2021 NC CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIP
The 2021 North Carolina Closed Championship will be October 1-3, 2021 in Charlotte, NC. The NC Closed is restricted to participants who reside in North Carolina, and determines the official North Carolina State Champion as well as Class Champions from Under 2200 through Under 1200.
October 1-3 or 2-3, 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina
5 Round Swiss; USCF Rated; $4,500 Guaranteed
The Official State Championship of North Carolina
Hilton University Place
8629 JM Keynes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Hotel Booking Link (coming soon)
Must book by September 21 to receive discount
$105 per night Single or Double - FREE Internet, FREE Parking
$10 Discount on Total Entry Fee if Staying at Hotel
October 1-3, 2021
Participants must be members of the US Chess Federation
Must live or attend school in North Carolina
G/100; inc 5
Round 1 of Two Day Schedule is played at G/45; inc 5
3 Day Schedule
Saturday: 1:30pm and 6pm
Sunday: 10:30am and 3pm
2 Day Schedule
Round 1 at 11:00am, then merge with the 3-day schedule above
Time control for round 1 in 2-day is G/45, inc 5.
100 Point Rule: Players may only play up if their rating is within 100 points of the section limit. Example: A 1700 may play in the top section but not a 1699.
$4,500 Guaranteed in Prizes
Plaques sponsored by the NCCA
Championship Section (1800+)
1st: $700 + Plaque + State Champion Title
3rd : $200
Top u2200: $200 + Plaque
2nd u2200: $100
Top u2000: $200 + Plaque
2nd u2000: $100
1st: $600 + Plaque
Top u1600: $200 + Plaque
2nd u1600: $100
1st: $600 + Plaque
Top u1200: $200 + Plaque
2nd u1200: $100
IM/GM: Free Entry
Players Staying at Hotel: $85.00 by September 21; $95 After
(Discount applies as long as there are rooms left in the block)
All Others: $95.00 by September 21; $105 After
Re-entry from 3-day into 2-day schedule: $40
All entry fees include a one year membership or renewal to the NC Chess Association.
The NC Closed is restricted to players who reside in North Carolina. Players must be listed as “NC” on their US Chess profile.
100 Point Rule: Players may play up if their rating is within 100 points of the section limit. Example: A 1700 may play in the championship section but not a 1699.
Byes: Players may take up to 2 optional half-point byes, request at registration. Byes allow a player to skip a round they cannot otherwise attend.
Refunds – all withdrawals before the tournament will be refunded minus a 5% transaction fee.
USCF Rated – current US Chess Membership required.
October 2021 US Chess regular OTB ratings used for pairings and prizes.
USCF Standard tiebreaks used for plaque distribution.
Unrated players must enter the Under 1400 Section and are eligible for place prizes (1st-3rd).
Unofficial tournament history or USCF online ratings may be used for otherwise unrated players.
Boards, sets, clocks provided (players must use our equipment).
Public surfaces and bathrooms will be cleaned by the hotel, and all chess equipment will be disinfected and thoroughly cleaned daily.
Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipe stations will be placed throughout the tournament venue.