A unique tournament that is open to players age 21 and older. There is a guaranteed prize fund of $5,000.
March 10-12, 2023
Hilton Garden Inn - Southpark
4808 Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
$119 per night single or $129 for double
Free internet, and parking
G/115; increment 5
1 hour and 55 minutes per player with a 5 second increment
$5,000 GUARANTEED IN PRIZES
Championship (1800+) Section - FIDE Rated
$800 + plaque - 400 - 300
Top Under 2200: $300
Top Under 2000: $300
Under 1800 Section
$600 + plaque - 300 - 200
Top Under 1600: $300 - 150
Under 1400 Section
$500 + plaque - 300 - 150
Top Under 1200: $200
Top Under 100: $200
Saturday: 11:00am & 4:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am & 3:00pm
Standard Entry: $120 by March 1, 2023, $135 after
GM/IM/WGM: Free, no deduction, conditions possible
The Charlotte ALTO Championship is only open to players age 21+ as of March 10, 2023.
Registration Cap: registration closes at 130 players
100 Point Rule: Players may play up if their rating is within 100 points of the section limit. Example: 1300+ to enter Under 1800 Section
Byes: Players may take up to 2 optional half-point byes, request before round 1. Byes allow a player to skip a round they cannot otherwise attend. All byes requested during the tournament are zero points.
Refunds – all withdrawals by March 8 will be refunded minus a $10 transaction fee. No refunds after March 8
Unrated players must enter the Under 1400 Section and are eligible for place prizes (1st-3rd).
Boards, sets, clocks provided (must use our equipment).
All sections are USCF-rated. Championship section is also FIDE-rated and uses FIDE rules.
March 2023 US Chess regular OTB ratings used for pairings and prizes in all sections.
Plaque to first place in each section, based on US Chess cumulative tiebreak and "average opposition rating, drop one" tiebreak if necessary.
FAIR PLAY MEASURES
No spectators are allowed in the playing area.
Read CCC Electronic Device Policy
Live game broadcasts will be on a delay.
Tournament staff will be equipped with wands and other anti-cheating equipment.
Stronger quality and quantity of tournament directors, arbiters, and organizers than other events.
Games may be submitted for thorough review by Dr. Ken Regan's FIDE-approved algorithm prior to submitting the event for rating.
• Grant Oen, firstname.lastname@example.org – General Tournament Inquiries
• Peter Giannatos, email@example.com – Withdrawals & Refunds