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At Least Twenty One (ALTO)

Nov 01-03, 2024

Plan Ahead

Adults 21+

REGISTER



OVERVIEW

ALTO is a special 5-round event open to players aged 21 and older.  There is a registration cap of 140 players, and a guaranteed prize fund of $5,000.

 


WHEN

November 1-3, 2024


WHERE

Beautiful Venue in the Heart of Southpark Charlotte! Walk to Starbucks, Whole Foods, dozens of restaurants!


Hilton Garden Inn – Southpark (Official Venue)

4808 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28210

​$124 per night single or $134 for double 

Free internet and parking

Booking Link 


Homewood Suites – Southpark  (Overflow Hotel)

King Suites only – larger rooms with pullout sofa bed

$149 for King Suite

Free internet, parking, and breakfast

Booking Link


TIME CONTROL

G/110; increment 10

1 hour and 50 minutes per player with a 10 second increment

 


$5,000 GUARANTEED IN PRIZES

Championship Section - FIDE Rated

$800 – 500 – 300

Top U2200: $250 -100

Top U2000: $250 -100

Under 1800 Section - FIDE Rated

$500 – 300 – 200

Top U1600: $200 - 150

Under 1400 Section

$500 – $300 – $200

Top U1200: $200

Top U1000: $150

100-point rule applies for "playing up" a section - see Special Notes at bottom of page.



SCHEDULE

5 Rounds - 3-Day Schedule Only

Day

Date

Event

Time

Friday

November 1

Round 1

6:30pm

Saturday

November 2

Round 2

10:30am



Round 3

4:00pm

Sunday

November 3

Round 4

10:00am



Round 5

3:00pm


ENTRY FEE

Standard Entry: $125 by October 20, $140 after

GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs: Free, no deduction from prize if registered by October 1, otherwise $100 deducted.


Online Registration only.  No on-site registration.



CONTACT

General inquiries – events@charlottechesscenter.org

Titled Player Conditions - wmhigh@nc.rr.com



WITHDRAWALS

Use this link if you would like to withdraw from the event.


SPECIAL NOTES

  • ALTO is only open to players age 21+ as of November 1, 2024.

  • Only players allowed in playing hall.


  • 100 Point Rule: Players may play up if their rating is within 100 points of the section limit. Example: 1700+ to enter Championship Section. Players may use any of the following to qualify for the 100 point rule:


    • November 2024 US Chess supplement rating

    • Peak rating within 2 months of the event.

  • Byes: 

    • Any changes (registration, byes, withdrawals) must be submitted at least 1 hour before the round in question.

    • Half-point byes allow a player to skip a round they cannot otherwise attend.

    • Players may take up to 3 optional half-point byes, request before round 1.

    • All byes requested during the tournament are zero points.  Half-point byes must be requested before round 1.

  • Refunds – all withdrawals by October 31 will be refunded minus a $10 transaction fee. 50% withdrawals after October 31 until 1 hour before round 1.

  • Unrated players must enter the Under 1400 Section and are eligible for place prizes (1st-3rd).

  • Boards, sets, clocks provided (must use our equipment).

  • In all sections, White's clock will be started at the start of the round, even if players are not present.

  • All sections are US Chess rated. US Chess membership is required. The Championship and Under 1800 sections are also FIDE-rated and uses FIDE rules.

  • November 2024 US Chess regular rating supplement used for pairings and prizes in all sections.

  • Plaque to first place in each section, based on US Chess cumulative tiebreak and "average opposition rating, drop one" tiebreak if necessary.

  • By registering for or attending this event, players and guests grant permission to CCC to take and use photographs and video for purposes related to the event.


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