2022 NC CLOSED
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.
October 14-16, 2022
For 1-day K-12 option, see CCC Rated Scholastic
Beautiful Venue in the Heart of Southpark! Walk to Starbucks, Whole Foods and more!
Hilton Garden Inn - Southpark
4808 Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
$109 per night single or $115 for double
Free internet, and parking
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
James Watson Bonus Prizes - $400
Top scoring senior (50+) in any section - $200
Top scoring senior in each other section than the above prize - $100 each
Sponsored by the Henderson Chess Club, Charlotte Chess Center, and North Carolina Chess Association
Saturday: 1:30pm & 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am & 3:00pm
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
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.
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.
No spectators allowed in playing area
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.
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