FAIR PLAY OPEN 4
The CCCSA Online Fair Play Open has a guaranteed $3000 in cash prizes.
Fair Play/Anti-Cheating measures will be taken very seriously as to make for a more enjoyable tournament for all.
See 2021 Charlotte Open - January 9-10, 2020
All Tournaments Begin at 12:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 am Pacific
This is a completely open tournament – both adults and scholastic players from any state may play
All players must have a lichess account – all lichess accounts are free
Players must play from a computer (desktop or laptop). Tablets and cell phones not permitted.
US Chess membership required
4 round Swiss tournament based on USCF regular ratings (December)
Standard US Chess pairing system will be used. Accelerated Pairings May Be Used If Needed
Pairings will be uploaded to Chessstream and players can join their game at the right time with just one click!
This tournament is US Chess online regular rated – brand new USCF online rating system
New – Higher of USCF regular OTB rating and USCF Online Regular Rating used for pairings, section placement and prizes.
Players must be within 100 points of next section cutoff to play up (i.e. 1900+ to play Championship)
Players will automatically be moved to appropriate section if they are not eligible
$3,000 Guaranteed in Prizes
$500-250-150, top U2200 $150
Under 2000 Section
$300-150-100, top U1800 $100
Under 1700 Section
$300-150-100, top U1500 $100
Under 1400 Section
$300-150-100, top U1200 $100
Separate Scholastic Tournament Option for Students Under 1200 - More Details Here
G/45 Minutes; Increment 5 seconds
Each player receives 45 minutes plus a 5 second bonus each move to complete each game.
Can't make it to all of the rounds? You may take a (2) half point byes in any round
1/2 point byes must be requested before the the tournaments starts.
Byes allow a player to skip a round they can not otherwise attend.
$49.00 by Tuesday, December 1
$59.00 by Thursday, December 3
$65.00 after Thursday, December 3
GM/IM Free Entry - $45 from Prize
Registration Closes at 11 am EDT the Day of the Event
10% Discount to CCCSA Members
Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 a Year for Locals and $25/Year for Travelers
PLEASE READ - CCCSA TAKES FAIR PLAY VERY SERIOUSLY
The CCCSA, along with the help of online chess servers fair-play algorithm, has reported and banned over 75 player accounts in our online tournaments. Please read these conditions carefully.
Our principal goal with online events is to ensure a fair and enjoyable experience for all.
By registering, all players agree not to use outside assistance of any kind.
This is a US Chess online rated tournament. Players found to be using outside assistance will be reported to US Chess and restricted from future Charlotte Chess Center events.
Players found or believed to be using outside assistance will be ineligible for a prize.
All games will be reviewed by lichess and tournament staff during and after the event.
Tournament staff may expel a player from the tournament, make a player ineligible for a prize, or adjust the standings even if lichess does not close the account.
Players may not listen to music, wear headphones, or have another electronic device near them while playing.
We will remove cheaters from the tournament during and/or after the tournament and adjust tournament results and standings accordingly.
All fair play adjustments made by tournament staff are final and are not appealable.
To be eligible for a prize, players must be in the tournament Zoom meeting using their real name for the duration of the tournament.
While they are playing, players must always have video enabled in the Zoom meeting. Players without webcam capabilities are not eligible for a prize.
Players must agree to Zoom requests by tournament staff, including turning on audio, giving a scan of the area around a player, adjusting the camera angle, etc.