June 1 – 3, 2012
(Friday – Sunday *** SAVE THE DATES!!)
Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome
330 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112
The Holiday Inn Downtown-Superdome is located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, just 3 blocks from the French Quarter. Hotel features include: free shuttle, restaurant, pool, and more!
UP TO $100,000 IN PRIZES – SCHOLARSHIPS TO TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
MAIN EVENT: Team & Individual – 6-Round Swiss System
SIDE EVENTS: Bughouse – Blitz – Puzzle Solving – Polgar Simul – Aquatic Simul
$99 Hotel Room Rate
* Top 3 player scores count toward team result
* School or club team trophies awarded in each section
* Special Camp with Susan Polgar
* Breakfast With Susan Polgar (Q & A Session)
Team & Individual Competition
- Open Championship Details (for Main Event and Side Events)
- Secure On-line Registration/Entry for Open Championship (6SS, G/45)
- Secure On-line Registration/Entry for GM Susan Polgar Chess Camp
- Secure On-line Registration/Entry for Chess Puzzle Solving Championship
- Secure On-line Registration/Entry for Bughouse Championship
- Secure On-line Registration/Entry for Blitz Championship (7SS, G/5)
- Secure On-line Registration/Entry for ADULT Breakfast at Brennan’s with GM Susan Polgar
- Secure On-line Registration/Entry for CHILD Breakfast at Brennan’s with GM Susan Polgar
If you will be in New Orleans long enough to experience some of the wonderful culture that the city has to offer, may we suggest some of the following tours:
Louisiana Swamp Tour: Weave through the back bayous of the Honey Island Swamp on a small 20- passenger boat and visit an authentic Cajun Village accessible only by boat . . . and then pass through the alligator area where the gators come right alongside the boat for feeding time!
Steamboat Natchez Cruise: Cruise the Mississippi River on a paddlewheeler from the port of New Orleans to the Audubon Zoo and see the city skyline from the best view possible . . . the River View!
Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour: Go back to the glory of the old South as you walk through one of these plantation homes, rich in Creole Louisiana’s storied past!
Other tours you may enjoy: French Quarter Walking Tour, Garden District Walking Tour, Cemetery Walking Tour (visit St. Louis Cemetery #1 and see the gravesites of Paul Morphy – World Chess Champion in the mid-1850s – and Marie Laveau (the infamous Voo-Doo Queen of New Orleans); visit Mardi Gras World (where Mardi Gras floats are built and Carnival comes alive!).
Other Interesting Places to Visit and Things to Do Around Town:
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Insectarium, national World War II Museum, Louisiana Children’s Museum, Audubon Park & Zoo, take a ferry boat ride across the Mississippi River, and take a street car ride up St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District to see all of the mansions along the Avenue.
A MUST FOR EVERY TOURIST:
Take a walk down to Decatur St. by the River in the French Quarter and see Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the French Quarter, and be absolutely sure that you get a chance to have some Cafe au Lait (Cafe O-lay) and Beignets (ben-yeh’s) – also known as Coffee & Doughnuts – at the famous Cafe du Monde across from Jackson Square! This will be an experience you will not soon forget! If you have time you can also take a Horse & Carriage ride through the streets of New Orleans with a driver who is an experienced tour guide.
But, whatever you do in New Orleans, make sure you HAVE FUN ! ! ! !