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2024 Carolinas Classic Scholastic

Jun 08, 2024

Plan Ahead





The Carolinas Classic Scholastic is a 5 round K-8 tournament held alongside the Carolinas Classic.  It is open to all players aged 13 or younger with a rating under 700 (or unrated).

Participants may enjoy free game analysis, lectures, and blitz challenges with VIP IM John Bartholomew!


Enjoy your stay at the newly renovated lakeside Hilton Charlotte University Place. Take a walk on the lake, shop, dine and more.


Saturday, June 8


Round 1: 10:30am

Round 2: 11:30am

Round 3: 1:00pm

Round 4: 2:00pm

Round 5: 3:00pm

Awards: 4:00pm


Hilton Charlotte University Place – Official Venue

8629 J M Keynes Drive

Charlotte, NC 28262

$129/Night - Free Internet, Parking

Booking Link - Some rooms may be available, most days sold out


  • Online registration (link below) is strongly recommended.

  • On-Site Registration: Saturday 9:00-9:30am

  • All registration closes Saturday 9:30am


  • K-8 players only (age 13 and under)

  • Players must be unrated or rated under 700 based on the June 2024 US Chess rating supplement.


G/20, inc/10

Each player begins with 20 minutes and receives a 10 second bonus per move.


Trophies to top 10, based on US Chess standard tiebreaks


Special Guest VIP IM John Bartholomew

Saturday, June 8

  • Open Lecture: 9:30-10:30am

  • "Play the Master" Blitz: 11:30am-12:30pm

  • Player Game Analysis: 1:30-2:30pm

  • Player Game Analysis: 5:00-6:00pm

  • "Play the Master" Blitz: 7:00-8:00pm

Free $1,500 Blitz - Saturday, June 8

See details here


$40 by June 4

$50 after June 4


For questions, concerns, and withdrawals prior to the event email:

  • Parents and spectators are not permitted in the playing area and nearby hallways.

  • Withdrawals / Refunds:

    • Scholastic: $5 transaction fee until June 5.

    • 50% refunds after June 5 until 1 hour before round 1.

  • Byes:

    • Up to 2 optional half-point byes, request before round 1.

    • All byes requested during tournament are zero points.

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

  • June 2024 US Chess (OTB) ratings used for pairings and eligibility.

  • This event is US Chess rated.  US Chess membership is required.

  • All registration (online and on-site) closes 1 hour before round.

  • Trophies to top 10, based on US Chess standard tiebreaks.

  • 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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