2022 NC CLOSED

FORMAT

The NC Closed determines the official North Carolina State Champion as well as Class Champions from Under 2200 through Under 1200. The event is restricted to participants who reside or attend college in North Carolina.

WHEN

October 14-16, 2022

For 1-day K-12 option, see CCC Rated Scholastic

WHERE

Beautiful Venue in the Heart of Southpark! Walk to Starbucks, Whole Foods and more!

Hilton Garden Inn - Southpark

4808 Sharon Road

Charlotte, NC 28210

(704) 362-5080

HOTEL BOOKING

$109 per night single or $115 for double 

Free internet, and parking

Booking Link - Book by Oct 1

TIME CONTROL

G/100; increment 5

1 hour and 40 minutes per player with a 5 second increment

$5,000 GUARANTEED IN PRIZES

Championship (1800+) Section 

$800 (+ state champion title) - 400 - 200 

Top U2200: $200 + plaque

2nd U2200: $100

Top U2000: $200 + plaque

2nd U2000: $100

Under 1800 Section

$700 (+ plaque) - 350 - 150

Top U1600: $200 + plaque

2nd U1600: $100

Under 1400 Section

$700 (+ plaque) - 350 - 150 

Top U1200: $200 + plaque

2nd U1200: $100

SCHEDULE

3-Day Schedule

Friday: 6:00pm

Saturday: 1:30pm & 6:00pm

Sunday: 10:30am & 3:00pm

2-Day Schedule

Round 1 at 11:00am on Saturday, then merge with schedule above.

Round 1 of the 2-day played at G/45; increment 5

NCCA Business Meeting

Sunday, October 16 at 9:30am - Open to all participants

ENTRY FEE

Standard Entry: $99 by October 1, 2022, $114 after

GM/IM/WGM: Free, no deduction, conditions possible

All entry fees include a 1-year membership or renewal to the NC Chess Association.

Registration open to the first 120 registrants.

REGISTRATION AND ENTRY LISTS 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • 100 Point Rule: Players may play up if their rating is within 100 points of the section limit. Example: 1300+ to enter Under 1800 Section

  • Byes: Players may take up to 2 optional half-point byes, request before round 1. Byes allow a player to skip a round they cannot otherwise attend.  All byes requested during the tournament are zero points.

  • Refunds: all withdrawals by October 13 will be refunded minus a 5% transaction fee. No refunds after Oct 13.

  • Re-Entry: Players who have an undesirable start in the 3-day may re-enter into the 2-day for $40.

  • CCC Electronic Device policy

OTHER NOTES

  • The event is restricted to participants who reside or attend college in North Carolina.

  • Unrated players must enter the Under 1400 Section and are eligible for place prizes (1st-3rd).

  • Boards, weighted sets, digital clocks provided (must use our equipment).

  • All sections are US Chess rated. 

  • October 2022 US Chess regular OTB ratings used for pairings and prizes in all sections.

  • Cumulative tiebreaks used for plaque distribution.

  • Registration is open to the first 120 players to fully register.

  • Registration will close once we reach 120 players and will only re-open if players withdraw.

  • Masks Optional

 

ORGANIZER CONTACT

CCC Events Team - events@charlottechesscenter.org