Girl Champions Arrive at Texas Tech

07.27.08 Participants in the Susan Polgar National Chess Invitational for Girls have arrrived at Texas Tech University and are ready to begin the first round of the six round national championship which will start today at 5:00 p.m. EST. Our best wishes to all participants especially the young woman representing Maine, Sorel Edes of Orono.

Frazier Alumni Pavilion, the site of the 2008 Susan Polgar National Chess Invitational for Girls

Susan Polgar National Chess Invitational for Girls
July 27 - August 1, 2008
Frazier Alumni Pavilion
Texas Tech University

Alabama - Hannah Hellwig
Arizona - Sayaka Foley
Arkansas - Crystal Qian
California (Northern) - Rebekah Liu
California (Southern) - Nisha Deolalikar
Colorado - Alexandra Lasley
Connecticut - Alexandra Wiener
Delaware - Ann Marie Fitch
Florida - Rita Mirchandani
Georgia - Ananya Roy
Hawaii - Ashbea Oyadomari
Idaho - Erica Barkell
Illinois - Sonya Vohra
Indiana - Emily Tallo
Iowa - Dhrooti Vyas
Kansas - Katrina Pritchard
Maine - Sorel Edes
Maryland - Fiona Lam
Massachusetts - Michelle Chen
Michigan - Ashley Carter
Minnesota - Morgan Mahowald
Mississippi - Melanie Newell
Missouri - Joanna Gossell
Nebraska - Elizabeth Oliver
New Jersey - Eve Zhurbinskiy
New Mexico - Rebecca Anne DeLand
New York - Linda Diaz
North Carolina - Amelia Wheeless
Ohio - Brianna Conley
Ohio - Rebecca Lelko
Oklahoma - Michelle Farell
Oregon - Taylor Bailey
Pennsylvania - Shinan Jin
South Carolina - Hannah Whatley
South Dakota - Kaitlynn Loos
Tennessee - Autumn Douthitt
Texas - Sylvia Yang
Texas - Rheanna English
Utah - Jamie Olsen-Mills
Virginia - Susan Brown
Washington - Leanne Hwa
Wisconsin - Mira Ensley-Field
Special Invitation - Courtney Jamison
Special Invitation - Angel Bohannon
Special Invitation - Janice Chen
Special Invitation - Georgia Olvera
Special Invitation - Sarah Garza
SP National Open Qualifier - Claudia Munoz
SP World Open Qualifier - Annie Wang
SP World Open Qualifier - Alisha Chawla

Opening Ceremony
MC Paul Truong - Director of Marketing and PR, SPICE Office

National Anthem
Cactus Cuties

Welcoming Remarks
Susan Polgar, Director, SPICE Office

Dr. James E. Brink, Associate Vice Provost for Heritage Consortium

Lee Bobbitt, President, Student Government Association

Frank K. Berry, Chief Tournament Director

Dewain Barber, USCF Polgar Committee Chair
Introducing the participants and presenting each participant a Polgar Medallion


July 27
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m Opening Ceremony
3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Round 1 of SPNI

July 28
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Round 2 of SPNI and round 1 of Parents/Friends Open
7:00 p.m. SPNI Chess Puzzle Solving Championship
7:30 p.m. Chess lecture by Susan

July 29
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Round 3 of SPNI and round 2 of Parents/Friends Open
7:00 p.m. SPNI Blitz Championship

July 30
10:00 a.m. Basketball Game - Rec Center - Court 1
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Round 4 of SPNI and round 3 of Parents/Friends Open
7:00 p.m. SPNI Bughouse Championship

July 31
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Round 5 of SPNI and final round of Parents/Friends Open

August 1
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Round 6 of SPNI
2:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony

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