Welcome to the

2023
Pan-American Team Championships

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Welcome to the
2023 Pan-American Team Championships
(January 5th - January 8th)

We are pleased to announce that the USCF accepted our bid to host the 2023 PanAms January 5th - 8th, 2023 at the Westin in Seattle, Washington.

The Corporate Esports Association 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 to the Intercollegiate Competition

Chess Teams from companies with employees based in the Americas to the Intercorporate Competition

Any chess player to the Seattle New Years Open

For regular updates, join the CEA Discord at discord.gg/cea.

  Collegiate Corporate Seattle New Years Open Side Events
Thursday 1/5 10:00am - 1:00pm
Onsite Registration
& Check-In

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Technical Meeting (Captains & Coaches)

5:00pm
Opening Ceremony

6:00pm
Round #1
     
Friday 1/6 10:00am
Round #2

5:00pm
Round #3
  1:00pm - 4:00pm
Onsite Registration
& Check-In

4:45pm
Opening Ceremony

5:00pm
Round #1

8:30am - 9:30am
Resume Workshop (Twitch)

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Amazon Spheres lunch groups

3:30 - 4:30pm
Seattle New Years Puzzle Championship

9:00pm
Seattle New Years Blitz

Saturday 1/7 10:00am
Round #4

5:00pm
Round #5
7:00am - 9:00pm
Onsite Registration
& Check-In


9:30am
Opening Ceremony

10:00am
Round #1

2:00pm
Round #2

5:00pm
Round #3
10:00am
Round #2

5:00pm
Round #3

3:00pm
Chess Streamer Workshop (chess.com)

3:00pm
US Chess College Committee Meeting

8:00pm
Networking Mixer

Sunday 1/8 9:00am
Round #6
9:00am
Round #4

12:00pm
Round #5
10:00am
Round #4

3:30pm
Round #5
 
approx. 2:30pm
Award Ceremony
   

Westin Seattle

1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Room rates (per night & excluding taxes): $149
(Double Queen or King - Fixed prize for single up to quadruple occupancy)

Book rooms via the Event Reservation Website or call 1-888-627-8513 mentioning the PanAm event.

Transportation

You have multiple options to travel from the Airport to the Hotel.

  • Light Rail: The likely easiest way and cheapest way to travel is the Seattle Light Rail. It roughly takes 40 min between the Airport and Downtown Seattle. Exit at the Westlake Station from which the Hotel is less than 5 minutes walk away. Trains depart from the airport roughly every 5-10 min with and runs $3.00 per Person fares.
  • Taxi/Uber/Lyft are all available as well and usually take between $40-$60 depending demand. Follow signs for ride share from the airport.

General Registration fee: $200
Late Registration fee: $250 (after December 1st 2022)

Please see the "Entry Fee" section for applicable discounts.
(Discounts for teams participating in the CCL will be reimbursed onsite pending roster verification.)

General Registration fee: $200
Late Registration fee: $250 (after December 14th 2022)

Waived General Registration fee witch Mentorship program enrollment.


Open Section:
$80 until 12/31/2022, $100 after
  * $40 play-up fee if rated under 1700
  * free entry for GM, IM, WGM, WIM

Reserve Section:
$60 until 12/31/2022, $80 after

$30 until 1/5/23, $40 after.

Free for participants of the Pan-Am Intercollegiate and Pan-Am Intercorporate tournaments.




$10 for all participants





Refund policy: Full refund until midnight Dec 23rd 2022 ; 50% Service charge after Dec 23rd and until Jan 2nd 2023 midnight ; NO REFUNDS AFTER Jan 2nd 2023

 

 

Standings and Pairings will be published here during the event.

 

 

Current Registrations (last updated 12/1)

Collegiate - Open Collegiate - U1800 Corporate Seattle New Years - Open Seattle New Years - Reserve Seattle New Years - Blitz
Seattle New Years - Puzzle
Sacred Heart University University of Missouri   Haiyong Wang Barry Boone William Fox
Pelin Muharremoglu
University of Toronto B University of Vermont   Ramkumar Perumal James Hamlett Lawrence D. Custis  
University of Toronto A Duke University   David Zhou Alex Obye    
University of Texas at Dallas Team C Seattle University   Alex Wang      
University of Texas at Dallas Team B
University of Texas at Dallas
         
University of Texas at Dallas Team A
California State University at Northridge
         
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Wisconsin-Madison
         
Duke University
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
         
UC San Diego
Georgia Institute of Technology
         
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Arizona State University
         
Yale University
Portland State University
         
Stanford University B Baylor University          
Stanford University A Howard University          
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
George Washington University
         
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
University of Pittsburgh
         
University of Chicago
United States Air Force Academy
         
University of Utah Texas Tech University          
Arizona State University UC Santa Barbara          
Washington University in St. Louis Howard University          
Washington University in St. Louis            
Baylor University            
The University of Texas at Austin            
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)            
Texas Tech University            
Texas Tech University            
Georgia Institute of Technology            
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

Tournament Organization

Florian Helff
COO - Corporate Esports Association
florian.helff@cea.gg


Tournament Direction

Glenn Panner
National Tournament Director
glennpan@gmail.com

National Tournament Director
Judit Sztaray


CEA Tournaments

Tournament

 

Teams (unique universities) / Players

Link

Collegiate Team Chess Championship

Fall 2022

 

Organizer

Collegiate Chess League

Spring 2022

223 () /

Division 1: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 2: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 3: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 4: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 5: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 6: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 7: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 8: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 9: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 10: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 11: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 12: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 13: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 14: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Collegiate Chess League

Fall 2021

160 () /

Division 1: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 2: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 3: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 4: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 5: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 6: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 7: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 8: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 9: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Division 10: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Collegiate Team Chess Championship

Spring 2021

90 () /

Tournament Page

PanAms

Year

Hosting State

Teams (unique universities) / Players

Link

2021/22

Dulles, Virginia

57 (34) / 251

Organizer

2020/21

Mechanics Institute (Online)

59 (34) / 273

Organizer

2019

Charlotte Chess Center, North Carolina, NC

63 (38) / 267

Organizer

2018

Bay Area Chess, CA

53 (37) / 228

USCF - Organizer

2017

Buckeye Chess OSU, Columbus, OH

58 / 245

USCF - Organizer

2016

Cajun Chess, New Orleans, LA

60 / 257

USCF - Organizer

2015

Buckeye Chess OSU, Columbus, OH

42 / 185

USCF - Organizer

2014

South Padre Island, TX

45 / 196

USCF


Main Events Information

Pan-American Intercollegiate team chess championship

Tournament Mode

The 2023 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Championships generally follows previous years' tournament mode with a 6-Rounds of Swiss Tournament played with teams of 4.
Time Control: G/90 with a 30-second increment

Full rulebook: Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship Rulebook

Changes: Instead of one single section, the tournament will be split into an Open and a U1800 section (average team rating applies)

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.

Lineup Submission: Lineup submissions for each round are due 1 hour before each round.


Player Eligibility

See Section 2 of the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship Rulebook

All players need to submit the Student Eligibility Form no later than January 3, 2023. The form can be uploaded here:
The original needs to be submitted in person during onsite team registration.


Entry Fee

General Registration fee: $200
Late Registration fee: $250 (after December 1st 2022)

The general entry fee for teams entering the U1800 section is covered by Red Bull.

Open Section Discount: for teams with at least 2 players of the team roster and at least 4 players total from their school participating in fall 2022 Collegiate Chess League (play at least 5 weeks), chess.com covers 50% of the general entry fee.


Registration Process

Step 1 - Team Registration:

  • Team registration is independent from Roster Submission. Once a team is registered, you can follow up with Step 2.

Step 2 - Roster Registration:

  • Once the team is registered, the captain can submit the team roster.
  • All Players on a team need to fill out the Student Eligibility form in order for them to be considerd on a roster (See Player Eligibility)

Awards

Team & Individual Tie-breaks will be used as specified in the PanAm Rules.

Team Prizes (Trophies/Plaques)

o Top four teams (Open) will qualify for the 2023 Final Four College Chess Championship

o Top 4 teams in each section (Open, U1800)

o Plaques to top Division II (2000-2199), Division III (1800-1999), Division V (1400-1599 in U1800 section) 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 Individual Boards 1-4

o Top Alternate

o Top 3 Females

o Top Individual Upset

Pan-American Intercorporate Team Chess Championship

Tournament Mode

The 2023 Pan-American Intercorporate Team Championships is a 3-player team competition.

The tournament is organized as a single section 5-Rounds of Swiss Tournament.

Time Control: G/60 with a 10-second increment


Player Eligibility

All players on a team have to be full time employed by the same company. Temporary works (interns, contractors) are permitted to play for their teams.


Entry Fee

General Registration fee: $200
Late Registration fee: $250 (after December 14, 2022)

The general registration fee for teams that enter the CEA Mentorship Program and join the networking mixer is waived!

Seattle New Years Open

Time: Friday 1/6/2023 - Sunday 1/8/2023
Format: 5-round Swiss in two sections: Open and Reserve (U1700). Both sections USCF rated. Open Section is also FIDE rated
Check-In (Mandatory): Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Round Schedule: Friday 5:00pm; Saturday 10:00am, 5:00pm; Sunday 10:00am, 3:30pm.

Time Control: G/90; +30. Late default: 30 min
Byes: Two half-point byes available. Must be requested before end of round 2.

Entry Fee: 
Open Section: $80 until 12/31/2022, $100 after
  * $40 play-up fee if rated under 1700 and playing in Open section
  * free entry for GM, IM, WGM, WIM

Reserve Section: $60 until 12/31/2022, $80 after

Prize Fund: $2350 (based on 50 total paid entries)
Open: 1st $500, 2nd $350, 3rd $200 - 1st U2100/U1900: $150
Reserve: 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $150 - 1st U1500/U1300/U1100&Unrated: $100
Biggest Upset (per section): $25

Memberships: Current US Chess membership required. Memberships must be paid at time of registration.
FIDE ID for Foreign Players in Open Section - If you do not have a FIDEID, you will need to request a FIDEIDs from your Federation before registering for the Tournament. US Chess will not apply for Foreign FIDEIDs.

Side Events Information

Seattle New Years Blitz

Time: Friday, 1/6/2023 at 9:00 PM (after round 3 of the Pan-Am Collegiate Round and after round 1 of the Seattle New Years open)
Format: 7-round Swiss in one section. US Chess and FIDE Blitz rated. Time control: G/3;+2.
Check-In (Mandatory): 8:00-8:45pm
Schedule Rounds: 9:20 PM, 9:40, 10:00, 10:20, 10:40, 11:00, 11:20 PM. 2 half-point byes available; request by end of round 2.

Entry Fee: $30 until 1/5/23, $40 after. Free for participants of the Pan-Am Intercollegiate and Pan-Am Intercorporate tournaments.

Prize Fund: $700
1st $250, 2nd $150, 3rd $100.
1st U2000/U1700/U1400/U1100 or Unr $50.

Memberships: Current US Chess membership required. Memberships must be paid at time of registration.
FIDE ID for Foreign Players in Open Section - If you do not have a FIDEID, you will need to request a FIDEIDs from your Federation before registering for the Tournament. US Chess will not apply for Foreign FIDEIDs.

Seattle New Years Puzzle Championship

Time: Friday, 1/6/2023 at 3:30 - 4:30pm

Format: to be announced soon.
Registration: $10 on site.

Awards: Medals awarded to top-3 overall finishers and to the best puzzle solver in each class: U2000, U1700, U1400 & Unrated.

Resumee Workshop (Twitch)

Twitch's recruiting team will offer a resume workshop and go over dos and don't in the application process.

No signup required. Open to all Pan-Am event attendees.

Amazon Spheres lunch groups

The Amazon Spheres are three spherical conservatories comprising part of the Amazon headquarters campus in Seattle. These bio-domes serve as an employee lounge and workspace.
Access to the spheres is generally limited to Amazon employees besides a few publicly available tours.

Members of the Amazon Chess Club will be able to bring in multiple small groups to have lunch* in the spheres, network with Amazon employees, and talk chess.

*lunch not included. Various lunch options are available around the spheres.

Chess Streamer Workshop (chess.com)

chess.com's broadcast team will offer a chess streamer workshop and go over the chess.com affiliate streamer program.

No signup required. Open to all Pan-Am event attendees

US Chess College Committee Meeting

Open meeting of the US College Chess committee. Open to all interested. Exact date and time to be confirmed.

Networking Mixer

A networking mixer organized by Red Bull. Meet fellow collegiate players and members of the corporate chess community.

Light food provided. Open to all participants of the Pan-Am events.

More information following soon.

CEA Mentorship Program

The CEA Mentorship program connects members of the corporate and collegiate communities of similar backgrounds (profession, personal interest).

The program consists of a commitment of mentors to three 1-hour mentoring sessions over the course of 3 months.

 

Signup to the program will open up 2 weeks prior to the Pan-Ams. Mentor assignment will be done in the two weeks after the event.

Chessable Research Awards

The Corporate Esports Association is happy to support Chessable in promoting the Chessable Research Awards.

Chessable, a leading platform in chess improvement and part of the Play Magnus Group, is seeking psychology and other undergraduate and graduate students to apply for the Chessable Research Awards! More information and applications can be found at http://ow.ly/uEwm50KG0z2

 

The winner of the next cycle awards will be announced and highlighted at the PanAms

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