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FORMAT

A unique tournament that is open to players age 21 and older. There is a guaranteed prize fund of $5,000.

 

WHEN

March 10-12, 2023

WHERE

Hilton Garden Inn - Southpark

4808 Sharon Road

Charlotte, NC 28210

(704) 362-5080

HOTEL BOOKING

$119 per night single or $129 for double 

Free internet, and parking

Booking Link

TIME CONTROL

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

ROUND TIMES

Friday: 6:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am & 4:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am & 3:00pm

ENTRY FEE

Standard Entry: $120 by March 1, 2023, $135 after

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

REGISTRATION AND ENTRY LIST 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • 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.

 

ORGANIZER CONTACTS

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

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