2022 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Championship

Thu, Jan 6th - Sun, Jan 9th 2022


Click here for Photo Gallery (Individual pictures from Rounds) - photo credits 'Angie Le'

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Click here for Photo Gallery (Awards ceremony) - photo credits 'Bill Simmons'

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Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA 20166

Click here for an Important email communication sent to all Participants, Team Captains & Coaches (Dec 30th 2021)

Click here for COVID-19 Regulations & Safety Protocols in place (Updated Dec 30th 2021)

Latest Release by VIRGINIA Governor, Ralph Northam (Dec 29th 2021)

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Capital Area Chess with the support from the US Chess Federation and the US Chess College Committee, proudly invites Chess Teams from Universities, Colleges, Community Colleges & Technical Colleges in the Americas (North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean)

 Thanks to our Corporate Sponsor, SIG (Susquehanna International Group) !

 Thanks to our Local dignitaries (VA Senators John Bell and Jennifer Boysko) and Community co-ordinator Sreedhar Nagireddi who will be attending the Opening & Awards Ceremony !

Top 7 Matches / 14 Teams (28 Boards) broadcasted Live with Commentary ! 

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Updated PanAm Rules (passed Nov 9th 2021)

Updated PanAm Eligibility Form (Nov 2021)


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Schedule (Format: 6-Round Team Swiss G/90;+30):

Thu Jan 6th

10:30 am

Collegiate Blitz (5-SS G/3;+2)

- Collegiate Blitz moved to Fri Jan 7th 10pm

Thu Jan 6th

10:00 am – 12:00pm

Onsite Registrations


3:00pm – 3:30pm

Technical Meeting (Captains & Coaches)


4:00pm – 5:00pm

 Reception (Hallway next to Main ballroom)


5:30pm – 6:00 pm

Opening Ceremony (Main ballroom)

Confirmed participation by VA Senator John Bell

Thu Jan 6th


Round #1

Fri Jan 7th

11:00 am

Round #2

 Fri Jan 7th

6:00 pm

10:00 pm

Round #3

Collegiate Blitz (6-Round swiss G/3;+2)


Sat Jan 8th

11:00 am

Round #4


4:00 pm

US Chess College Committee Meeting

Sat Jan 8th 

6:00 pm

Round #5

Sun Jan 9th

10:00 am

Round #6


Approx. 3:00 pm

Award Ceremony

Confirmed Participation by VA Senator Jennifer Boysko



Byes & Default forfeit time:

No half-point byes (only zero point byes)

Withdrawls must be submitted to the Organizer/Chief TD atleast 2 hours before the Round start (Teams not withdrawing properly will be fined $150)

A player and/or team will forfeit the game if they are not present at the board within 1 hour (60 minutes) after the start of the round.


Awards (Team & Individual Tie-breaks will be used as specified in the PanAm Rules):

Team Prizes (Trophies/Plaques)

o   Top four teams will qualify for the 2022 Final Four College Chess Championship

o   Top 10 teams

o   Plaques to top Division II (2000-2199), Division III (1800-1999), Division IV (1600-1799), Division V (1400-1599) teams

o   Plaque to top International Team

o   Plaque to top Community College

o   Plaque to top four-year small college team (<5000 enrollment)

o   Plaque to top all-female team

o   Plaque to best Mixed Doubles team (2 males and 2 females)

o   Top team upset in all 6 rounds


Individual Prizes

o   Top 3 teams

o   Top Individual Boards 1-4

o   Top Alternate

o   Top 3 Females

o   Top Individual Upset


IMPORTANT – MUST READ (Deadline to Submit all Eligibility paperwork is Dec 31st 2021 midnight ET) 


·        Official rules of the PanAm: https://www.capitalareachess.com/sites/default/files/2021-11/2021-22-PanAm-CollegeChessRules.pdf

·        Each Team must submit the Eligibility letters from the Registrar by December 31st (The instructions for the Registrar are in the Official rules). For any questions regarding the Eligibility letter and/or to Submit the Letter from Registrar, contact GM Alex Onischuk (US Chess College Committee Chair)

·        Bring the original copy to the event.  This must be signed and stamped by the University Registrar and is required for any player to enter the event.

NOTE ON NEW FIDEIDs FOR FOREIGN PLAYERS - If your Team's Foreign player doesn't have a FIDEID and they will be representing their FIDE Country, they will need to request the FIDEIDs from their Federation before registering for the Tournament. US Chess will not apply for their Foreign FIDEIDs.

KEY DEADLINES  (Eligibility forms due by: Dec 31st Midnight 

·        Early Entry Fee $225/Team by 12/3/2021 midnight ET (EXTENDED UNTIL 12/10/2021 Midnight)

·        Regular Entry Fee $250/Team by 12/17/2021 midnight ET

·        Late Entry Fee $275/Team until 1/5/2022 midnight ET

·        Entries after 1/5 midnight $325/Team (Onsite 10am - 12pm ET) – Eligibility Forms due onsite by 12pm

> Submit Rosters by Jan 3rd 2022 6pm ET

> Submit Team Order by Jan 6th 2022 12pm ET

> Submit Team Line-ups for each round by 1hr before each Round

REFUND POLICY: Full refund until midnight Dec 30th 2021 ; $25 Service charge after Dec 30th and until Jan 5th 2022 midnight ; NO REFUNDS AFTER JAN 5th 2022


Submit Eligibility Letter from Registrar (or for all PanAm Eligibility Questions) to the:

US Chess College Committee Chair, GM Alex Onischuk


Contact Info for Tournament Registrations (click here to email):

·        Organizer(s): NTD/IA/IO Anand Dommalapati

·        Chief TD: NTD/FA Mike Hoffpauir

·        Chief Assistant TD: Sr.TD/IA FM Peter Giannatos