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July 31, 2009
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Yang Dai of Virginia swept the Susan Polgar National Invitational at Texas Tech with a perfect 6-0 score! Check out the winners list below:

1. Yang Dai 6.0

2-3. Rachel Gologorsky, Epiphany Peters 5.0
4-7. Linda Diaz, Courtney Jamison, Samyukta Bhat, Joanne Koong 4.5
8-19. Alexandra Botez, Dana Hannibal, Victoria Bian, Julia Jones, Michelle Chen, Margaret Hua, Indira Puri, Rebecca Lelko, Apurva Virkud, Sayaka Foley, Autumn Douthitt 4.0

Scroll down for complete standings in tiebreak order, and also check the USCF MSA for rating changes and crosstable.
 
Yang Dai, Epiphany Peters, and Rachel Gologorsky also won scholarships to Texas Tech University. Each scholarship is valued at approximately $36,000 for out of state students.
 
Courtney Jamison of Texas, 2008 SPNI champion, is about to start her senior year in high school. As the top junior (entering the senior year) of the event, Courtney received a full academic scholarship to Texas Tech University. Courtney plans to be a doctor. Even though Courtney won last year, she did not receive this scholarship because she was only a high school sophomore.

Rachel Gologorsky and Epiphany Peters (both tied for 2nd place) are the co-winners of the $500 Ursula Foster award to the top player(s) under the age of 14! They will share the $500 prize! Congratulations to Rachel and Epiphany and special thanks to the family of Ursula Foster!
 
Emily Nguyen of Texas, won the $100 biggest upset prize, courtesy of Mr. Dewain Barber (American Chess Equipment).
 
Michelle Farell of Oklahoma, won the 2009 SPNI Miss Congeniality award!
 
SPNI Puzzle Solving Championship:

Top finishers

1. Epiphany Peters 10/10
2. Yang Dai 8/10
3. Dana Hannibal 8/10
4. Apurva Virkud 8/10
5. Angel Bohanon 8/10
6. Alisha Chawla 8/10
7. Emily Tallo 8/10
8. Michelle Chen 8/10
9. Katie Abderhalden 8/10
10. Indira Puri 8/10
 

SPNI Bughouse Championship:

Top finishers

1. Yang / Fiona 5/5
2. Victoria / Alexandra B. 4/5
3. Ananya / Michelle 4/5
4. Linda / Erica 4/5

SPNI Blitz Championship:

Top finishers

1. Epiphany Peters 5/5
2. Angel Bohanon 4/5
3. Yang Dai 4/5
4. Emily Tallo 4/5
5. Joanne Koong 4/5

Friends and Family
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Top finishers

1. Amando Lopez 4/4
2. Jifeng Chen 3/4
3. Nam Nguyen 3/4
4. Feliz Perez 2.5 /

6th Annual 2009 Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls

Final standings

Place Name/Team Rate Score MMed Solk Cum CumOp

1 Dai,Yang (1) 2057 6.0 21.5 24.5 21.0 89.5

2 Gologorsky, Rachel (11) 1704 5.0 19.0 21.0 17.0 78.0
3 Peters,Epiphany M (6) 1797 5.0 17.5 20.0 15.0 73.0

4 Diaz, Linda V (3) 1882 4.5 22.0 25.5 17.0 91.0
5 Jamison,Courtney (2) 1984 4.5 21.5 24.0 17.5 89.0
6 Bhat,Samyukta (9) 1740 4.5 19.5 22.5 18.5 85.0
7 Koong, Joanne (13) 1683 4.5 17.5 19.5 15.5 71.0

8 Botez,V Alexandra (17) 1629 4.0 19.5 21.5 16.0 77.5
9 Hannibal,Dana C (23) 1517 4.0 19.0 22.0 15.5 79.0
10 Bian,Victoria (22) 1534 4.0 19.0 21.0 15.0 73.5
11 Jones, Julia E (4) 1869 4.0 17.5 20.0 15.0 83.5
12 Chen,Michelle Xue (5) 1821 4.0 17.5 20.0 13.5 73.0
13 Hua,Margaret M (19) 1586 4.0 17.5 19.5 14.0 66.5
14 Puri,Indira (20) 1537 4.0 17.5 19.5 13.0 70.0
15 Lelko,Rebecca A (12) 1689 4.0 17.5 18.5 15.0 71.0
16 Bohannon,Angel (8) 1761 4.0 17.0 19.5 13.0 73.0
17 Virkud,Apurva (14) 1668 4.0 17.0 19.0 15.0 75.5
18 Foley,Sayaka B (10) 1707 4.0 16.0 18.0 15.0 70.5
19 Douthitt,Autumn N (33) 1363 4.0 15.5 16.5 11.0 60.5

20 Lam,Fiona V (7) 1787 3.5 21.0 23.0 16.0 87.0
21 Roy,Ananya (15) 1662 3.5 13.0 15.0 9.0 53.0

22 Ensley-Field,Mira (36) 1282 3.0 16.0 24.0 14.0 83.0
23 Farell,Michelle (21) 1536 3.0 15.0 22.0 14.0 77.5
24 Abderhalden,Kathe (24) 1513 3.0 14.5 21.5 12.0 73.5
25 Munoz,Claudia E (27) 1474 3.0 14.5 20.5 12.5 77.5
26 Lasley,Alexa E (28) 1459 3.0 14.5 20.0 13.0 75.0
27 Nguyen,Emily Quyn (53) 862 3.0 13.5 20.5 12.0 70.5
28 Conley,Brianna (25) 1507 3.0 13.5 19.5 12.0 70.0
29 Tallo, Emily (18) 1602 3.0 12.0 20.0 11.0 68.0
30 Mahowald,Morgan (38) 1215 3.0 12.0 18.0 9.0 61.5
31 Newell,Melanie L (30) 1420 3.0 12.0 17.5 11.0 60.5
32 Chen,Kelly (31) 1399 3.0 11.5 18.5 8.5 60.0
33 Sarna,Kristen She (29) 1425 3.0 11.5 15.5 11.0 55.5
34 Cancio,Aiya (43) 1129 3.0 11.0 16.5 8.0 53.5
35 Wiener,Alexandra (16) 1659 3.0 11.0 16.0 12.0 58.0
36 Folz,Caroline C (39) 1181 3.0 10.0 16.5 8.0 58.5
37 Patterson,Emily N (26) 1501 3.0 10.0 16.0 10.0 52.0
38 Wyzywany,Amelia F (51) 960 3.0 9.0 13.0 8.0 48.0

39 Warren,Hannah (46) 1033 2.5 16.0 21.0 10.5 70.0
40 James,Isabel Rebe (50) 970 2.5 14.5 18.5 8.5 62.0
41 Bryan,Margaret (35) 1310 2.5 14.0 18.0 9.0 66.0
42 Wai,Marissa (32) 1364 2.5 13.5 18.0 8.5 61.0
43 Barkell,Erica Daw (34) 1359 2.5 13.5 17.5 8.5 58.5
44 Qureshi,Sadia (48) 1006 2.5 12.5 17.5 5.5 56.0

45 Fitch,Ann Marie E (55) 833 2.0 14.0 18.0 9.0 64.0
46 Perez, Bernadette (54) 848 2.0 13.0 16.0 7.0 52.0
47 Garza,Sarah (37) 1250 2.0 11.5 16.0 6.0 52.5
48 Spencer,Nicole An (40) 1157 2.0 11.5 15.5 6.0 46.0
49 Purdy,Hannah (47) 1030 2.0 11.0 15.0 6.0 53.0
50 Deland,Rebecca (44) 1100 2.0 10.5 14.5 7.0 49.5
51 Chawla,Alisha (41) 1145 2.0 10.0 15.0 6.0 47.0
52 Lopez,Natalia (57) 551 2.0 10.0 13.5 7.0 41.0
53 Abdus-Shakoor,Diamond (49) 987 2.0 9.5 13.5 4.0 43.5
54 Alston,Jannel (52) 886 2.0 9.0 13.0 4.0 41.0

55 Olvera,Georgia (42) 1139 1.0 11.0 15.0 4.0 44.5
56 Ma, Jenny (45) 1033 1.0 10.0 14.0 4.0 42.0
57 Locker,Sara (60) nnnn 1.0 10.0 14.0 3.0 42.0
58 Alston, Jannette (58) 492 1.0 8.0 11.0 2.0 35.0
59 Snowdeal,Kristen (56) 686 1.0 7.0 10.0 1.0 32.0
60 Garvin,Katherine (59) 207 0.0 7.0 10.0 0.0 29.0
 
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