2022 CAROLINAS CLASSIC (6th Annual)

The Carolinas Classic features an increased $12,000 guaranteed prize fund in 9 USCF-rated sections

+ a FREE $500 Blitz Tournament for all participants!

Enjoy your stay at the lakeside Hilton Charlotte University Place. Take a walk on the lake, shop, dine and more.

Organized just prior to the Charlotte Chess Center's Elite Camp

 

When:

June 10-12, 2022

2-day and 3-day options available

Where:

Hilton Charlotte University Place

8629 J M Keynes Drive

Charlotte, NC 28262

Hotel Rates:

$109/Night - Free Internet, Parking

BOOKING LINK COMING SOON

Reserve by May 20

Registration:

Online registration coming soon.  US Chess membership required.

Players are strongly recommended to register online. All registration closes 1 hour before round.

On-site registration: Friday 5:00-5:30pm, Saturday 9:30-10:00am, Saturday Blitz 4:30-8:45pm.

Time Control:

Championship Section: G/90, increment 30

U2000 through U1000 Sections: G/120, increment 5

(2-Day Rounds 1 and 2: G/45, increment 5)

Scholastic U700 and U400 Sections: G/25;increment 5

Prizes/Sections:

$12,000 Guaranteed Prizes

(Increased $2,000!)

Championship (1900+)

$1200 + plaque – $600 – $400 – $200, top u2200 $400 – $200  FIDE-rated

Under 2000

 $800 + plaque – $400 – $250 - $150 FIDE-rated

Under 1800

$800 + plaque – $400 – $250 - $150

Under 1600

$800 + plaque – $400 – $250 - $150

Under 1400

$600 + plaque – $400 – $250 - $150

Under 1200

$600 + plaque – $400 – $250 - $150

Under 1000

$600 + plaque – $400 – $250 - $150

Under 700 Saturday Scholastic

Trophies to top 10

Under 400 Saturday Scholastic

Trophies to top 10

 

Schedule:

3-Day Schedule - 5 Rounds

Friday: 6:30pm

Saturday: 11:00am & 4:30pm

Sunday: 10:00am & 3:30pm

2-Day Schedule - 5 Rounds

Saturday 11:00am and 1:30pm then merge with 3-day schedule, Saturday 4:30pm

(Rounds 1 & 2 played at G/45;+5 time control)

Saturday Scholastic (U700 & U400) - 5 Rounds

​ Saturday: 10:30am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 2:45pm, 4:00pm. Awards ceremony 5:15pm.

SIDE EVENTS:

Saturday Scholastic

(Saturday Only)

Open only to K-12 players rated below 700.

Two Sections – Under 700 and Under 400

FREE $500 Blitz

Saturday Night 9:00pm

6 Rounds - US Chess Blitz Rated - Prize Breakdown TBD

Free Entry to Players in the Carolinas Classic or Scholastic, $20 for others

Entry Fees:

Main Event

$115 by June 1

$130 by June 8

$145 after June 8 or on-site

Re-entry from 3-day into 2-day schedule: $50

GMs, IMs, WGMs Free Entry!

No deduction from prize if registered by June 1, $100 deducted after

Limited number of hotel conditions available for GM/IM/WGMs, inquire early

Scholastic Sections

$35 by June 7

$45 after June 7 or on-site

Registration and Pre-Reg List:

COMING SOON

 

Rules and Notes:

  • ​Masks likely required. Official COVID policy posted by May 15.

  • See CCCSA electronics device policy

  • Up to 2 optional half-point byes, request before round 1 begins. All byes requested during tournament are zero points.

  • Must be within 100 points of next section to play up (e.g. 1900+ to enter Championship). 

  • Unrated players must enter U1400, U1200, or U1000 Sections or U400 Scholastic if K-12. Unrated players are eligible for prizes in these sections.

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

  • June 2022 US Chess (OTB) ratings used for pairings and prizes in all sections, including FIDE-rated sections.

  • All sections USCF-rated.  Championship and U2000 are also FIDE-rated and use FIDE rules.

  • All registration (online and on-site) closes 1 hour before round.

  • Plaques to first place in top 7 sections, based on US Chess cumulative tiebreak if necessary.

  • Trophies to top 10 in scholastic sections, based on US Chess standard tiebreaks if necessary.

  • Refunds: Withdrawals will incur a 5% transaction fee by June 9, no refunds after June 9.

 

Organizer Contacts:

•    Dr. Walter High, wmhigh@nc.rr.com – Conditions and Invitations
•    Grant Oen, grant@charlottechesscenter.org – General Tournament Inquiries
•    Peter Giannatos, peter.giannatos@charlottechesscenter.org – Withdrawals & Refunds