The 2024 Charlotte Open Blitz is a 6 round US Chess and FIDE Blitz-rated event held alongside the Charlotte Open. This event is open to everyone.
Before the blitz event, participants may engage with GM Yasser Seirawan who will lead Q&A's, blitz challenges, game analysis, and more!
Sunday, January 14, 2024
UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
9041 Robert D Snyder Road
Charlotte, NC 28262
$122 per night
Booking Link - Book by January 2
$6 Daily Parking (self)
Each entry/exit requires payment
Register on-site by 8:30pm. Entries after 8:30pm receive a round 1 bye.
Blitz round 1 starts 8:45pm, rounds 2-6 are ASAP.
Tournament ends around 10:45pm.
Open to all players.
On-Site Registration Only, Saturday 4:00-8:30pm.
No online or emailed registration.
G/3, increment 2
SECTIONS AND PRIZES
$1,500 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND
Blitz Championship (1600+) – FIDE Blitz Rated
$300 – $150 – $80
Top U2200: $60
Top U1900: $60
Under 1600 Section – FIDE Blitz Rated
$150 - $80 - $40
Top U1300: $40
Top U1000 or Unrated: $40
Free Entry for players in the Charlotte Open
Other Players: $30
General inquiries – email@example.com
Please read Terms and Conditions.
Blitz tournament is US Chess Blitz rated and FIDE Blitz rated - US Chess Membership required.
Boards, sets, clocks provided (must use our equipment)
Plaques to first place in main event sections, based on the following US Chess tiebreaks: Cumulative, Average Opposition Rating cut one.
January US Chess (OTB) ratings used for pairings and prizes in all sections.