The 1st Charlotte 2000+ will take place April 23-25, 2021.

This is a high level tournament designed for players rated 2000+ FIDE or 2100+ USCF.



April 23, 2021 - April 25, 2021


Charlotte Chess Center

10700 Kettering Drive, Unit E

Charlotte, NC 28226


Hilton Garden Inn - Pineville

425 Towne Centre Blvd.

Pineville, NC 28134

$99/Night - Free Internet, Breakfast, Parking, Shuttle to the Center



Online registration only.  Maximum 24 players. 

Open to players rated 2000+ FIDE or 2100+ US Chess on March or April Rating List

US Chess Ratings Used for Pairings

Time Control:

G/90 minutes; increment 30 seconds


First Place: Free Entry to a Future CCCSA IM Norm Invitational

US Chess tiebreaks used if necessary



Entry Fees:

$200 by April 12, 2021

$250 for all entries after April 12, 2021

No entries after April 22, First 24 Players to Enroll

Refunds: Withdrawals are subject to a 5% transaction fee by April 22, no refunds after April 22.

Special Notes

COVID-19 Measures 

We will almost certainly not cancel or postpone this event due to COVID-19.  Restaurants, business, and travel have been open in North Carolina since May 20, 2020.  We will be taking many preventative measures to ensure the safety of our players:

  • Venue facilities (tournament hall) and all chess equipment will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected daily

  • Players and parents who are sick will be asked to stay home

  • One board per table, promoting social distancing

  • Players are not required to shake hands before and after games

  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipe stations will be placed throughout the tournament hall

  • Masks or face shield required, gloves recommended

  • Spectators will be encouraged to watch games online instead of on-site

  • Temperature checks at the door