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CCC Rapid & Blitz

Mar 16, 2024

CCC (Main/South)

Open

REGISTER

OVERVIEW

The CCC Rapid and Blitz is a 1-day tournament featuring a $1,000 guaranteed prize fund in a US Chess and FIDE Rapid/Blitz rated format. 



WHERE

Charlotte Chess Center - Main/South

10700 Kettering Drive, Unit E

Charlotte, NC 28226


REQUIREMENTS


RAPID SCHEDULE

  • Rapid Registration closes 12:45pm.

  • Rounds: 1:00pm, 1:40pm, 2:20pm, 3:00pm, 3:40pm

  • Break between Rapid and Blitz: 4:15-5:00pm

 


RAPID FORMAT

  • $400 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 PRIZES

$120 - $80 - $40

Top Under 1800: $40

Top Under 1600: $40

Top Under 1400: $40

Top U1200 or Unrated: $40


BLITZ SCHEDULE

  • Blitz Registration closes 4:45pm.

  • Blitz Rounds: 5:00pm then ASAP, Blitz ends ~7:15pm.


BLITZ FORMAT

  • $600 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 PRIZES

$200 - $100 - $60 - $40

Top Under 2100: $40

Top Under 1900: $40

Top Under 1700: $40

Top Under 1500: $40

Top U1300 or Unrated: $40



ENTRY FEES

Players rated 2200+: Free entry ($20 deduction from prize per event - no deduction for GMs, IMs, USCF 2400+)

CCC Members: $20.00 per event

Non-Members: $30.00 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

BYES

Players may take up to 2 optional half-point byes in either tournament, must 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.


RULES

  • Refunds: $5 fee for refunds before the event; $10 fee for same-day; no refund after event begins

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

  • Event is US Chess Quick and Blitz rated – US Chess membership required

  • Event is also FIDE Rapid and Blitz rated – FIDE membership (no cost) will be created for new members.

  • Live US Chess regular OTB ratings used for pairings and prizes. At the TD's discretion, USCF Blitz, Quick or FIDE ratings may be used if higher than USCF regular.

  • Accelerated pairings are possible.

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