PanAm Info & Bidding Procedure

The PanAm is a collegiate tournament where different colleges face each other as a team. Each team is treated as an individual in a Swiss Paired tournament.

The bid for the 2019 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championships has been awarded.

Dec 27-30      2019 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship      North Carolina


Hilton University Place Charlotte, 8629 JM Keynes Dr., Charlotte, NC.  6 round, team swiss, G/90 inc/30, FIDE-rated.  Open to collegiate 4-player teams plus up to 2 optional alternates from university, college, community college, and technical college teams from North America, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.  All teams and team members are subject to US Chess College Chess Eligibility Rules (, teams must supply a letter for their universities stating that the players meet eligibility requirements.  All colleges/universities may enter multiple teams.  Chess boards and sets provided, please bring clocks.  

Entry Fee: $225 per team by December 1, $275 after or on-site.  Online entry:, Mailed entry: Charlotte Chess Center, 10700 Kettering Dr., Charlotte, NC 28226.  

Prizes: Top 4 teams, on tiebreaks if necessary, qualify for 2020 Final Four of College Chess Championship.  Plaques to top 10 teams, top team 2000-2199 (Division II), 1800-1999 (Division III), 1600-1799 (Division IV), 1400-1599 (Division V), top International team, top Community College,  mixed doubles team (2 male/2 female), top four-year small college (<5000 enrollment), top all-female team, board prizes, upset prizes, etc. 

Rules: FIDE Laws of Chess apply, no electronics, players and teams will generally be ranked based on December US Chess supplement ratings, College Chess Rules:  

Schedule: Friday 12/27 On-site Registration 10am-2pm. Coaches Meeting 4:30-5:00pm, Opening Ceremony 5:00pm, Organizer’s Reception (open to all) 5:30pm. Rounds 12/27: 6:30pm, 12/28: 12 & 6, 12/29: 12 & 6, 12/30: 10am, Awards Ceremony 3:30.  USCF College Chess Committee meeting Sat 10am. 

Hotel: Beautiful lakeside Hilton University Place Charlotte, 8629 JM Keynes Dr., Charlotte, NC, many food options in walking distance.  15 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).  Free parking, free wifi.  Hotel rate $101 - king bed or 2 doubles (up to 4 in room), reserve by 12/1.  All participants invited to Charlotte Open “super swiss” open tournament, Jan 1-5 at same location. Registration, Info: [email protected]. College Chess Committee Chair: Kelly Bloomfield, [email protected]

Questions for future Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championships can also always be directed to US Chess Director of Events Boyd Reed - [email protected]