Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational 2019

Last updated: 15-May-2019

The 16th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational 2019 - BC Championship qualifier


The Annual SPF Girls’ Invitational, now in its 16th year, is the most prestigious All-Girls event in the United States. It is also the first All-Girls event approved and sanctioned by the USCF back in 2003. It is an invitational event, and will once again be held at Webster University (St. Louis, Missouri) between June 22-27, 2019. Each US state, as well as each country in the American Continent (South, Central, and North America), is allowed to nominate one representative.
Each Canadian province is allowed one representative to be nominated. The official announcement together with the rules, conditions, event format and prizes is posted HERE

“Golden Knights” has proudly organized on May 12th the 4th edition of the BC Championship, qualifier for the 16th annual SPFGI 2019. We are happy to announce our winner Kate Jiang. She will represent BC in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

01  Kate Jiang 4.5  Blundell Elementary 6
02  Yu Han (Veronica) Guo 3.5  York House School 6
03  Colette Eisenberg 3.0  Pacific Spirit School 3
04  Joyce Zhang 3.0  Erma Stephenson School 5
05  Gillian Mok 3.0  Crofton House School 5
06  Abigail Wang 3.0  Pacific Academy 5
07  Mengbai Li (Golden Knights) 2.0  Marlborough Elementary School  6
08  Lyvia Shan (Golden Knights)  1.5  Little Flower Academy 8
09  Gwendolyn Tang 1.5  Vancouver Christian School 8
10  Melinda Wei 0  Queen Mary Elementary 4


Below information is prior to 12-May-2019

REQUIREMENTS for participants:

  • Under 19 years old on January 1st, 2019 (please provide date of birth)
  • Must reside in BC

TIME: May 12th, 2019
PLACE: Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells Ave, Burnaby, BC V5A 2Y8
8 minutes walking from Lake City Way Station (skytrain). It is located in Charles Rummel Park, Burnaby with playing fields, playground and a water park. Food and beverages available at the skytrain station. Snacks and water will be provided on-site by us.

ORGANIZER and TD: Valer Eugen Demian, cell (text): 604-505-2473, Email: valeredemian @ gmail dot com

PLEASE COME ON SITE BY 8:15am. The first round starts earlier this year.

ROUNDS: 5 rounds
REFLECTION TIME: 30 minutes per player, G60 =  game in 60 minutes for each round. Clocks are provided.
Tournament will be rated with Chess Federation of Canada (CFC) as active rated. FIDE rules of rapidplay apply!

  • Round 1: 8:30 – 9:30
  • Round 2: 9:45 – 10:45
  • Round 3: 11:00 – 12:00 followed by lunch break
  • Round 4: 13:00 – 14:00
  • Round 5: 14:15 – 15:15
  • Tie break 1st place (if needed): 15:30 – 15:45

Tie break for 1st place only will consist of a written chess puzzles test (Polgar method) within a given time frame.


1st Place  Clear of after tie breaks will represent BC, Canada @ SPFGI 2019 
 The online registration announcement can be accessed HERE
 Top 3 places   Trophy (software tie breaks apply)
Other prizes  Participation medal

REGISTRATION INFORMATION by email (no registration on site):

 Name:  Birthday:
 Address:  Apt/ #:
 City:  Postal code:
 Phone:  Email:
 School:  Grade:
 Rating (organization):  


 $50   General participation 


 Cheque payable to:  Valer Eugen Demian, 1805 View Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 3Y3
 Paypal or e-Transfer   vdemian @ shaw dot ca
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