The 1st Charlotte Masters will take place over Presidents' Day Weekend, February 13-15, 2021.
This is a high level designed for players rated 2250 FIDE or above.
February 13-15, 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 2250+ FIDE or have the FM, WGM, or WIM title to register.
Five untitled players rated between 2150-2250 may be permitted by the organizer to enter. (Update - All untitled u2250 spots have been taken)
G/90 minutes; increment 30 seconds
First Place: Free Entry to a Future CCCSA GM Norm Invitational
US Chess tiebreaks used if necessary
$200 by February 1, 2021
$50 less for International Masters
$250 for all entries (including IM's) after February 1, 2021
No entries after February 12, First 24 Players to Enroll
Refunds: Withdrawals are subject to a 5% transaction fee by February 9, no refunds after February 9.
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. 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