CHARLOTTE BLITZ AND RAPID CHAMPIONSHIP

FORMAT

The Charlotte Blitz and Rapid Championships will take place on National Chess Day, October 8, 2022, and features a $1,000 guaranteed prize fund. Play blitz, rapid, or both! Additional prizes for combined scores in both events.

WHEN

Saturday, October 8

WHERE

Charlotte Chess Center

10700 Kettering Drive, Unit E

Charlotte, NC 28226

 

REGISTRATION

Players may register ahead of time using the form below. Limited to first 62 to register.

Registration must be completed online ahead of the event.

REQUIREMENTS

Participants must be members of the US Chess Federation

RAPID EVENT

Rapid Round Times

10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm

Rapid Prizes - $400 Guaranteed

$120 - $60 - $40 - $20

Top u2000: $40

Top u1800: $30

Top u1600: $30

Top u1400: $30

Top u1200 or unrated: $30

Rapid Format

  • 5 rounds

  • Time Control: G/10+3

    •  10 minutes per player with a 3 second increment

  • 1 open section with class prizes

  • US Chess quick rated

BLITZ EVENT

Blitz Round Times

Round 1 at 2:00pm, then rounds 2-10 ASAP

Estimated end time 5:00pm

Blitz Prizes - $400 Guaranteed

$120 - $60 - $40 - $20

Top u2100: $40

Top u1900: $30

Top u1700: $30

Top u1500: $30

Top u1300 or unrated: $30

Blitz Format

  • 10 rounds

  • Time Control: G/3+2

    •  3 minutes per player with a 2 second increment

  • 1 open section with class prizes

  • US Chess blitz rated

RAPID AND BLITZ COMBINED PRIZES

In addition to prizes in each event, there is a $200 combined prize fund which is open to all players and is based on the total sum of scores from rapid and blitz.  Rapid score is weighted double (maximum score 20 points).

First Place: $100 + Plaque and Charlotte Rapid & Blitz Champion Title

Top Under 1800: $50.

Top under 1400: $50.

 

ENTRY FEE

GM/IM/WGM: Free, no deduction from prize

CCC Members Rated 2000+: Free Entry ($20 Deducted from Prize)

CCC Members: $20.00 per event

Non-Members: $30.00 per event

Join the CCC and Save - Only $40 a Year - Save on Camps, Classes, Tournaments and more!

RULES

  • Limited to the first 62 entries. - registration will close once capacity reached.

  • Lunch break built in between events from 12:45pm-1:45pm (lunch not provided)

  • Byes: Players may take up to 2 optional half-point byes in either tournament, must request before round 1. All byes requested during the tournament are zero points.

  • US Chess rules apply - updated monthly rating supplement used.

  • US Chess regular ratings used for pairings and prizes

  • Two optional half-point byes available, request at registration.

  • Weighted wooden sets, digital clocks provided.

  • Refunds: $3 fee for refunds by October 7; $5 fee for same-day; no refund after event begins

CONTACT

  • For questions, concerns, and withdrawals prior to the event email: events@charlottechesscenter.org

  • For contact during the event email (above) or call 980-265-1156

 

Registration and Entry Lists Here