Unrated Practice Tournaments are a great way for students to get involved in tournament competition. These are low stress events where CCC staff replicate the tournament setting for students. There is no better place to start competing than our unrated tournaments.
NEW - In addition to individual prizes, Unrated Practice tournaments now offer team trophies to the top school teams! It is not required to be part of a school chess club or team to compete.
Unrated Practice Tournaments are qualifiers to the Tournament of Champions on May 4.
Charlotte Chess Center - Main/South
10700 Kettering Drive, Unit E
Charlotte, NC 28226
Must be in Pre K - 8th Grade
This event is primarily for unrated players.
Players with US Chess ratings under 300 may compete
Players with US Chess ratings 300+ should enter rated events
Players receive 10 minutes each to complete the game.
Round 1: 10:30 am
Round 2: ASAP
Round 3: ASAP
Approximate end time: 11:45am - 12:00pm
All Students Receive a Medal. Medals Distributed Based on Score in the Tournament:
Gold Medal: 2.5 - 3.0 points
Silver Medal: 1.5 - 2.0 points
Bronze Medal: 0.0 - 0.5, or 1 point
All Gold Medalists Receive:
FREE US Chess membership
FREE CCC Rated Quad Entry
Qualifier spot into the Tournament of Champions
In addition to the above individual awards, team trophies will be awarded to the top 2 schools in each section.
See special notes below for criteria
CCC members and students in CCC school programs: $20.00
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For questions, concerns, and withdrawals prior to the event email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For contact during the event email (above) or call 980-265-1156
Each event is limited to the first 42 entries.
Registration closes at 10:00am or when the capacity limit is reached.
All equipment provided.
Non-elimination - students play 3 games regardless of the outcome.
Great option for students easing their way into formal play.
School teams are a minimum of 2 players from the same school in the same section. The top 3 scores contribute to a team's score. US Chess tiebreaks used for team trophies if necessary.
It is not necessary to be part of a school chess club or team to play in the event or compete for individual prizes.
Free US Chess membership only given to students who are not already registered with US Chess.
Tournament of Champions
Students who finish with 2.5/3 or more qualify to play in the TOC.
Separate registration required
Refunds: $5 fee for refunds before the event; $10 fee for same-day; no refund after event begins