|2008 Pan American Continental Championship|
|By Beatriz Marinello|
|October 16, 2008|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE # 2
DATE: October 16, 2008
CONTACT: Beatriz Marinello, Beatriz@chesseducators.com
The Confederation of Chess for America (CCA), the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF),
and Chess Educators, LLC are pleased to organize the 2008 Pan American –
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.
This event in open to players from all American countries, and is a 9 Rounds, Swiss
System. So far, there are players registered from USA, Cuba, Nicaragua, Guatemala,
Colombia, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia.
This championship offers the opportunity to earn FIDE ratings, norms and titles. Below
is the list of the top 20 players who have already registered. Hurry, there is still time to
sign up and experience this exciting event.
TITLE NAME FIDE RATING COUNTRY
GM Alexandr Stripunsky 2553 USA
GM Alexander Ivanov 2547 USA
GM Alonso Zapata 2501 Colombia
IM Josh Friedel 2498 USA
IM Vinay Bhat 2498 USA
GM Darcy Lima 2488 Brazil
IM Alder Escobar 2482 Colombia
IM Everaldo Matsuura 2469 Brazil
IM Ray Robson 2466 USA
IM Mauricio Uribe 2414 Colombia
GM Gildardo Garcia 2410 Colombia
FM Jorge Cori Tello 2385 Peru
IM Nelson Gamboa 2378 Colombia
FM Daniel Rensch 2354 USA
FM Mauricio Rios Parra 2334 Colombia
FM Alan Wilbert Borda Rivera 2333 Bolivia
IM David Arenas 2323 Colombia
FM Ilye Figler 2322 USA
FM Alex Betaneli 2318 USA
FM Jake Kleiman 2315 USA
Location Details: (Boca Raton, Florida) Hotel Marriott Boca Raton at Boca Center ,
Chess Rate $120 1 - 4 in room · Must be booked by 10/20 to receive the Chess
Rate. Visit www.ChessEducators.com where you will find links to online registration, payment and hotel reservations!
If you have any questions - Please contact the Tournament Organizer - Beatriz
Marinello at Beatriz@ChessEducators.com or cell. 917-553-4522.
This press release is also available in a spanish version.
The registration form can be found here.