EMPOWERING THROUGH CHESS
The Charlotte Chess Center & Scholastic Academy, founded in March of 2014, serves to provide chess players of all ages and skill levels the necessary resources to both learn and play.
Chess can assist in the enhancement of life skills and brain development. There are many benefits to playing chess which include: improved reading and writing skills, improved creativity, increased problem solving ability and enhanced planning and foresight ability.
NC CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIP
The 2019 North Carolina Closed Championship will take place November 22 - 24, 2019 in Charlotte, NC.
The NC Closed determines the overall State Champion as well as Class Champions from class A - E.
$4,000 Guaranteed in Prizes
The NC Closed is restricted to participants who reside in North Carolina.
CHESS CLUB OF THE YEAR
The Charlotte Chess Center is pleased to announce that it has won the United States Chess Federation's award of "Chess Club of the Year"
In 2018, Charlotte won the designation of "Chess City of the Year" primarily due to the efforts of the Center.
There is no better time to join one of the most active and thriving chess centers in the Nation
2020 CHARLOTTE OPEN
The 2020 Charlotte Open will take place January 1-5, 2020 in Charlotte, NC.
$21,000 Guaranteed in Prizes
Largest Prize Fund in the Southeast
This event is co-organized by Carolinas Chess Initiative and the Charlotte Chess Center after the 2019 Pan-American Intercollegiate Chess Championship!