Pan American Junior Chess Championship

The Pan American Junior Chess Championship is an annual chess tournament open to players in the Americas who are under 20 years of age. The tournament has been held since 1974 with occasional interruptions. Beginning in 1995, a separate championship for girls has been held concurrently with the open championship.

The reigning champion is Annie Wang, who was the first girl to win any of the gender-unrestricted continental under-20 championships.

CompetitionEdit

The championships are organized by national federations affiliated with the Confederation of Chess for America (CCA). They are open to chess players who are under 20 years of age as of 1 January of the year in which the championship is held.[1] The tournament format has varied over the years depending on the number of participants; since 2004, the open championship has been a nine-round Swiss-system tournament.[2]

The winners of the open and girls' championships earn the right to participate in the next year's World Junior Chess Championships.[3] In the open championship, the top three players after tiebreaks all earn the International Master title, while the first-placed player additionally earns a norm towards the Grandmaster title. In the girls' championship, the top three players after tiebreaks all earn the Woman International Master title, while the first-placed player additionally earns a norm towards the Woman Grandmaster title.[4]

ResultsEdit

Open championshipEdit

Year Venue Winner Players[5]
1974 San Juan, Puerto Rico   Gildardo García (COL) 16
1975 Buenos Aires, Argentina   Jaime Sunye Neto (BRA) 10
1977 São Paulo, Brazil   Miguel Bernat (ARG) 12
1978 Belo Horizonte, Brazil   Javier Campos Moreno (CHI) 7
1979 Mercedes, Argentina   Iván Morovic (CHI) 9
1980 Córdoba, Argentina   Marcelo Tempone (ARG) 9
1981 San Pedro de Jujuy, Argentina   Rodolfo Garbarino (ARG) 13
1982 Buenos Aires, Argentina   Sandro Heleno Trindade (BRA) 12
1984 Lima, Peru   Julio Granda (PER) 16
1985 Saladillo, Argentina   Carlos Boissonet (ARG) 14
1986 Quito, Ecuador   Walter Arencibia (CUB) 16
1987 Asunción, Paraguay   Roberto Martín del Campo (MEX) 19
1988 Oaxaca, Mexico   Pedro Paneque Martín (CUB) 14
1989 Asunción, Paraguay   Andrés Rodríguez Vila (URU) 14
1990 Merlo, Argentina   Gustavo Hernández (DOM) 18
1991 Bariloche, Argentina   Roberto Watanabe (BRA) 15
1992 ? ? N/A
1993 Rancagua, Chile   Giovanni Vescovi (BRA) 14
1994 Santiago, Chile   Maximiliano Ginzburg (ARG) 18
1995 Santiago, Chile   Rafael Leitão (BRA) 22
1996 Trujillo, Peru   Diego Pereyra (ARG) 30
1997 Buenos Aires, Argentina   Fernando Peralta (ARG) 28
1998 Margarita Island, Venezuela   Giovanni Vescovi (BRA) 34
1999 Santiago, Chile   Martin Labollita (ARG) 25
2000 Macas, Ecuador   Rubén Felgaer (ARG) 23
2001 Yucay, Peru   Rubén Felgaer (ARG) 21
2002 La Paz, Bolivia   Rafael Prasca Sosa (VEN) 19
2003 Botucatu, Brazil   Dmitry Schneider (USA) 16
2004 Guayaquil, Ecuador   Pablo Lafuente (ARG) 15
2005 Cali, Colombia   Leandro Perdomo (ARG) 55
2006 Bogotá, Colombia   Eduardo Iturrizaga (VEN) 30
2007 Riobamba, Ecuador   Robert Hungaski (USA) 25
2008 Cali, Colombia   Damian Lemos (ARG) 46
2009 Montevideo, Uruguay   Ray Robson (USA) 34
2010 Cali, Colombia   Camilo Ríos Cristhian (COL) 33
2011 Durán, Ecuador   Leandro Krysa (ARG) 42
2012 São Paulo, Brazil   Jose Daniel Gemy (BOL) 54
2013 Bogotá, Colombia   Cristhian Barros Rivadeneira (ECU) 39
2014 Asunción, Paraguay   Cristobal Henriquez Villagra (CHI) 23
2015 San Salvador, El Salvador   Kevin Cori Quispe (PER) 46
2016 Guatapé, Colombia   Luis Paulo Supi (BRA) 56
2017 San Salvador, El Salvador   Brian Escalante Ramírez (BRA) 26
2018 Guayaquil, Ecuador   Sanjay Ghatti (USA) 41
2019 Cochabamba, Bolivia   Annie Wang (USA) 51

Girls' championshipEdit

Year Venue Winner Players[6]
1995 Santiago, Chile   Martha Fierro (ECU) 15
1996 Trujillo, Peru   Martha Fierro (ECU) 21
1997 Buenos Aires, Argentina   Martha Fierro (ECU) 20
1998 Margarita Island, Venezuela   Saraí Sánchez Castillo (VEN) 20
1999 Santiago, Chile   Karen Zapata Campos (PER) 15
2000 Macas, Ecuador   Saraí Sánchez Castillo (VEN) 12
2001 Yucay, Peru   Saraí Sánchez Castillo (VEN) 17
2002 La Paz, Bolivia   Cindy Tsai (USA) 10
2003 Botucatu, Brazil   Luciana Morales Mendoza (PER) 6
2004 Guayaquil, Ecuador   Cindy Tsai (USA) 7
2005 Cali, Colombia   Jenny Astrid Chiriví Castiblanco (COL) 23
2006 Bogotá, Colombia   Ingrid Rivera Banquez (VEN) 13
2007 Riobamba, Ecuador   Jenny Astrid Chiriví Castiblanco (COL) 15
2008 Cali, Colombia   Deysi Cori (PER) 17
2009 Montevideo, Uruguay   Stephanie Amed (ARG) 11
2010 Cali, Colombia   Aura Cristina Salazar (COL) 25
2011 Durán, Ecuador   Paula Andrea Rodriguez Rueda (COL) 27
2012 São Paulo, Brazil   Paula Andrea Rodriguez Rueda (COL) 23
2013 Bogotá, Colombia   Paula Andrea Rodriguez Rueda (COL) 26
2014 Asunción, Paraguay   Ann Chumpitaz Carbajal (PER) 16
2015 San Salvador, El Salvador   Ashritha Eswaran (USA) 24
2016 Guatapé, Colombia   Lilia Ivonne Fuentes Godoy (MEX) 23
2017 San Salvador, El Salvador   Javiera Belén Gómez Barrera (CHI) 29
2018 Guayaquil, Ecuador   Thalia Cervantes Landeiro (USA) 28
2019 Cochabamba, Bolivia   Danitza Vázquez (PRI) 28

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pan-American Junior Under-20 Championships (Absolute & Girls)". CCA. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  2. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Panamerican Junior Chess Championship". OlimpBase. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  3. ^ "FIDE World Junior Under-20 Championships". FIDE Handbook. FIDE. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Table for Direct Titles effective from 1 July 2017". FIDE Handbook. FIDE. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  5. ^ Nóbrega Jr., Adaucto Wanderley. "Campeonato Panamericano Juvenil". BrasilBase (in Portuguese). Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  6. ^ Nóbrega Jr., Adaucto Wanderley. "Camp. Panamericano Juvenil Feminino". BrasilBase (in Portuguese). Retrieved 19 December 2020.