ALTO (At Least Twenty-One)

FORMAT

A unique tournament where only players age 21 and older may participate. There is a guaranteed prize fund of $5,500.

 

WHEN

April 29 - May 1, 2022

WHERE

Hilton Garden Inn - Southpark

4808 Sharon Road

Charlotte, NC 28210

(704) 362-5080

HOTEL BOOKING

$109 per night single or $115 for double 

Free internet, and parking

Booking Link

TIME CONTROL

G/120; increment 5

2 hours per player with a 5 second increment

 

$5,500 GUARANTEED IN PRIZES

Championship (1800+) Section - FIDE Rated

$800 + plaque - 400 - 200 - 150

Top Under 2150: $250

Top Under 1950: $200

Top Senior (50+) Bonus Prize: $200

Under 1800 Section

$600 + plaque - 300 - 200 - 150

Top Under 1600: $250

Top Senior (50+) Bonus Prize: $150

Under 1400 Section

$500 + plaque - 300 - 200 - 150

Top Under 1100: $200

Top Unrated: $150

Top Senior (50+) Bonus Prize: $150

ROUND TIMES

Friday: 6:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am & 5:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am & 3:30pm

ENTRY FEE

Standard Entry: $110 by April 12, 2022, $125 after

GM/IM/WGM: Free, no deduction, conditions possible

REGISTRATION AND ENTRY LISTS HERE

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • COVID Policy: In accordance with local guidelines, masks are optional.

  • The Charlotte ALTO Championship is only open to players age 21+ as of April 29, 2022.

  • 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 April 28 will be refunded minus a 5% transaction fee.

  • CCCSA Electronic Device policy

OTHER NOTES

  • Unrated players must enter the Under 1400 Section and are eligible for place prizes (1st-4th).

  • Senior bonus prizes (age 50+) may be won in addition to other cash prizes.

  • Boards, sets, clocks provided (must use our equipment).

  • All sections are USCF-rated. Championship section is also FIDE-rated and uses FIDE rules.

  • April 2022 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 if necessary.

  • Registration is open to the first 125 players to fully register. Registration will close once we reach 125 players and will only re-open if players withdraw.

 

ORGANIZER CONTACTS

•    Grant Oen, grant@charlottechesscenter.org – General Tournament Inquiries
•    Peter Giannatos, peter.giannatos@charlottechesscenter.org – Withdrawals & Refunds