Intercollegiate Open/Class Scholastic U20 Pairings Standings

2008 Pan American Class Chess Championships

December 27 - 30, 2008

Dallas Fort Worth Airport Marriott South

4151 Centreport Boulevard

Fort Worth, Texas 76155 Map

Room rate is $79/$79/$79/$79. Reserve by 12/12 or rate may increase. Call 800-228-9290 to make hotel reservations. Mention Pan American Chess Championships to get group rate.

Or you may use this link to make hotel reservations online:

Time Control: Game/120 with a 30 second increment. Notation is required throughout the games. 

Open Section is Fide and USCF rated, but uses United States Chess Federation Rules.

One half point bye allowed if requested before round 2.  Note that players participating in the Pan Am Intercollegiate team can have as many byes as they want provided they give 45 minutes notice before the round and provided that they are paired in the Intercollegiate Team.

Entry Fees:  Registration Form $75 onsite registration Saturday 4:00 to 5:30pm

For additional Information contact Barbara Swafford, 214-632-9000.


Round Times

Round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6
Start time 6 pm 10 am 5 pm 10 am 5 pm 9 am
Date 12/27 12/28 12/28 12/29 12/29 12/30


Open Section Prizes

1st  $600

 2nd $300

 3rd  $200

 1st<2200 $400

 2nd  <2200  $200


Other Class Prizes

1st Place 30%

2nd Place 20%

3rd Place 10%

Make Checks Payable to/Mail Checks:

Dallas Chess Club

C/O Barbara Swafford

2709 Longhorn Trail

Crowley  TX  76036-4719


December 27-30,  Texas 

 2008 Pan American Class Championships.

Location: DFW Airport Marriott South, 4151 Centreport Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas, 76155. HR: $79/79/79/79., 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. Tournament Format: 6 round Swiss System. 7 Sections.  Open: Open to all, U2000: Open to 1999 & under. Unrateds may play in this section but not be eligible for prizes. U1800: Open to 1799 & under. Unrateds may play in this section but not be eligible for prizes. U1600/Unrateds: Open to 1599 & under. Unrateds play in this section. Unrated may only win unrated prizes that are determined by unrated entry fees. The unrated entry fees do not apply for U1600 prizes. U1400: Open to 1399 & under.  Unrateds may not play in this section. U1200:  Open to 1199 & under. Unrateds may not play in this section. U1000: Open to 999 & under. Unrateds may not play in this section. 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. Entry Fees: Priority Registration by December 14, 2008: $60. After December 14, 2008: $75. Prizes: Open: 1st= $600, 2nd = $300, 3rd = $200, 1st U2200 = $400, 2nd U2200 $200.  For all other sections (U2000, U1800 etc.) 60% returned as prizes (30% for 1st, 20% for 2nd and 10% for 3rd). Additional Info: One bye available if requested by end of round 2. However players in the Pan Am Intercollegiate may have byes any time as long as requested 45 minutes before round starts AND as long as they are paired in the Pan American Intercollegiate. Open section is Fide rated but uses USCF rules. Sections may be combined if there is a low turnout in one of the sections. More info: or contact Barbara Swafford, 214-632-9000,  Ent: Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036.  Fide NS NC W