The 2nd Charlotte Masters will take place April 9-11, 2021.

This is a high level tournament designed for players rated 2200 FIDE or above.

See results from the 1st Charlotte Masters here



April 9, 2021 - April 11, 2021


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, Breakfast, Parking, Shuttle to the Center



Online registration only.  Maximum 24 players. 

Must be 2200+ FIDE on March or April Rating List

or have the FM, WIM, or WGM title to register - minor exceptions possible 

FIDE Ratings Used for Pairings

Time Control:

G/90 minutes; increment 30 seconds


First Place: Free Entry to a Future CCCSA GM Norm Invitational

US Chess tiebreaks used if necessary



Entry Fees:

$200 by March 20, 2021

$50 less for International Masters

$250 for all entries (including IM's) after March 20, 2021

No entries after April 8, First 24 Players to Enroll

Refunds: Withdrawals are subject to a 5% transaction fee by April 8, no refunds after April 8.

Special Notes

COVID-19 Measures 

We will almost certainly not cancel or postpone this event due to COVID-19.  Restaurants, business, and travel have been open in North Carolina since May 20, 2020.  We will be taking many preventative measures to ensure the safety of our players:

  • Venue facilities (tournament hall) and all chess equipment will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected daily

  • Players and parents who are sick will be asked to stay home

  • One board per table, promoting social distancing

  • Players are not required to shake hands before and after games

  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipe stations will be placed throughout the tournament hall

  • Masks or face shield required, gloves recommended

  • Spectators will be encouraged to watch games online instead of on-site

  • Temperature checks at the door



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