December 27-30, Texas

2008 Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Tournament

Location: DFW Airport Marriott South, 4151 Centreport Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas, 76155. HR: $79/79/79/79.

http://marriott.com/dfwam?groupCode=panpana&app=resvlink, or call 800-228-9290 reserve by 12/5 (or rate could go up) and ask for Pan American Intercollegiate Chess rate. Free Parking. Tournament Dates: December 27-30, 2008. Intercollegiate Tournament Format: 4 Player Teams, up to 2 Alternates, traditional 6 round Swiss Tournament, Game/120 with a 30 second increment. Coach/captain must hand in proposed team roster changes one hour before the beginning of the round. Rounds: Rd. 1: 12/27 6 pm, Rd. 2: 12/28 10 am, Rd. 3: 5 pm, Rd 4: 12/29 10 am, Rd 5: 5 pm, and Rd 6: 12/30 9 am. Open to: College and University teams (at least two Players) from North and South America including the Caribbean. Teams must supply letter from University stating that the players meet eligibility requirements. Entry Fees: Priority Registration by December 2, 2008 – $200 per team. After December 2, 2008 $225 per team. Prizes: 1st place team = $1250, 2nd place team = $750, 3rd place team = $600, 4th place team = $400, 5th place team = $250, Top International Team = $500, Top 4 boards = $100 each. Team Trophies: Division I Champion 2200 and above, Division II Champ 2000-2199, Division III Champion 1800-1999, Division IV Champion Under 1800, Top 5 teams, Top 3 International Teams, Top four Boars, and Top Alternate. Tournament is Fide Rated but uses USCF rules. For Additional information or online registration go to: http://www.swchess.com/ or contact Barbara Swafford, 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com Ent: Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. NS NC W Fide.

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