I am finally back to NY after a wonderful weekend at the Susan Polgar World Open Championship for Girls and Susan Polgar World Chess Challenge for Boys.

Plenty of Scholarships (Texas Tech University), Sony Digital Cameras, Chess Prizes and Trophies were awarded (Over $100,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded)! There were some small glitches which caused a few minor delays but we will continue to work hard to make it even better next year.

An agreement has been reached to have these events again for next year as part of the Las Vegas International Chess Festival! We will have a separate event for parents / coaches and their scores can be combined with their children for the LV Festival Family prizes! Scores from the National Open and other side events can be combined as well. The main idea is to make it fun for the whole family!

I would like to thank ALL the parents, coaches, players, volunteers, sponsors, supporters and TDs for supporting this event. We aim to make it bigger and better each year! Special thanks to Fred G., Al L., Bill S., Dr. Karlsson, Dewain B., Glenn P., Betsy D., Victor F. and all the TDs and backroom staff!

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