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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

Suggested Hotel:

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



Entry Fees:

$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.

Special Notes

COVID-19 Measures 

  • 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.



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