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2017 SPFGI PHOTOS & RESULTS

SPFGI Champion: WFM Nastassja Matus (Approximately $110,000 in scholarship and cash prizes)

SPFGI Champion: WFM Nastassja Matus (Approximately $110,000 in scholarship and cash prizes)

SPFGI Runner Ups: WCM Thalia Cervantes (Approximately $104,000 scholarship as past champion + $834), WFM Anahi Ortiz (Approximately $56,000 scholarship + $834), Julia Sevilla (Approximately $48,000 scholarship + $834)

Bughouse Champions: WIM Maili-Jade Ouellet (CAN) – Saey Kamtekar (UT)

Puzzle Solving Champion: WFM Anahi Ortiz (Ecuador) 20/20 in 9’27”

Blitz Champion: WIM Maili-Jade Ouellet (Canada)

Best written essay about the SPFGI experience = Charity Farell (OK) – $100 gift certificate

Best dressed player = Carolina Hau Loo (Panama) – $100 gift certificate

Ms. Congeniality: Charity Farell (OK) – Special jewelry

Brilliancy prize: Linda Shi (Canada) won against Miyasaka – Special prize

Top under 13 = Iris Zhou – $500

Top under 10 = Stephanie Velea & Kelsey Liu – $250 each

Upset prizes: Biggest upset prize (each round) = $50 each winner x 6 rounds

Round 1: Sophia Yu (1270) vs 1907 Draw -318

Round 2: Marianna Castellanos Miguel (559) vs. 1305 -559

Round 3: Peishanika Arnold (1588) vs 1901 -313

Round 4: Rebecca Griffin (982) vs 1305 -323

Round 5: Rebecca Griffin (982) vs 1686 -704

Round 6: Olivia Hop Cooper (1054) vs 1333 -139

2017 SPFGI Qualifiers:

1 FM QIYU ZHO, Quebec, Canada, 2337

2 WIM MAILI-JADE OUELLET, Quebec, Canada, 2316

3 WIM DANITZA VAZQUEZ MACCARINI, Puerto Rico, 2253

4 WIM THANH THUY NGUYEN, Vietnam/Arizona, 2193

5 WCM THALIA CERVANTES, Missouri, 2188

6 WFM ANAHI ORTIZ VERDEZOTO, Ecuador, 2094

7 WIM NASTASSJA MATUS, Minnesota, 2088

8 VERONIKA ZILAJEVA, Latvia/Oklahoma, 2070

9 CINDY ZHANG, California, 2059

10 JULIA SEVILLA, California,2047

11 WFM SVILTLANA DEMCHENKO, Ontario, Canada, 2016

12 ANGELICA CHIN, New Jersey, 1958

13 WFM SASHA KONOVALENKO, Michigan, 1956

14 ELLEN WANG, New York, 1939

15 SHEENA ZENG, Kansas, 1936

16 LING YUN SHI, Quebec, Canada, 1927

17 WFM RACHEL MILLER, Jamaica, 1907

18 IRIS YI-XIAN ZHOU, Missouri, 1904

19 WFM MELANIE SALAZAR, Costa Rica, 1901

20 WCM MINDA CHEN, Washington, 1864

21 YASSAMIN EHSANI, New York, 1823

22 KIANA HAJIARBABI, Iran/Kansa, 1815

23 GLORIA FRIEDMAN, Minnesota, 1799

24 ANDREA CECI BOTEZ, Canada/Oregon 1796

25 ANNE-MARIE VELEA, Washington, 1774

26 INGRID GUO, Georgia, 1765

27 AMBICA YELLAMRAJU, Texas, 1762

28 SARVAG VELIDANDLA, Alabama 1745

29 APARNA YELLAMRAJU, Texas, 1728

30 WCM ADANI CLARKE, Jamaica, 1719

31 JULIA KA MIYASAKA, New York, 1706

32 ARIA HOESLEY, Illinois, 1690

33 WCM STEPHANIE VELEA, Washington, 1689

34 KELSEY LIU, Massachusetts, 1686

35 VERONIKA VANCSA, Hungary/Kansa, 1660

36 WCM SOPHIE VELEA, Washington, 1642

37 SYDNEY KONG, Tennessee, 1637

38 VICTORIA BAKER, Ohio, 1597

39 PEISHANIKA ARNOLD, Indiana, 1588

40 WCM ASHLEY PANG, California, 1586

41 WCM CAROLINA HAU, Panama, 1566

42 NIGINA ARIPOVA, Missouri, 1521

43 RACHEL ZIHAN WANG, Quebec, Canada, 1422

44 CASSANDRA M ROSHU, Oregon, 1375

45 LUCY CHAO, Alberta, Canada, 1356

46 TIARRA BENJAMIN, Pennsylvania, 1351

47 CHRISTIN SCHEIBLE, Virginia, 1333

48 SHANNON ROBERTSON, Kentucky, 1317

49 HRIS ROYCHOUDHURY, North Carolina, 1305

50 SANMATI THANGAVEL, Iowa, 1271

51 SOPHIA YU, British Columbia, Canada, 1270

52 CHARITY FARELL, Oklahoma, 1252

53 EMMA MILNER, California, 1250

54 CRYSTAL JIUZHO GU, California, 1240

55 DYLAN PORTH, Idaho, 1203

56 CELINA ZHOU, Missouri, 1183

57 ANJALI MIRMIRA, Indiana, 1178

58 VICTORIJA ZILAJEVA, Oklahoma, 1131

59 OLIVIA HOP COOPER, Oregon, 1054

60 KATHERIN EISENMAN, Missouri, 1043

61 LINDSEY FERRELL, Mississippi, 1025

62 REBEKAH GRIFFIN, Mississippi, 982

63 SAEY KAMTEKAR, Utah, 982

64 JORDAN ALYS PEMBO, Louisiana, 857

65 ANGEL LARSON, South Dakota, 755

66 MARIANA CASTELLANOS MIGUEL, Mexico, 746

67 ABIGAIL SORGARD, Saskatchewan, 699

68 LEFAN XUAN, South Carolina, 617

69 SYMPHONY RICHARDS, Arkansas, 542

2017 SPFGI Puzzle Solving Champion (all who scored perfect 20/20):

Ortiz, Anahi 20 9:27 / Ecuador 2096 2002 (winner of tiebreaks)

Sevilla, Julia 20 9:42 / S-CA 2047 1651

Cervantes, Thalia 20 9:47 / MO 2188 2032

Matus, Nastassja 20 9:51 / MN 2088 1865

Vazquez, Danitza 20 10:00 / Puerto Rico 2132 2203

Zhou, Iris 20 10:57 / MO 1904 1570

Nguyen, Tien 20 11:02 / AZ/VIE 2193 2034

Konovalenko, Sasha 20 11:19 / MI 1956 1882

Shi, Ling Yun 20 12:50 / QB – CAN 1839 1836

Hoesley, Aria 20 16:11 / IL 1690 1543

Friedman, Gloria 20 17:53 / MN 1819 1704

Demchenko, Svitlana 20 17:55 / ON-CAN UNR 1966

Yellamraju, Ambica 20 29:58 / TX 1762 1478

2017 SPFGI Bughouse Champions:

WIM Ouellet (CAN) – Kamtekar (UT)

2017 SPFGI Blitz Champion:

WIM Maili-Jade Ouellet

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