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2013 PanAm Championship

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In 2013, from December 27-30, Texas Tech hosts for the very first time the premier college championship in North America, the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship. "The Panams" are open to all post-secondary schools in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

This championship is rich in college tradition. The first PanAms took place in 1946 (but the championship traces its heritage to a U.S. university championship going back even further) and was held biennially until 1962, when the event was made annual and has indeed been held every year since then.

The top four qualifying schools from the PanAms go on to compete in the Final Four of college chess, held in the spring. The winner is considered national champion and takes home the President's Cup. Texas Tech has won this prestigious title twice since our chess program began in 2007.

The event offers champion trophies in many categories, some for the first time. It will be held at the Overton Hotel & Conference Center (See details and special chess rates below.)

Entry Information

Below is the entry information given in the traditional "Tournament Life Announcement" (TLA) format used in Chess Life Magazine. Please contact the Texas Tech Chess Program about any questions by email:, or phone 806-742-7742.

Please fill out the Application Form and mail entries to Texas Tech Chess, C/O Texas Tech Chess Program, Box 45080, Lubbock, TX 79409-5080.

If you would like to pay by credit card, please go to:

Photo: The competition at the 2012 Pan-American Intercollegiate Chess Team Championship at Princeton University (Click on the photo for a complete list of past winners and other history.)

Dec. 27-30, Texas 2013 Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championship

Texas Tech University 6SS, G/90 + 30 sec. increment. Overton Hotel, Lubbock, TX. FIDE rated (unless FIDE rules change). Intercollegiate Tournament Format: 4-Player Teams, up to 2 alternates. Open to university, college, community college, and technical college teams from North and South America and the Caribbean. Teams must supply a letter from their universities stating that the players meet eligibility requirements - for more details go online to: and refer to section "2c".

EF: $200/team by 12/5. $240 thereafter and at site. Prizes: trophies or plaques to top 6 teams, 1st-place in Divisions II (2000-2199), Division III (1800-1999), Division IV (1600-1799), and Division V (U1600) Team, Top international team, Top Women's team, Top alternate, Top boards 1-4, Top community college, Top four-year small college (under-5,000 enrollment), 1st each top Texas-neighboring states, top Big-12 university, biggest team-upset, biggest individual upset. Reg.: Deadline 4 p.m. Rds: 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. Opening reception: 12/27 4 p.m. Closing ceremony: 12/30 3 pm. ENT: Texas Tech Chess, C/O Texas Tech Chess Program, Box 45080, Lubbock, TX 79409-5080. INFO:, Phone 806-742-7742 HR: $89-89-89-89 + tax (up to 4 in a room). FREE: airport-Overton-airport shuttle, parking, wifi, refrig in every room. Reserve by 12/11 for chess rate. (806) 776-7000 Overton Hotel & Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Lane, Lubbock, TX 79401. Boards and pieces provided. Bring clocks, digital only. NS. NC. W.