The 2019 North Carolina Closed Championship will take place November 22 - 24, 2019 in Charlotte, NC. The NC Closed determines the overall State Champion as well as Class Champions from class A - E. The NC Closed is restricted to participants who reside in North Carolina.

November 22, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina

5 Round Swiss; USCF Rated; $4,000 Guaranteed

The Official State Championship of North Carolina

Pairings and Standings on Chessstream



Hilton University Place 

8629 JM Keynes Drive

Charlotte, NC 28262

(704) 547-7444








Hotel Booking Link

​Must book by November 1 to receive discount

$101 per night Single or Double - FREE Internet, FREE Parking

$10 Discount on Total Entry Fee if Staying at Sponsor Hotel (up to two discounts per room)



November 22-24, 2019


Players may register ahead of time using the form below

Pre-Registered List

Players may also register on site:

Friday, November 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, November 23, 8:45am - 9:30am


Participants must be members of the US Chess Federation

Participants must be members of the North Carolina Chess Association

NCCA Membership Required for those 18 Years and Older


Time Control:

G/120; delay 5

Round 1 of Two Day Schedule is played at G/90; delay 5


Round Times:

3 Day Schedule

Friday: 7:30pm

 Saturday: 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

2 Day Schedule

Saturday: 10:00am

Then schedule merges with 3-Day



Under 1800

Under 1400

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.


You may take up to 2 half point byes.

1/2 point byes may be taken in any round but must be requested before round 2.

Byes allow a player to skip a round they can not otherwise attend.


$4,000 Guaranteed in Prizes

Trophies provided by the NCCA

Championship Section (1800+)

1st Place: $700 + Trophy

2nd Place: $350

3rd Place: $200

Top U2200: $200 - $100

Top U2000: $200 + Trophy - $100


U1800 Section

1st Place: $500 + Trophy

2nd Place: $250

3rd Place: $100

Top U1600: $200 + Trophy - $100


U1400 Section

1st Place: $400 + Trophy

2nd Place: $200

3rd Place: $100

Top U1200: $200 + Trophy - $100


Entry Fee:

IM/GM: Free Entry ($75 Deducted from Prize)

Players Staying at Hotel: $70.00 before November 15; $80 After

(as long as rooms available)

All Others: $80.00 before November 15; $90 After

Special Notes

$10 Discount on total entry fee if staying at sponsored hotel 

USCF Rules Apply; November 2019 USCF Supplement Will Be Used

Cell Phone Penalty = 1.) 10 Minute Time Penalty; 2.) Forfeit of Round

No Smoking; No E-Cigarettes

No Computers

No Electronics Use Permitted During Game

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