

SPFGI 2017 - BC CHAMPIONSHIP, FINAL STANDINGS (24-Apr-2017)
# Player 01 02 03 04 05 TOTAL
01  Sophia Yu X 1 1 1 1 4.0
02  Agata Seyfi 0 X = 1 1 2.5
03  Anna Van 0 = X 1 1 2.5
04  Coco Ruan 0 0 0 X = 0.5
05  Lyvia Shan 0 0 0 = X 0.5

 

PRIOR INFORMATION BEFORE APRIL 23rd, 2017

REQUIREMENTS for participants:

  • Under 19 years old before July 22nd, 2017 (please provide date of birth)
  • Must reside in BC

TIME: April 23rd, 2017
PLACE: Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells Ave, Burnaby, BC V5A 2Y8
8 minutes walking from Lake City Way Station (skytrain). It is located in Charles Rummel Park, Burnaby with playing fields, playground and a water park. Food and beverages available at the skytrain station. Snacks and water will be provided on-site by us.

ORGANIZER and TD: Valer Eugen Demian, cell (text): 604-505-2473, Email: valeredemian @ gmail dot com

SPFGI 2017 - BC CHAMPIONSHIP, REGISTRATION LIST
# PLAYER RATING (active) SCHOOL GRADE
01  Agata Seyfi 1275 CFC  SelfDesign LC 8
02  Anna Van 1226 CFC  St Joseph the Worker, Richmond BC 6
03  Coco Ruan (Golden Knights) 1126 CFC  Scott Creek Middle, Coquitlam BC 8
04  Sophia Yu 967 CFC  John T. Errington Elementary, Richmond BC  3
05  Lyvia Shan (Golden Knights) 917 CFC  Our Lady of Fatima, Coquitlam BC 6

 

PLEASE COME ON SITE BY 9:00am

ROUNDS: 4 rounds 30 minutes per player (G30), 60 minutes for each round with clocks (provided):

  • Round 1: 9:30 – 10:30
  • Round 2: 11:00 – 12:00 followed by lunch break
  • Round 3: 13:00 – 14:00
  • Round 4: 14:30 – 15:30

Tie breaks for 1st and top 3 places if required. It will consist of a written chess puzzles test (Polgar method) within a given time frame. Tournament will be rated NW and CFC (active rating). FIDE rules of rapidplay apply!

PRIZES:
 

1st place: Clear of after tie breaks will represent BC, Canada @ SPFGI 2017
The online registration for the final in St Louis is posted HERE
Top 3 places Clear of after tie breaks
Other prizes To be announced. Watch our website for latest announcements.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION (no registration after April 21st or on site):

Name: Birthday:
Address: Apt/ #:
City: Postal code:
Phone: Email:
School: Grade:
Rating (organization):  

 

PARTICIPATION FEE:

$30

Early bird (until April 3rd, 2017 included)

$40 April 4th to April 21st, 2017 included

 

PAYMENT METHODS:

Cheque payable to: Valer Eugen Demian, 1805 View Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 3Y3
Paypal or e-Transfer vdemian @ shaw dot ca
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