- Diamond Shakoor (OH) scored a perfect 7-0 to win the SPNO Primary Section, a Dell Laptop, a Digital Clock.
- Rebekah Liu (CA) scored a perfect 7-0 to win the SPNO High School Section, a Dell Laptop and a Digital Clock.
- Sayaka Foley (AZ) scored 6 points to win the SPNO Girls Middle School Section and a Toshiba Laptop.
- Kristen Sarna (TX) tied for 1st in the SPNO Elementary Section with Aiya Cancio (AZ)(in group photo). Kristen won the coin toss in the 5 minute Blitz Playoff for the Dell Laptop. She chose black and won the game. (Both girls qualify for the SP National Invitational for Girls).
In addition, Rebekah Liu and Sayaka Foley are the winners of the scholarships to Texas Tech University (each value at $36,000).
Congratulations to the winners/qualifiers of the 2009 Susan Polgar National Open for Girls. I am very happy to see so many girls playing chess and loving it!
Thanks to Texas Tech University and Texas A&M University-Kingsville for the scholarships! Thanks to sponsors Chess Emporium and the City of Peoria, Arizona! Thanks to the Susan Polgar Foundation for once again putting a wonderful event together. May it be even bigger and better next year.