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2024 CCC Club Blitz/Rapid Championship

May 27, 2024

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OVERVIEW

The Charlotte Chess Center’s 2024 Club Championships will be held over Memorial Day Weekend. This special event will crown the 2024 CCC Club Champions in Classical, Rapid, and Blitz formats. Players may play 1, 2, or all 3 events. The Rapid & Blitz Club Championship has a $1,500 guaranteed prize fund.



WHEN

Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)


Held a day after the 2024 Club Classical Championship.


WHERE

Charlotte Chess Center Main/South

10700 Kettering Drive, Unit E

Charlotte, NC 28226



REQUIREMENTS



RAPID FORMAT

  • $650 Guaranteed Prize Fund

  • Time Control: G/10; inc/5 - 10 mins per player with a 5 second increment

  • 5 Rounds

  • 1 open section with class prizes

  • Live US Chess Regular Ratings used for pairings and prizes

  • US Chess Quick Rated and FIDE Rapid Rated​



RAPID SCHEDULE

  • Rapid Registration closes 10:15am.

  • Rounds: 10:30am, 11:15am, 12:00pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm.

  • Short break between Rapid and Blitz: 2:00-3:00pm.



RAPID PRIZES

$200 – $100 – $60 - $40

Top Under 1800: $50

Top Under 1500: $50

Top Under 1200 or Unrated: $50


Plaque and Club Champion Title to 1st place, on cumulative and "average rating cut one" tiebreak if necessary.


Bonus Prizes (can be won in addition to above prizes):

Top Female: $50

Top Senior (50+): $50



BLITZ FORMAT

  • $850 Guaranteed Prize Fund

  • Time Control: G/3; inc/2 - 3 mins per player with a 2 second increment

  • 9 Rounds (Swiss, single rounds)

  • 1 open section with class prizes

  • Live US Chess Regular Ratings used for pairings and prizes

  • US Chess Blitz and FIDE Blitz rated​



BLITZ SCHEDULE

  • Blitz Registration closes 2:45pm.

  • Blitz Rounds: 3:00pm then ASAP, Tournament should end ~6:00pm.



BLITZ PRIZES

$300 – $150 – $100 – $50

Top Under 1900: $50

Top Under 1600: $50

Top Under 1300 or Unrated: $50


Plaque and Club Champion Title to 1st place, on cumulative and "average rating cut one" tiebreak if necessary.

Bonus Prizes (can be won in addition to above prizes):

Top Female: $50

Top Senior (50+): $50



ENTRY FEES

Players rated 2200+: Free entry ($25 deduction from prize per event - no deduction for GMs, IMs, USCF 2400+)

CCC Members: $30.00 per event

Non-Members: $35.00 per event

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CONTACT

  • For questions, concerns, and withdrawals prior to the event email: events@charlottechesscenter.org

  • For contact during the event email (above) or call 980-265-1156

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  • Limited to the first 64 entries.

  • Byes: Players may take up to 2 optional half-point byes, request before round 1. Byes allow a player to skip a round they cannot otherwise attend.  All byes requested during the tournament are zero points.

  • Refunds – all withdrawals by May 26 will be refunded minus a $10 transaction fee. 50% refunds after May 26 until 1 hour before round 1.

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

  • Both sections are USCF-rated and FIDE-rated.

    • Per FIDE rules at this time control, games involving a player rated 2400+ FIDE will not be FIDE-rated.

  • Live US Chess ratings used for pairings and prizes.

  • 2024 CCC Rapid Club Champion and 2024 CCC Blitz Club Champion title awarded to first place (co-champions if tied).

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

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