2020 CAROLINAS CLASSIC

The Carolinas Classic features a $10,000 guaranteed prize fund in 5 sections. Enjoy your stay at the lakeside Hilton Charlotte University Place.

Take a walk on the lake, shop, dine and more. The tournament is a Charlotte Chess Center and Carolinas Chess Initiative collaboration. 

POSTPONED

Charlotte, NC

$10,000 Total Guaranteed Prize Fund

60 Combined Grand Prix Points

Where:

Hilton University Place 

8629 JM Keynes Drive

Charlotte, NC 28262

(704) 547-7444

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Booking Link

​Must book by June 1 to receive discount

$109 per night Single or Double - FREE Internet, FREE Parking

$10 Discount on Total Entry Fee if Staying at Sponsor Hotel (up to two discounts per room)

 

When:

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

We Are Currently Looking at a Date in August

Registration:

Online Registration Below

On-Site Entry:

Friday, June 12, 5:00pm-6:30pm

Saturday, June 13, 8:30am - 9:30am

Pre-Registered List (coming Soon)

Time Control:

Championship Section: G/100; Increment 30

Under 2000 - Under 1400 Sections: G/120; Delay 5

Scholastic Section: G/30; Delay 5

Rounds 1 +2 of the 2-Day Schedule: G/75; Delay 5

Sections:

Championship Section

Under 2000

Under 1800

Under 1600

Under 1400

Scholastic Section (Under 1000, Must be K-12)

Players May Only Play Up If They Are Within 100 Points of the Next Section

Ex: A player rated 1900 can play in the championship but not a player rated 1899.

Round Times:

3-Day Schedule:

Friday - June 12

7:30pm

Saturday - June 13

12:00pm - 6:00pm

Sunday - June 14

10:00am - 3:30pm

2-Day Schedule:

Saturday - June 13

10:00am - 2:00pm - 6:00pm (merge with 3-Day)

Sunday - June 14

10:00am - 3:30pm

Scholastic (Under 1000) Schedule:

Saturday - June 13

10:00am - 11:15am - 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Byes:

All Sections (except scholastic):

Two 1/2 Point Byes in Rounds 1-5

Must be requested before round 2

Scholastic:

1 Bye, Any Round

 

Prizes:

 

Championship Section

$1200 - $700 - $400 - $200

Best U2200: $400 - $200

$100 Bonus to Clear Winner

Under 2000

$1000 - $500 - $200 - $100

Under 1800

$1000 - $500 - $200 - $100

Under 1600

$900 - $400 - $200 - $100

Under 1400

$700 - $400 - $200

Best U1200: $200 - $100

Scholastic

Trophies to Top 15

Entry Fee:

GM/IM/WGM Entry: Free ($90 deducted from prize)
Non-Gm/IM/WGM Entry: $95.00 before June 1; $105.00 After

$10.00 Discount of Staying at Hotel; Must Book Before Deadline

Scholastic Section: $30.00 before June 1; $40 After

Special Notes:

Championship Section:

FIDE Rules Apply; June 2020 US Chess Rating Supplement Will Be Used for Pairings and Prizes

All Other Sections:

US Chess Rules Apply; June 2020 US Chess Rating Supplement Will Be Used for Pairings and Prizes

All Sections:

Players May Only Play Up If They Are Within 100 Points of the Next Section

Cell Phone Penalty: 1.) 10 Minute Time Penalty 2.) Forfeit of Round​

Players found with a phone on their person during play subject to automatic forfeit

No Smoking; No E-Cigarettes

No Computers

No Electronics Permitted At All

2020 by Charlotte Chess Center & Scholastic Academy Inc.