2015 Pan-American Intercollegiate Chess Championships - December 27th-30th

The Pan-Ams are a 6-round, 4-person team event open to any university, college, technical college, or community college from North and South America and the Caribbean. The Pan-Ams are the premier college chess event and the top 4 colleges qualify to play in the President’s Cup, a 4-team round robin event that determines the college team chess champion.

Registration information is on the left. Please note that you NEED to fill out the online form
even if you're paying by check. The entry fee for the tournament is $200 by 12/4/15, payable by credit card, or by check made out to "Progress With Chess" and mailed to

12200 Fairhill Rd STE E293

Cleveland, OH 44120

or at the site. The entry fee after 12/4/15 and at the site is $240.

To compete, teams must supply a letter from their university stating that their players meet the eligibility requirements to play. For teams that do not award chess scholarships or have titled players, a simple eligibility checklist is included here. For more information on these requirements, go to http://www.utdallas.edu/chess/chess-team/eligibility-requirements.html

The tournament will take place at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport hotel. To reserve your rooms, contact Becca at (216) 265-3155 or Becca.Cowling@sheratonclevelandairport.com. Reserve by 12/15/15 for the chess rate. There is a 24-hour shuttle service
to and from the terminal.

The tournament begins with a brief opening reception on December 27th at 5:45pm followed immediately by round 1 at 6pm EST.

The remaining rounds are as follows: 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. All times are in EST.

The State of Ohio G/45 Championship and the State of Ohio Blitz Championship are planned for the 26th and 27th at the same location. Details can be found here and here.

To read the official rules of the Pan-Ams, click here.

More information on the rules and history of the Pan-Ams can be found at collegechess.org

For more information, contact cananiad@oberlin.edu.