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 –
Continental Championship.

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.