2021 CAROLINAS CLASSIC
The Carolinas Classic features a $10,000 guaranteed prize fund in 4 sections + $500 in a FREE Blitz Tournament for participants!
Enjoy your stay at the lakeside Hilton Charlotte University Place. Take a walk on the lake, shop, dine and more.
The CCCSA conducted the 157 player Spring Classic from March 26-28, 2021.
Temperature checks, board spacing (1 board per table) and masks made the event both comfortable and safe for all players. See pictures below
June 18-20, 2021
2-day and 3-day options available
Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 J M Keynes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
$103/Night - Free Internet, Parking, Discount on Entry (up to 2 per room)
(save $10 on entry by staying at host hotel - 2 discounts per room)
Online registration only (link below). US Chess membership required.
To maximize social distancing, registrations may be limited to 200 players - Register early!
Championship: G/90, increment 30
Other sections: G/120, increment 5
2-Day Rounds 1 and 2: G/45, increment 5
All Prizes Guaranteed!
$1200 + plaque – $700 – $400 – $200, top u2200 $400 – $200 FIDE-rated
$1000 + plaque – $600 – $300, top u1850 $400 – $200
$900 + plaque – $500 – $300, top u1550 $300 – $200
$900 + plaque – $500 – $300, top u1200 $300 – $200
Plaques given by US Chess Standard Tiebreak
Saturday: 11:00am & 4:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am & 3:30pm
Rounds 1 & 2 at 11:00am and 1:30pm on Saturday then merge with 3-day schedule
FREE $500 Blitz
Saturday Night from 9:00pm - 10:30pm
6 Rounds - US Chess Blitz Rated - Prize Breakdown TBD
Free Entry to Players in the Carolinas Classic, $20 for others
$125 by June 7, 2021
$139 by June 16, 2021
$150 after June 16, 2021
no onsite registration - all registration ends June 17 11:59pm EDT
GM/IM Free, no deduction from prize if registered by 6/7. $100 deducted from prize after 6/7.
$10 EF discount if staying at hotel until room block expires, up to 2 discounts per room. Reserve early!
Refunds: Withdrawals are subject to a 5% transaction fee by June 17, no refunds after June 17.
Registration and Pre-Reg List:
Up to 2 optional half-point byes, request at registration.
Must be within 100 points of next section to play up (i.e. 1900+ to enter Championship).
Unrated players (NO USCF or FIDE) must enter U1400 and are eligible for place prizes.
Boards, sets, clocks provided (must use our equipment)
June 2021 US Chess (OTB) ratings used for pairings and prizes in all sections.
This event will not be canceled or postponed. We have a very large playing hall, and will be taking many preventative measures to ensure the safety of our players:
· Mandatory temperature checks prior to entering the tournament hall.
· Venue facilities, tournament hall, and chess equipment will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected daily.
· Spectators and parents will not be allowed in the tournament hall.
· One board per table, promoting social distancing.
· Players are not required shake hands before or after games.
· Hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, masks, and gloves will be placed throughout the tournament hall.
· Masks are required - gloves and face shields are also recommended.