XV Continental Chess Championships 2022 Announced

The XV Continental Chess Championship of the Americas 2022 will be held May 1-11, 2022 at the Best Western Hotel Terraza, San Salvador, El Salvador. The event, organized by the Chess Confederation of the Americas, the Salvadoran Chess Federation and the National Institute of Sports of El Salvador, is open to all American continent chess federation players.

This is an 11-round event and the time control for all games is 40/90, SD/30; +30. The top 4 finishers will qualify to participate in the FIDE World Cup and the prize fund is $20,000 with the top 20 finishers receiving a prize. Click here to download a PDF of the full tournament regulations.

OFFICIAL PLAYERS

US Chess will nominate three (3) Official Players who have the right to accommodation (shared double room) and full meals, at the expense of the organizer, from dinner on Sunday, May 1 to breakfast on Wednesday, May 11. To be eligible to be one of the USA Official Players, you must register for the event (instructions below) no later than March 25, 2022.

The top 3 USA players according to the March, 2022 FIDE Standard Rating List, who register by the March 25, 2022 deadline, will be chosen to be the USA Official Players.

REGISTRATION

All registrations for the tournament must be submitted by national federations, it is not possible for an individual to register directly with the organizer. The registration fee for all players is $200.00 and payment must be made using the US Chess Registration Form. Please note there is also a $10 non-refundable administrative fee which will be added to all registrations.

The US Chess deadline for USA players to register is April 15, 2022 (note the deadline to register to be considered an Official Player is March 25, 2022), which will enable US Chess to collect all the information required for participation by the organizer's deadline.

Registration Form Link: https://www.events4chess.com/events/?event_ID=1520&cat=1

Refund Policy: A full refund of the entry fee will be provided, minus the administrative fee, if requested by April 15, 2022. After this date, no refund will be provided, unless the tournament is canceled by the organizers.

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel booking and payments must be made through US Chess. Hotel and airport round trip transportation will be available from the organizer at the following rates:

  • Single Room: $70/day per person with breakfast included for a total of $700 (arrival May 1, check out May 11)
  • Double Room: $40/day per person with breakfast included for a total of $400 (arrival May 1, check out May 11)
  • Airport Pickup/Drop Off: $50 per person, Airport - hotel - airport (May 1 pickup, May 11 drop off only, arranged by the organizer)

A follow up form will be sent to registered players (after March 25, 2022) obtaining hotel and transportation needs and a link provided to process the necessary payment. All hotel and transportation payments, as well as any additional documentation requested by the organizer (identity documentation) must be received by US Chess no later than April 15, 2022.

Refund Policy: A full refund of the hotel and transportation fees will be provided, minus the administrative fee, if requested by April 15, 2022. After this date, no refund will be provided, unless the tournament is canceled by the organizers.

WAIVERS

While US Chess has to collect registrations on behalf of our federation and submit them to the organizer, we cannot accept responsibility for the health and well being of any players who choose to travel to this event. As such, all players will be required to sign a waiver for participation before their entry into the tournament is confirmed. Please check out the USA State Departments Travel Advisory website for the latest information regarding traveling to El Salvador.

CONTACT

Please contact Chris Bird, US Chess FIDE Events Manager at christopher.bird@uschess.org for questions relating to this tournament.

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