The 3rd Charlotte Masters will take place at the Charlotte Chess Center, July 16-18, 2021.
This is a high level tournament for players rated 1900+ USCF
July 16, 2021 - July 18, 2021
Students may wish to pair this tournament with the 2021 Elite Chess Camp, July 19-23.
Charlotte Chess Center
10700 Kettering Drive, Unit E
Charlotte, NC 28226
Hilton Garden Inn - Pineville
425 Towne Centre Blvd.
Pineville, NC 28134
$99/Night - Free Internet, Cook-to-Order Breakfast, Parking
Online registration only, register by July 15
**Note July 1 Changes to Sections and Increased Prize Fund**
Masters: Open to players rated 1900+ USCF or FIDE on June or July Rating List
$2,400 Guaranteed Prize Fund
Top u2100: $500-300
One section tournament, US Chess and FIDE rated
July USCF ratings used for pairings and prizes
FIDE rules apply
Time Control: G/90 minutes, increment 30 seconds
Up to 2 half point byes available, request at registration
$150 by July 10 (deadline extended)
$175 after July 10
GM/IMs free by July 10. $100 deducted from prize.
No entries after July 15
Refunds: Withdrawals are subject to a 5% transaction fee by July 15, no refunds after July 15.
The Chess Center and all chess equipment will be disinfected and thoroughly cleaned several times daily
Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipe stations will be placed throughout the chess center
Effective June 21, 2021
Masks and temperature checks will not be required. Participants may wear a mask if they choose to.
On May 14, North Carolina dropped most capacity restrictions, social distancing measures, and mask mandates for businesses. We wanted to give our members a chance to get acquainted with those changes. We now feel as though the mask requirement at the CCCSA is no longer needed.
See Governor Cooper's Executive Order 215 for more details.