The Charlotte Open Scholastic is a 5 round K-8 tournament held alongside the Charlotte Open. It is open to all players aged 13 or younger with a rating under 600 (or unrated).
Participants may engage with GM Yasser Seirawan who will lead Q&A's, blitz challenges, game analysis, and more!
Saturday, January 13
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
Online registration (link below) is strongly recommended.
All registration closes 1 hour before round.
On-site Registration: Saturday 9:15-9:30am
K-8 players only (age 13 and under)
Players must be unrated or rated under 600 based on the January 2024 US Chess rating supplement.
Each player begins with 25 minutes and receives a 5 second bonus per move.
Trophies to top 10, based on US Chess standard tiebreaks
Special Guest - GM Yasser Seirawan
Saturday January 13
Q&A or Commentary: 11:30am-1:00pm
Player Game Analysis: 2:00-3:30pm and 4:30-6:00pm
"Play the Master" Blitz: 7:00-8:30pm
$40 by January 10
$50 after January 10
For questions, concerns, and withdrawals prior to the event email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents and spectators are not permitted in the playing area and nearby hallways.
Please read Terms and Conditions.
Withdrawals / Refunds:
Withdrawals by January 11 will incur a $5 transaction fee.
50% refunds after January 11 until 1 hour before round 1.
No refunds once event begins.
All withdrawals during the event must be submitted at least 1 hour before the affected round.
Up to 2 optional half-point byes, request before round 1. All byes requested during tournament are zero points.
January 2024 US Chess (OTB) ratings used for pairings and prizes in all sections.