2021 NC OPEN

The 2021 NC Open will be held over Thanksgiving Weekend. The NCO features a $10,000 guaranteed prize fund in 5 sections.

The event runs alongside the 2021 US Masters, a national event featuring the top players in the Americas. 

 

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

6 Round Swiss - US Chess Rated - Top Section FIDE and US Chess Rated

 

When

November 26-28, 2021

Where

Hilton Charlotte University Place

8629 J M Keynes Drive

Charlotte, NC 28262

Hotel Rates

$101/Night - Free Internet, Parking

BOOKING LINK

Registration

Online registration until November 25 - Use link below

On-Site Registration: Friday 9:30am-10:00am, Saturday 9:30am-10:00am

Main Event

$10,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund!

Championship

(FIDE Rated)

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

Under 1900

 $800 + plaque – 400 – 300 - 200 - 150

Under 1700

 $800 + plaque – 400 – 300 - 200 - 150

Under 1500

 $800 + plaque – 400 – 300 - 200 - 150

Under 1300

 $700 + plaque – 400 – 300 - 150, top U1100 $200 - 100

Side Events

K-12 Under 1000

(Saturday Only)

Trophies to top 10

K-12 Under 700

(Saturday Only)

Trophies to top 10

Free $1,000 Blitz

7 Rounds - US Chess Blitz Rated

Section and Prize Breakdown TBD

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

Schedule

3-Day Schedule

Friday: 11:00am & 5:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am & 5:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am & 3:30pm

2-Day Schedule

Rounds 1-3 at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm on Saturday then merge with 3-day schedule at 5:00pm

K-12 Side Events Schedule

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

$1,000 Blitz Schedule

Saturday: Round 1 at 9:15pm then rounds ASAP

Time Control

All Main Event Sections: G/120, increment 5

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

K-12 Sections: G/30, increment 5

Blitz Event: G/3, increment 2

Entry Fees

Main Event

$99 by November 9, 2021

$109 by November 23, 2021

$125 after November 23 or on-site

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

K-12 Side Events

$29 by November 23, 2021

$39 after November 23 or on-site

Refunds: Withdrawals are subject to a 5% transaction fee by November 25, no refunds after November 25.

Registration and Pre-Registration List

Register Here

 

Special Notes​:

Rules:

  • Up to 3 optional half-point byes, request at registration. 

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

  • Plaques and trophies distributed using US Chess standard tiebreaks

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

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

  • Unrated players must play in the Under 1300 section and are only eligible for place prizes.

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

COVID-19 Measures 

  • The chess chess equipment will be disinfected and thoroughly cleaned several times daily.

  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipe stations will be placed throughout the chess hotel.

COVID POLICY (UPDATED October 1)

Masks are required for players and spectators.