Friday, December 24, 2010

2010 Pan American Intercollegiate Team Championships

Another big chess event coming to Milwaukee.  The Wisconsin Chess Academy has sponsored and organized the event under the auspices of the USCF.  Here is the bare-bones info:

2010 Pan American Intercollegiate Team Championships
Milwaukee, WI at the Crowne Point Hotel (Airport)
December 27 - 30, 2010!!!

In addition to the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Championships, the following events will be hosted:

-- Pan American Blitz Championship
-- Pan American Open
-- Pan American Scholastic

More information can be found at the website

and at Official 2010 Pan American Announcement

and at the Wisconsin Chess Academy website. 


  • The first round of play will be on December 27, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Milwaukee time (we're on Daylight Savings Time)
  • Rounds 2 and 3 will be held on December 28, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Round 4 and 5 will be held on Decemer 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • The final round wil be held on December 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Closing Ceremony on December 30, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.
Eight separate teams fielded by Texas colleges alone will be competing with twenty other teams in the Intercollegiate Championships!  Texas Tech has three teams:  "A" -- average rating 2526; "B" -- average rating 1951; and "C" -- average rating 1775.  Susan Polgar will be here with the Texas Tech contingent.   Here is a list of the teams and players (as of 12/23/10) from the Wisconsin Chess Academy website.  Will UMBC repeat as champion?  The competition for the "final four" will be fierce!

For an interesting history of the Intercollegiate Championships, including a list of winners from 1946 through 2009, see Wikipedia


Robert Williams said...

Safe trip to, at and coming back from the 2010 Pan American. College students and their supporters are all winners by getting players to the Pan American. This can be an excellent experience for all!
Wish more college students would get support from their colleges and chess communities, so more students could go.

Good Chess and Sportpersonship For All

Robert Williams
Adviser University Chess Club
University of Utah

Jan said...

Team members may not be able to make it on time, particularly those who are flying in from the east coast; I read at the NYT that Kennedy won't be open until 4 p.m., Laguardia around 2 p.m. and there will be a huge backlog of people trying to get on to a limited # of planes. Subways are mostly still off line in NYC to outlying regions and Amtrak service to Boston is delayed when it is running at all. People out west may well be affected too, since planes that were scheduled to be in certain cities could not get out of NYC, causing a domino effect all around the country. No plane, no trip, even if the weather where you're at is okay. Ironically, Milwaukee has great weather today - the low ceiling and cloud cover as lifted and it's sunny and in the high 20's. No snow in the forecast and it may get warm enough by the weekend to have rain - our January thaw is coming early this year. I wonder what the contingencies are for half or more of the players not being able to show up???

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