The American Continental Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship for 2017 will take place in Medellin, Colombia, from 14th-16th December.
The event is organized by Colombian Chess Federation with support of the Chess League of Antioquia. The playing venue is Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex.
The Championship is open to all chess players who represent the Federation listed as the member of the American continent in FIDE, regardless on the title and FIDE rating.
The Presidents of each Zone of America will have the right to choose two players who will represent their Zone on the Championship. These players will be free of charge for Accommodation and entry fee.
The registration should be done online and registration deadline is 12th of December. Before the deadline date, all the participants shall register for the event by sending an e-mail to the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The registration shall include the following information: Complete name and surname, Country, ID number, FIDE ID, Picture of small resolution, Date of birth, FIDE title.
American Continental Rapid Chess Championship will be played on 14th and 15th December while the Blitz Championship will take place on 16th of December.
The total prize fund for both events is 5.000 USD (3.000 USD for Rapid and 2.000 USD for Blitz Championship).
Rapid Chess Championship will be played in 11 rounds according to the Swiss system, with time control of 15 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 10 seconds per move, starting from the move one. The time control for the Blitz competition will be 3 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 2 seconds per move, starting from the move one.
For any questions or information, Tournament office can be contacted:
Norbey Rodríguez –
Phone: +57- 3156703900
E-mail: oficiales: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Official Regulations for the Championship can be downloaded here.