2009 Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championships (Dec. 27-30)


December 27-30, 2009 (South Padre Island, Texas)

Team Format:
4 player Teams, up to 2 Alternates, Traditional 6 round Fix Roster Swiss Tournament
Open to College and Universities teams (at least two players) from North and South America, including the Caribbean

Time Control:
Game/90 with a 30-second increment per move
Notation is required throughout the games
MonRoi Units (Electronic Scoresheets may be provided and must be used)

This tournament is FIDE and USCF rated, but uses United States Chess Federation Rules. All U.S. players must have current USCF memberships.

Championships to be awarded in 4 divisions (according to average team rating)

Teams must supply letter from University stating that the players meet eligibility requirements. (Please refer to Registration Information for more details.)

Round Times (for all):

  • Check In: 12/27 4pm
  • Reception: 12/27 5pm
  • Round 1: 12/27 6pm
  • Round 2: 12/28 10am
  • Round 3: 12/28 5pm
  • Round 4: 12/29 10am
  • Round 5: 12/29 5pm
  • Round 6: 12/30 9am
  • Award Ceremony: 12/30 2-3pm

Coach/Captain must hand in proposed team roster changes one hour before the beginning of the Round.

There will be a reception for all participants at 5 p.m. Sunday.


  • 1st Team; $1250, Trophy
  • 2nd Team; $750, Trophy
  • 3rd Team; $600, Trophy
  • 4th Team; $400, Trophy
  • 5th Team; $250, Trophy
  • Top International Team; $500, Trophy
  • 2nd International Team; Trophy
  • 3rd International Team; Trophy
  • Division I Champ (Team rated 2200 or above); Trophy
  • Division II Champ (Team rated 2000-2199); Trophy
  • Division III Champ (Team rated 1800-1999); Trophy
  • Division IV Champ (Team rated below 1800); Trophy
  • Top Board 1; $100, Plaque
  • Top Board 2; $100, Plaque
  • Top Board 3; $100, Plaque
  • Top Board 4; $100, Plaque
  • Top Alternate

Chess sets will be provided for tournament use, but please be sure to bring your chess clocks!

Eligibility Requirements

Please see the complete College Chess Eligibility Requirements.Click here

Eligibility Letters will be required for every team, from respective University, stating that the players meet eligibility requirements.

Letters should be faxed to Rusty Harwood by December 24, 2009:
Attn: Russell Harwood
(956)882-5763 – Fax

Please note: Original eligibility letters must be presented at the tournament before the competition begins.

Entry Fee
$200 per team – Priority Registration by December 1, 2009
$225 per team – After December 1, 2009

Please make checks payable to/mail to:
Attn: Chess Program Office SU 2.28
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520

For additional information please contact Rusty Harwood.
(956) 882-5762 or (956) 551-0303




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