Pan-Am Intercollegiate Team Qualifier

The Club will be holding a qualifying tournament to select four players to represent the University of Toronto at the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Championships to be held at San Francisco, California, December 27-30, 2018. Travel and accommodation will be paid for by Hart House.

Pan-Am-Qualifiers Schedule:

Time Control:  60 minutes + 30 seconds increment
Round 1:  9am September 29th
Round 2:  12pm September 29th
Round 3:  3pm September 29th
Round 4:  10am September 30th
Round 5:  1pm September 30th
Tiebreaks (if needed)  4pm September 30th

0-point-byes are in effect.  Players are expected to play all rounds.
Forced byes will be awarded 1/2 point.

Ratings will be used for seeding/pairing purposes but the tournament itself will not be rated with the Chess Federation of Canada.

Arbiter:  Mr. Alex Ferreira


Participants are kindly asked to register online by Friday, Sept. 28th, 9:00 pm. To do that send us an e-mail at with the following information:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your current Elo rating

No entry fee is required but all players must show up at 8:40am Saturday morning, as registered members of the Hart House Chess Club, at the playing hall (South Dining Hall – 2nd floor of the Hart House).

Eligibility Requirements:

To participate in Pan-Am-Qualifier one must be a member of the Hart House Chess Club.

To participate in the Pan-Ams tournament itself you must be available to travel to San Francisco, December 26th-30th, and you must meet the following requirements :

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Additional Requirements:

– A $250 fee must be paid to Hart House within a week after the qualifying tournament.
– Participants will be required to attend a tutorial on Safety Abroad as per UofT policy
– Participants will be responsible for, and required to have valid passport, travel visa if applicable, and travel health insurance

For further information please consult the Collegiate Eligibility Rules and the Eligibility Checklist.