Continental Champs to Kick Off on Sunday
October 30, 2008
The Continental Championships kick off on Sunday, November 2 in Boca Raton, Florida. Check out the preregistered list below, watch live games on Monroi and look for CLO coverage by GM-elect Josh Friedel. Josh will also write a February Chess Life Magazine article on the Continental Champs. Also check out the press release. For complete information including registration and schedule details, see www.chesseducators.com or email tournament organizer Beatriz Marinello at Beatriz@chesseducators.com.

COUNTRY TITLE NAME  FIDE
       
USA GM Julio Becerra 2602
USA GM Alexandr Stripunsky 2553
USA GM Alexander Ivanov 2547
Mexico GM Manuel Leon Hoyos 2535
Colombia GM Alonso Zapata 2501
USA IM Josh Friedel 2498
USA IM Vinay Bhat 2498
Brazil GM Darcy Lima 2488
Colombia IM Alder Escobar 2482
Brazil IM  Everaldo Matsuura 2469
 USA IM Ray Robson 2466
USA IM Justin Sarkar 2451
Colombia IM Sergio Barrientos 2450
Colombia IM Mauricio Uribe 2414
Colombia GM Gildardo Garcia 2410
USA IM Blas Lugo 2403
Colombia IM Nelson Gamboa 2378
Mexico IM Alfonso Almeida 2378
USA FM Daniel Rensch 2354
PERU FM Renato Terry 2349
Colombia FM Mauricio Rios Parra 2334
Bolivia FM Alan Wilbert Borda Rivera 2333
Colombia IM David Arenas 2323
USA FM Ilye Figler 2322
USA   Raymond Kaufman 2320
USA FM Alex Betaneli 2318
USA FM Jake Kleiman 2315
Colombia FM Alfredo Anatoley Peña Hernández 2309
USA WFM ALISA MELEKHIN 2299
USA   Yevgeni Margulis 2274
USA FM Fabio La Rota 2255
Brazil FM Lincoln Lucena 2239
USA   Glenn Bady 2229
PERU   Manuel Robledo Gonzales 2223
USA   Erik Santarius 2213
Peru   Smith Dolorier Serpa 2210
Guatemala FM Wilson Estuardo  Lorenzana Aguilar 2202
USA   Andres Hortillosa 2199
FM   Alvaro Garcia 2198
USA   Constantine Xanthos 2196
USA   Eric Cooke 2191
USA   Ashish Vaja 2184
Bolivia   Boris Ariel Ferrufino Hurtado 2182
Brazil   Dr. Joaquim Soares 2149
Nicaragua   Jose Luis Fonseca Gonzalez 2128
USA WFM Chouchanik Airapetian 2117
CUBA   Jorge Reynaldo Abraham 2112
Guatemala FM Victor Emilio Sarat Morales 2109
USA   Andres Santalla 2108
USA   Jeffrey Haskel 2096
Colombia   Raul Barros Lizcano 2062
Nicaragua   Dr. Carlos Pique 2028
Colombia FM Raul Junior Barros Vargas 2026
USA   Mel Goss  
Guatemala FM Carlos Reyes  
Brazil   Igor Gouveia Baptista  
USA   Neal Goldberg  
USA   Bill Hall  
USA   Michael A Lucente  
USA   Gregory Kimmel  
Colombia   Eduardo Bermudez  
Guatemala   William Miguel Reyes Soco