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AMERICAN CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

AMERICAN CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2019
Sao Paulo, Brazil,  July 5th to 13th

I.- ORGANIZER:   The American Continental Championship is an official event of the Confederation of Chess for the Americas organized by the Brazilian Chess Federation jointly with Xadrez Total (IA Mauro Amaral),  Xadrez do Brasil (IO FI Marcelo Pomar) and Zugzwang (IO IA FI CM Kaiser Mafra) and the CBX (Brazilian Chess Federation).

VENUE:   The tournament will be held at Dan Inn Hotel

II.- PARTICIPATION:   OFFICIAL PLAYERS:
The following players will have the right to participate in the Continental Championship as official players with room and full board expenses covered by the host (from Friday July 5th until Saturday July 13th)

  1. a) The last Panamerican Junior Champion
    b) One player appointed by the Continental President
    c) Three players from Zone 2.1
    d) One player from Zone 2.2
    e) Two players from each zone of the Zones: 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5

Accommodation will be in double room basis and the nominees must be defined and the organizer notified by the president of each zone no later than June, 5th (included).

EXTRA PLAYERS:   The American Continental Chess Championship is open to all players representing Chess Federations which comprise the Confederation of Chess for America (FIDE zones 2.1 to 2.5) regardless of their title or rating. There is also no limit in the number of participants per federation; however applications have to be sent by the national federations only, unless CCA President decides otherwise.

III.- REGISTRATION:   Registrations must be made by each player´s National Federation by sending an e-mail to the organizer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The registration deadline is July 5th (included).  National Federations must send the information of their official and extra participants: name, passport number, FIDE identification number, e-mail and phone number.

IV.- ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT:

Additional official players, trainers and companions will have preferred rates at the official hotel. The official hotel is Dan Inn Hotel

 

Prices to American Continental Championship 2019

Single room = R$ 176,00 (day)
Doble room = R$ 261,00 (day)    
 Tripleroom = R$ 330,00 (day)   

V.- SCHEDULE:

Date Schedule  
Friday, July 5 Reception 12pm
Friday, July 5 Opening 7:30pm
Friday, July 5 R1 8pm
Saturday, July 6 R2 4pm
Sunday, July 7 R3 2pm
Sunday, July 7 R4 8pm
Monday, July 8 R5 8pm
Tuesday, July 9 (*) R6 2pm
Tuesday, July 9 (*) R7 8pm
Wednesday, July 10 R8 8pm
Thursday, July 11 R9 8pm
Friday, July 12 R10 8pm
Saturday, July 13 R11 10am
Saturday, July 13 Tiebreaker 5pm

The organization reserves the right to modify this schedule previous communication to the participants.

VI.- PRIZES:

Prizes will be paid in US Dollars. In case of a tie on same points, the sum of prizes involved will be shared equally, cutting the list at 20th place after tie-break systems. 

Standings  Prizes (USD) 
USD 5.000
USD 3.400
USD 2.400
USD 1.700
USD 1.200
USD 900
USD 800
USD 700
USD 600
10º USD 550
11º USD 450
12º USD 400
13º USD 350
14º USD 300
15º USD 250
16º USD 200
17º USD 200
18º USD 200
19º USD 200
20º USD 200

VII.- SYSTEM, RATE OF PLAY, TIE-BREAK SYSTEM:The championship will be organized in 11-round Swiss System.  The rate of play will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. FIDE´s Laws of Chess will apply.

Designation of the winner: the final rank of the players is determined by the number of points scored. If at the end of the tournament two or more players are tied, the tie shall be broken according to the following tie-break systems:

  1. Direct Encounter
    b. The greater number of wins (unplayed games will be counted)
    c. The greater number of games with black (unplayed games shall be counted as played with white)
    d. AROC (Average Rating of the Opponents Cut 1)
    e. Buchholz Cut 1
    f. Buchholz
    g. Sonneborn-Berger

Cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted inside the playing hall

The first four (4) qualify for the “FIDE World Cup” stage of the World Championship cycle. In case of a tie in one or more qualifying positions, the classification will be defined as follows: -Draw between two (2) players: two (2) games of 15 minutes per player, with an increment of 10 seconds per move from the first. If the tie remains, two (2) more games of 5 minutes per player, with an increment of 3 seconds per move from the first will be played. If the tie persists, will be played one more game, where white plays with 5 minutes and black with 4 minutes, with an increment of 3 seconds per move from the start. The player who wins the toss chooses the color and in the event of a draw the player with the black pieces qualifies. -Draw between three (3) players: Double Round Robin of 15 minutes per player with 10 seconds of increment per move from the first. In case of a tie, tie-break rules of the Continental Absolute Tournament must be used. -Draw between more than 3 players: Round Robin of 15 minutes per player with 10 seconds of increment per move from the first. In case of a tie, tie-break rules of the Continental Absolute Tournament must be used. The tournament will be rated by FIDE and will give titles and norms as in FIDE Handbook B.01 International Title Regulations.

Lists, parings and results

VIII.- PAYMENT

Entry Fee Deadlines and Amounts:

Until April 2nd: (70 USD)
April 3-30: 80 USD
May 1-31: 90 USD
June 1st until July 5: 100 USD

Aside from the Entry Fee, every player must pay the CCA (Confederation of Chess for the Americas) fee of  R$370,00 (100 USD). In order to be registered for the event, payment of both these fees is mandatory before the start of the first round. There will be a representative of FIDE America on-site accepting last-minute entries.

IX – CONTACT:

Phone and WhatsApp:

IA Mauro Amaral – São Paulo-SP, Brasil +55 11 998819630
IO IA FI CM Kaiser Mafra – Florianópolis-SC, Brasil +55 48 998356666
IO FI Marcelo Pomar – Florianópolis-SC, Brasil +55 48 984071162

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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