July 25 - 30, 2010, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
There is a new format this year:
• Instead of a six day tournament, there will be a five day intense world class training program with Susan Polgar, followed by a 6 round G/30 championship tournament.
• The traditional Blitz, Puzzle Solving, Bughouse events will stay the same as previous years.
• There will be many prizes awarded, including scholarship(s) to Texas Tech University.
This year also, former participants in the SPNI for Girls are invited to the SP Girls' Invitational with the object of learning training methods so they can go back to their home states and help other young chessplayers develop their skills, too. Great idea! Room and board is being made available at Texas Tech campus for reasonable rates.
I don't know who all will be attending, but potentially 50 of the most promising young female chessplayers, one from each state who chooses a representative, will converge in Lubbock for five days of training, OTB competition, fun and comradery with her fellow chessplayers.