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By Beatriz Marinello   
September 9, 2008
DATE: September,9 2008
CONTACT: Beatriz Marinello, [email protected] and [email protected]


The Confederation of Chess for America (CCA), the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF), and Chess Educators, LLC are pleased to invite all National Federations of the Americas to the 2008 Pan American – Continental Championship.

The 2008 Pan Ams is a qualifer to 2009 FIDE World Cup! The tournament will also give players rated over 2000 FIDE or 2100 USCF a chance to earn FIDE ratings, norms and international titles. Players from Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Guatemala and USA have already announced their participation.

The 2008 Pan American – Continental Championship will be held at the Marriott Boca Raton Hotel, located in Boca Raton, Florida in the United States of America from November 1-7, 2008. Please see the schedule for round times.

The event was planned in Boca Raton and to take place prior to the Chess Olympiad in Dresden to allow players from different countries in the Americas to participate in the Championship as well as in the Chess Olympiad.

Eligibility: Each National Federation may register as many players as it wishes. These players must have a minimum FIDE rating of 2000 or USCF rating of 2100.

All participants must be endorsed by their FIDE recognized, national federations.

Tournament Format: 9 Rounds, Swiss System.

Location details:  (Boca Raton, Florida) Hotel Marriott Boca Raton at Boca Center , Chess Rate $120 1 - 4 in room · Must be booked by 10/03 to receive the Chess Rate. Click Here to Make Your Hotel Reservation or visit www.ChessEducators.com where you will find links to online registration, payment and hotel reservations !

Entry fee: $175 due by September 30. Entry Fees received after September 30 are $200.

Make Checks Payable to: Checks must be payable to Chess Educators, LLC and mailed to P.O. Box 160 New York, NY 10028.

On-line Payment and Registration: On line registration is also available on the chess educators  website - just click on the Online Registration Form link, fill out the form and click register.

Online Payments can also be made on our site - just click the “Pay Online” link and you will be able to make a Secure Online Payment.

Important Note: You will receive a confirmation email for the receipt of both your Online Registration and your Online Payment, which makes this option even more convenient.

Deadline for Registration:

Hotel registrations for all players should also be made directly with the Hotel. Information will be provided as of August 1st, 2008.

The registrations will have to be formalized by the National Federation via e-mail by October 15, 2008. Be sure to include each player's name, FIDE title, FIDE code, ELO FIDE, Date of Birth, Category and Country.

Please send this information to: [email protected] and [email protected].

Only registrations from the National Federations will be accepted. The registrations must be signed by the President or Secretary.

If you need assistant with a letter for the purpose of applying for a VISA to enter into the United States of America, please request this information to us in advance.

For Complete Details - Read the English & Spanish Version of the 2008 Pan American - Continental Championship Invitation

If you have any questions - Please contact the Tournament Organizer - Beatriz Marinello at [email protected].