The 3rd Charlotte Masters will take place July 16-18, 2021.
This is a high level tournament divided into two sections. Section A is for players rated 2200+ FIDE, and Section B is 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. Maximum 32 players.
Masters A: Open to players rated 2200+ FIDE on June or July Rating List or have the FM, WIM, or WGM title
Masters B: Open to players 1900+ USCF or FIDE on June or July Rating List
$2,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund
Masters A: $600-300-200
Masters B: $500-250-150
G/90 minutes; increment 30 seconds
$150 by June 22
$175 by July 6
$200 after July 6
GM/IMs free by June 22. $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.
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