Thursday, February 28, 2008
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE)
and The Susan Polgar Foundation
Lubbock Open Chess Championship
Saturday, April 26, 2008
A 4 Round Swiss System Tournament (Game/30)
Event Site: Monterey High School Lubbock, TX
Contact Info: 806-742-7742 E-mail: Susan.Polgar@ttu.edu or Chess@ttu.edu
Description of Tournament: A USCF rated Open event.
There is a total of 30 minutes maximum per player per game.
On-site registration and check in 9am-10:30am. All players must check in by 10:30am.
Round Start time
1 - 11:00 AM
2 - 1:00 PM
3 - 2:30 PM
4 - 4:00 PM
Entry Fee: $20 received by 4/18. After 4/18 or on site $30. USCF membership required (available on site).
Prizes: Trophies to top 3 finishers. Cash prizes: $100-$75-$40, Top U-1600, Top U-1200, Top Unrated $40 each. All cash prizes are based on a minimum of 20 paid entries.
Please send Entry form and Fees to 6923 Indiana Ave. #154 Lubbock, TX 79413.
Entry Form: Please PRINT all information and make check / money order to Susan Polgar Foundation.
Name: ___________________________ Phone: (___) _________
Address: ______________________ City/State:______ Zip:______
Email:_____________ DOB: __________Section_____________
USCF Rating (if any) ____USCF ID#:____ Amount Enclosed $____
(No cash, please)
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Stephanie Ballom in “Sweet 16″ magazine back in 2005
The above article is not from NEW IN CHESS, but Guideposts Sweet 16 magazine. More on the NEW IN CHESS later. This article was titled, “Queen of the Board” and written by Lisa Freeman. It was about Stephanie Ballom who (at the time) had just won the 1st All-Girls National Championship in Chicago, Illinois. The article written stated that she had troubles in school until she picked up a book on how to play chess in the bookstore. She stated when she read the strategies in the chess book, something clicked and her grades started to improve.
Stephanie Ballom was a standout at Mansfield Highschool in Mansfield, Texas and won a $30,000 scholarhip to University of Texas-Dallas. Despite winning this opportunity, she decided to attend Texas Tech University. Now a sophomore, she is able to keep chess as one of her activities since GM Susan Polgar took a position there run SPICE, the Susan Polgar Insititute for Chess Excellence.
Here is the full article from the Chess Drum.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
First annual CHESS: It’s a GIRL thing Special Summer Camp
(in conjunction with the famous Science: It’s a Girl thing Camp and the Susan Polgar All-Star Girl’s Chess Camp) at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX
July 21-24, 2008
For information, please email: Chess@ttu.edu
The Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls will be held on July 27-August 1 at Texas Tech University.