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Sunday Action Quads

Apr 21, 2024

CCC (Main/South)

Scholastic

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OVERVIEW

A three round US Chess-rated tournament open to all scholastic (K-12) players. Quads, which group students in sections of 4 by their rating level, are a great way for students to get closer matchups for a more fun and competitive challenge.

SAQ is a qualifier event to the Tournament of Champions on May 4.


WHEN

Every Sunday Afternoon!


Can't make Sunday afternoons? Great alternatives are:


WHERE

Charlotte Chess Center - Main/South

10700 Kettering Drive, Unit E

Charlotte, NC 28226



REGISTRATION

Limited to first 62 to register. Registration must be completed online ahead of the event.



REQUIREMENTS

  • Ages 17 and under

  • Participants must be members of the US Chess Federation

  • US Chess is the governing body of chess in the US and conducts all of the rating calculations for players. Need a US Chess Membership? Purchase through the CCC and save!

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ROUND TIMES

Round 1: 4:30pm 

Round 2: ASAP

Round 3: ASAP

Approximate End Time: 6:30pm



HOW IT WORKS

  • Players must register weekly and in advance 

  • 3 US Chess regular and quick rated games every Sunday

  • Quad format - students placed into groups of 4 by their most current "live" US Chess regular rating to ensure closer matchups.

  • Each evening will be limited to the first 62 players to register 

  • Entries are first registered, first served

  • Quads are for students (K-12) only

  • IMPROVE - Game Analysis and Blitz with CCC Head Coach, WFM Uthra Pakkiriswamy

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PRIZES

Medal to winner of each quad

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TIME CONTROL

G/20; Increment 10

Each player receives 20 minutes plus a 10 second bonus each move to complete each game

TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

Players that earn a 3-0 score in their quad qualify to the Tournament of Champions on May 4.



ENTRY FEE

Players currently rated 1200+: Free Entry (see special notes for details)

CCC Members: $17.50

Non-Members: $22.50

Join the CCC and Save - Only $50 a Year - Save on Camps, Classes, Tournaments and More!



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

  • Must register weekly - first registered, first served

  • Great for students playing their first rated games

  • Quad players are not permitted to withdraw mid-event.  Forfeiters will not be able to enter future CCC events.

  • Tournament of Champions Qualification

    • Only students who finish 3-0 in their quad qualify

    • Separate registration for the Tournament of Champions required

  • Free Entry Policy

    • Free entry is offered to players who have a current live USCF rating of 1200+. No exceptions.

    • To take advantage of free entry, register online by the day before the event (Saturday evening).

    • If you register for free but must cancel, email us to withdraw by 3:30pm - 1 hour before game.

  • Refund policy

    • $3 transaction fee until Saturday (one day before the event)

    • $5 transaction fee for same-day cancellations until 4:00pm

    • No refund for cancellations after 4:00pm

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