XVII Continental Chess Championships 2024 Announced

The XVII Continental Chess Championship of the Americas 2024 will be held May 23 - June 2, 2024 at the Hotel el Dorado on 70 in Medellin, Colombia. The event, organized by the Chess Confederation of the Americas and the Colombia Chess Federation is open to all American continent chess federation players.

This is an 11-round event and the time control for all games is Game 90 with 30-second increment starting from move one. The top four finishers will qualify to participate in the FIDE World Cup and the prize fund is $23,000 with the top 20 finishers + various class prizes receiving a prize. Click here to download a PDF of the full tournament regulations.


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 May 23 to June 2. To be eligible to be one of the USA Official Players, you must register for the event (instructions below) no later than Friday, April 12, 2024, 5PM Central Time. 

The top 3 USA players according to the March 2024 FIDE Standard Rating List, who register by the Friday, April 12, 2024, 5PM Central Time, deadline, will be chosen to be the USA Official Players. Payment is required to confirm participation. 

After completion of the event, Official Players will be refunded their main entry fee, accommodation, and admin fees.


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. Please note there is also a $100 non-refundable administrative fee which will be added to all registrations. Interested players must will out the Google Form: https://forms.gle/tyZbwBreJK4uAWHM6

The US Chess deadline for USA players to register is Friday, April 12, 2024, 5PM Central Time, which will enable US Chess to collect all the information required for participation by the organizer's deadline.

The Payment Deadline will be Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 5PM Central time. 

Refund Policy: A full refund of the entry fee will be provided, minus the administrative fee, if requested by April 16, 2024, 5PM Central. After this date, no refund will be provided, unless the tournament is canceled by the organizers.

Blitz and Rapid Side Events (Optional) - $25 to register for one side event; $40 to register for both Rapid and Blitz. 


Hotel booking and payments must be made by the individual players and their accompanying persons. Hotel and airport round trip transportation will be available from the organizer at the following rates:

  • Single Room: $900 - 10 nights, 9 days
  • Double Room: $1350 - 10 nights, 9 days
  • Airport Pickup/Drop Off: $40 per person, Airport - hotel - airport from Jose Maria Cordoba International Airport 

Players must stay at the official hotel or else they would need to pay a penalty to the organizer of $125 per the event regulations; US Chess is not responsible for this fee regarding staying at an off-site hotel. 


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. By participating in this tournament, the registered player and their accompanying persons assumes all risks related to international travel. The full waiver document is listed here: https://new.uschess.org/sites/default/files/media/documents/uschess-covid-travel-waiver.pdf


Please contact Brian Yang, US Chess FIDE Events Manager at Click here to show email address for questions relating to this tournament.