2022 NC OPEN

SPONSORS

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GAMES, PAIRINGS, STANDINGS, PHOTOS HERE

 

FORMAT

The 2022 NC Open will be held over Thanksgiving Weekend. The NCO features a $11,000 guaranteed prize fund in 8 US Chess rated sections. The event runs alongside the 2022 US Masters, a national event featuring the top players in the Americas. 

Alongside the main events are side events which include the free $1000 blitz, and a single day scholastic (K-12) tournament. In addition, participants may enjoy free game analysis, lectures, blitz challenges with guest IM John

Bartholomew!

 

Enjoy your stay at the lakeside Hilton Charlotte University Place. Take a walk on the lake, shop, dine and more.

 

WHEN

November 25-27, 2022

Various playing schedules available

WHERE

Hilton Charlotte University Place

8629 J M Keynes Drive

Charlotte, NC 28262

HOTEL BOOKING

Hilton Charlotte University Place (host hotel)

$105/Night - Free Internet, Parking

Booking Link - SOLD OUT

Holiday Inn Charlotte University (flowever hotel)

$105/Night - Free Internet, Parking

Booking Link - Doubles Available

REGISTRATION

All Registration closed 1 hour before round 1 start time - Use link below

On-Site Registration: Friday 10:00am-10:30am, Saturday 10:00am-10:30am

$11,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND

Championship (FIDE Rated)

$1000 + plaque – 500 – 300 – 200, top U2050 $400 – 200 

Under 1900

 $800 + plaque – 400 – 300 - 200 - 100

Under 1700

 $800 + plaque – 400 – 300 - 200 - 100

Under 1500

 $600 + plaque – 400 – 300 - 200 - 100

Under 1300

 $600 + plaque – 400 – 300 - 200 - 100

Under 1100

 $600 + plaque – 400 – 300 - 200 - 100

SIDE EVENTS

 

Special Guest IM John Bartholomew 

IM Bartholomew will host game analysis/review sessions, blitz challenges, and open lectures.

Friday - Sunday - Exact schedule to TBD

K-12 Under 800 (Saturday)

Trophies to top 10

K-12 Under 400 (Saturday)

Trophies to top 10

Free $1,000 Blitz (Saturday)

6 Rounds - US Chess Blitz Rated

FREE to players in the U.S. Masters and NC Open, $30 for others

Section and Prize Breakdown TBD

SCHEDULE

3-Day Schedule - 6 Rounds

Friday: 11:30am & 5:00pm

Saturday: 11:30am & 5:00pm

Sunday: 10:30am & 3:30pm

2-Day Schedule - 6 Rounds

Rounds 1-3 at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:00pm on Saturday then merge with 3-day schedule Saturday at 5:00pm

K-12 Scholastic Schedule - 4 Rounds

Saturday: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:45pm

Saturday Night $1,000 Blitz - 6 Rounds

Saturday: Round 1 at 9:30pm then rounds ASAP

TIME CONTROL

All NC Open 3-Day Sections: G/120, increment 5

2-Day Rounds 1-3: G/30, increment 5

K-12 Sections: G/30, increment 5

 

 

ENTRY FEES

Main Event

$110 by November 9

$125 by November 23

$140 after November 23 or on-site

Re-Entry from 3-day into 2-day: $40

K-12 Side Events

$35 by November 23

$45 after November 23 or on-site

Registration Link and Entry Lists Here

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Parents and spectators are not permitted in the playing area and nearby hallways.

  • Byes: Up to 3 optional half-point byes which must be requested at least 90 minutes before round one begins.​

    • Byes not available to conditioned players without expressed permission of the organizers.

    • All byes requested after the the start of round one are zero point byes

  • 100 Point Rule: Must be within 100 points of next section to play up (i.e. 1800+ to enter Championship). 

  • Refunds: Withdrawals are subject to a 5% transaction fee by November 24, no refunds after November 24.

  • All sections are US Chess rated. The Championship section is also FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules.

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

  • Plaques and trophies distributed using US Chess standard tiebreaks

  • November US Chess (OTB) ratings used for pairings and prizes in all sections. 

  • Unrated players must play in the Under 1300 or Under 1100 sections (or scholastics) and are only eligible for prizes.

    • Unrated players with foreign ratings or ratings from a different rating system should report to the organizer immediately. ​

  • Masks Optional

CCC FAIR PLAY MEASURES

  • Parents and spectators are not permitted in the playing area and nearby hallways.

  • Read CCC Electronic Device Policy

  • Live game broadcasts will be on a delay.

  • Tournament staff will be equipped with wands and other anti-cheating equipment.

  • Stronger quality and quantity of tournament directors, arbiters, and organizers than other events.

  • Games may be submitted for thorough review by Dr. Ken Regan's FIDE-approved algorithm prior to submitting the event for rating.

ORGANIZER CONTACTS
CCC Events Team - events@charlottechesscenter.org

Dr. Walter High - wmhigh@nc.rr.com