I would like to thank MonRoi, ICC, Chess Today, TWIC, Chess Life Online, Chessdom, Chessvibes, Chess Ninja, Chessville, and so many other media sources (both chess and general media) for covering this event.
I would also like to thank our many sponsors and supporters for making this event possible. Last but not least, big thanks to Chief Arbiter Bill Snead (SPICE Cup), Chief TD Tim Winders (SPICE Cup Open), and Chief TD Chase Watters (TX Women's Championship) for working so hard to run all the events so smoothly.
As I mentioned before, we are definitely shooting for at least category 16 or 17 next year, along with a B group, and a bigger and better SPICE Cup Open, Texas Women's Championship, and SPICE Scholastic Cup.
For finishing first on tie-breaks, GM Pentala also received a Swiss watch. GM Kaidanov also received a watch for winning the fighting chess award.
SPICE - Texas Tech University