The Las Vegas International Chess Festival is moving to its new home at South Point — the newest Luxury Hotel on the Strip. Just 4 miles south of the airport, South Point offers family-friendly atmosphere including a 16-screen Century Theatre movie complex, 64-lane bowling center and eight restaurants that cater to all appetites and tastes. The South Point is offering $65 hotel rates for festival participants.

The Susan Polgar World Open Championships for Girls and Boys will be even better in our new facility. Players in the championships will be eligible for Scholarships and prizes. In addition to several Polgar side events, participants in these tournaments may also wish to participate in some of the open side events, such as the Scholastic Trophy Tournament, the National Open Blitz or the Intergalactic Bughouse Championship.

Also on Thursday, the Susan Polgar International Chess Camp will feature a full or half day session in small groups with GM and other fine instructors. This camp is designed for players of all ages. GM Susan Polgar, America’s Chess Ambassador, is the chief instructor, with a faculty including GM Varuzhan Akobian, GM Dmitry Gurevich and IM Ben Finegold.

Susan Polgar World Open for Girls and Boys Championship

June 6-7, 2009

Enter Now! Championship Side Events Chess Camp Breakfast with Susan

The Polgar Committee will award automatic qualifying spots to the winners in each section of the 2009 annual Susan Polgar World Open Championship for Girls!

Over $150,000 in college scholarships and chess prizes!

5 Round

USCF Rated Swiss System Tournament
Time Control

Game/45 minutes
8 Sections

Girls Under 19 · Boys Under 19 · Born after June 6th, 1990
Girls Under 14 · Boys Under 14 · Born after June 6th, 1995
Girls Under 11 · Boys Under 11 · Born after June 6th, 1998
Girls Under 8 · Boys Under 8 · Born after June 6th, 2001

Top 10 individuals in each section

Top 3 (3-player) school/club teams each section

Special Medals to 11th-20th Individuals and 4th-6th Teams

1st in each section MonRoi Personal Chess Manager

2nd – 5th $200-$150-$100-$50 in chess prizes

to Texas Tech will be awarded based in part on performance in this event.
Entry Fee

$45 by 1/29, $55 by 5/19, $65 by 6/3, $75 on site.

Friday 4-8 p.m. & Saturday 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Saturday 11 a.m, 1:30 p.m & 4 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m & 12:30 p.m.

Opening Ceremony Saturday 10 a.m.

Awards Ceremony Sunday 3:30 p.m.

in the U.S. Chess Federation is required of all players. You may join with your entry or on site. Players will not be allowed to complete the tournament without a valid membership.

In compliance with the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act all non-gaming areas of the South Point Hotel, including the Convention Center and restaurants, are NON-SMOKING.

South Point Hotel and Spa:

– Some of our many amenities include a 16-screen Century Theatre movie complex, 64-lane bowling center and a handful of restaurants that cater to all appetites and tastes.

– Our distinctive hotel features spacious rooms and suites with 42-inch plasma televisions, Point Plush mattresses and Wireless Fidelity throughout.

– A unique feature to this property is its Equestrian Center, which is the finest horse facility in the country.

– Recently, we have added a fabulous 400-seat showroom that features headliner entertainment and dancing to live bands on weekends.

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