A.L.T.O stands for At Least Twenty One. This event is designed particularly for adults and will take place once a quarter. The tournament will be organized in a quad format and will feature cash prizes.

The original A.L.T.O tournament was designed by Dr. Walter High as a full weekend tournament. With his approval, the CCCSA has decided to organize a 1 day event with a similar format.  


September 14


Charlotte Chess Center

10700 Kettering Drive, Unit E

Charlotte, NC 28226



Players may register ahead of time using the form below.

Players may also register on site from 9:00am - 9:45am the day of the event.


Participants must be members of the US Chess Federation

21 Years Old +


Time Control:

G/90; delay 5

Each player receives 90 minutes plus a 5 second delay each move to complete each game. 


Round Times:

Round 1: 10:00am

Round 2: 1:30pm 

Round 3: 4:45pm

Players may agree to begin rounds earlier (both must agree)



Quads of 4 by Published Rating


None Allowed


Winner of each quad receives $75 first place or $90 for perfect 3-0 score!


Entry Fee:

CCCSA Members: $30.00

Non-Members: $35.00

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