The College Chess Tournament of Champions features the best Player from each College across the United States. A six round Swiss-style tournament, the College Champions is held at the same location as the U.S. Open.

The Tournament of Champions has been established to determine thetop individual college player in the United States. A prize fund details to be announced here soon.

Important note: the tournament is Free!

General Information

This event is open to all colleges in the United States. Participants must have been enrolled in the spring semester prior to the U.S. Open. Up to three players from each college may enter. An official of their university using the entry form provided by the USCF must certify players.

There will be three sections:a) Open, b) Under 2100 c) Under 1700.

Playing Schedule:The 6-round Swiss and Tournament Reception will consist of the following dates and times: Tournament

Reception 4 PM Saturday, August 2, 2008
(REQUIRED ATTENDANCE AND CHECK-IN). All participants are required to attend for photo session, and introduction of dignitaries.

Round 1-Saturday, August 2, 2008. Same time as evening round of US Open.
Round 2-Sunday, August 3, 2008- 11AM,
Round 3-Same starting time as evening round of US Open.
Round 4-Monday, August 4, 2008- 11 AM.
Round 5-Same starting time as evening round of US Open.
Round 6-Tuesday, August 5, 2008- 11 AM, Tournament Awards Ceremony- 4PM.

The time control will be 90 minutes per player with 30 second increment added per move. This is the approved FIDE time control.This schedule is especially convenient, because it allows players an opportunity to participate in the U.S. Open. See webpage located at: This is possible because you can now enter the 6 day schedule with a bye in Round 1 or the 5 day schedule of the US Open.

Travel & Accommodations:Players are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. Players sharing rooms should make their arrangements carefully, as neither the USCF nor the tournament are responsible for any consequences arising from such arrangements.

Where?The College Tournament of Champions will begin on Saturday August 2, 2008 and end on Tuesday August 5, 2008. This event is run during our US OPEN which for this year begins on August 2 and ends on August 10, 2008.

The Westin Park Central12720 Merit DriveDallas, TX 752511-888-627-7032$99 Chess Rate

Entry Form:The entry form can be found at

Emergency Contact Information:
Each player must provide the Tournament Director with a phone number of a parent or other responsible adult in case of an emergency.

Contact information:
James Stallings, Chair College Chess Committee
800 W. Campbell
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 883-2898
FAX (972) 883-2896

Current Entries:

Open Section

Daniel Fernandez 2436 UT Brownsville
Bayaraa Zorigt 2217 UT Dallas
Jeremy Stein 2128 Johns Hopkins
Corbin Yu 2085 Grinnell College

Under 2100 Section
Lilia Doibani 2025 UT Dallas
Arturo Garcia 1991 UT Brownsville
Andrew Applebaum 1951 Grinnell College

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