2022 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Championship

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

Washington Dulles Airport Marriott

45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA 20166


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)

FIDE Rated Event


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US Chess Rated


Top 24 Boards / 6 Teams will be broadcast Live on various sites (chess24, followchess, chessbomb, Lichess, chessbase)!


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Marriott Dulles is located next to the Airport with frequent shuttle service !!!



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PanAm Rules (passed Nov 9th 2021)

PanAm Eligibility Form


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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)


12:00 pm – 3:00pm

Onsite Registrations


3:00pm – 3:30pm

Technical Meeting (Captains & Coaches)


4:00pm – 5:00pm



5:30pm – 6:00 pm

Opening Ceremony



Round #1

Fri Jan 7th

11:00 am

Round #2


6:00 pm

Round #3

Sat Jan 8th

11:00 am

Round #4


4:00 pm

US Chess College Committee Meeting


6:00 pm

Round #5

Sun Jan 9th

10:00 am

Round #6


Approx. 3:00 pm

Award Ceremony



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)


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://new.uschess.org/sites/default/files/media/documents/2019-20-panam-college-chess-rules.pdf - (Note: The 2021-22 rules will be posted within the next 30-45 days and the changes are anticipated as being minimal)

·        Each Team must submit one letter (one letter per Team for all the players) from the Registrar and submit 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

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

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

·        Onsite Entry $325/Team (10am - 12pm ET) – Eligibility Forms due onsite  by 12pm


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: NTD/FA Martha Underwood