Listing based on qualifying order from the 2013 PanAm InterCollegiate Championship. Frequent updates will be made on twitter @SusanPolgar and right here on this blog.
Liem “the Man of Steel” Le (Vietnam)
Wesley “the Asian Tiger” So (Philippines)
Georg “the German Precision” Meier (Germany)
Ray “the Fearless Attacker” Robson (USA)
Anatoly “the Rocket” Bykhovsky (Israel)
Fidel “the Pinar Romancer” Corrales Jimenez (Cuba-USA)
University of Maryland – Baltimore County
Niclas Huschenbeth (Germany)
Akshayraj Kore (India)
Levan Bregadze (Georgia)
Nazi Paikidze (Georgia)
Sabina Foisor (Romania)
Head Coach: GM Sam Palatnik
University of Illinois
1 Eric Rosen (USA)
2. Xin Luo (China)
3. Michael Auger (USA)
4. Akshay Indusekar (USA)
Head Coach: GM Yury Shulman
Yaroslav Zherebukh (Ukraine)
Elshan Moradiabadi (Iran)
Andrey Gorovets (Belorussia)
Luis Carlos Torres (Mexico)
Faik Aleskerov (Azerbaijan)
Head Coach: GM Alex Onishchuk
When: April 4-6, 2014
Where: New York City at the NY Athletic Club
180 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019 | Tel: (212) 247-5100
Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
Chief Arbiter: Michael Hoffpauir
Saturday, April 5th: Round 1 at 10AM, Round 2 at 5PM.
Sunday, April 6th: Round 3 (Final Round) at 9 AM.
Awards Ceremony: TBD, usually about 15-30 minutes after the last game finishes on Sunday (Round 3, which usually finishes between 1 and 2 PM).
The Time Control for each Round is 90-minutes, with a 30-second Time Increment … for each player. Therefore, one game could (in theory) last more than 4 hours.
Spectators are WELCOME!
NO CELL PHONES or any electronic communication device are ALLOWED in the playing room.
FOOD, WATER AND COFFEE provided at the tournament site is for the PLAYERS ONLY.
You will be required to comply with the dressed code by the NY Athletic Club (nyac.org).
Contact Mike Hoffpauir, Organizer and Tournament Director, by email or phone (see below).
Unless permission is granted by the Tournament Director (Mike Hoffpauir), Video and Photography are not permitted after the first 10 minutes of each round.
Since the official website is still not available, I am doing my best to collect the info for all teams, media, and fans.