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2009 Continental Chess Championship of the Americas Print E-mail
By Jerry Nash   
May 20, 2009
Jerry Nash
Scholastic Director, USCF
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Beatriz Marinello
President Zone 2.1.
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The Confederation of Chess for Americas (FIDE America) and the Brazilian Chess Federation are pleased to invite all National Chess Federations of the Americas to the 2009 Continental Chess Championship of the Americas.This event will be held in CXSP in São Paulo, a Sports and Financial city and capital of the Department of São Paulo, from July 25th to August 2, 2009. São Paulo is a city located near Rio de Janeiro and is the main economic center of Brazil.
This is the first time that this tournament will be played in Brazil and it’s open to players with a minimum FIDE ELO of 1800 and above.
The 2009 Continental Chess Championship of the Americas qualifies SIX (6) players for the FIDE World Cup.
Eligibility: Each National Federation may register as many players as it wishes. All participants must be endorsed by their FIDE recognized,national federations.
Please contact Jerry Nash at [email protected] and Beatriz Marinello at [email protected] if you are interested in participating in this event. 
The top FIVE U.S. representatives are entitled to accommodations and meals starting from lunch on July 25, until dinner on August 2, 2009. Accommodations are provided in double rooms. Upgrades are available.The list of top official players must be sent to the organization by July 9, 2009.  
The official representatives are based on the U.S. Championship and they will be confirmed as soon as possible. For more information visit: http://www.continental2009.com.