1985

  • Nine round Swiss in six sections, $126,350 Prize Fund
  • Special Feature #1: GM Boris Spassky's Simulataneous Exhibition and lecture- SRO!
  • Special Feature #2: Zsusza Polgar (15 years old!) from Hungary, Pia Cramling (22 years old) from Sweden compete in the Open section against GMs; Sophia Polgar (10 years old!) plays in lower section
  • Media Blitz: Polgars are interviewed on network television, and by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Harold Schomberg, articles appear on front page of the New York Times!
  • Class Winners
    • Under 2220
      Mark Eidemiller 7 - $6,000
    • Under 2000
      Ron Buckmire & Raul Marquez 7 - $4500
    • Under 1800
      Neil Basescu 7 - $5,000
    • Under 1600
      Edward Deering 7 - $4,000
    • Under 1400/Unrated
      Bozidar Cetkovic & Momir Andrijasevic 7 - $750

Next.....1986