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 9:00pm 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.

Effective June 21, 2021

Masks and temperature checks will not be required. Participants may wear a mask if they choose to.

 

On May 14, North Carolina dropped most capacity restrictions, social distancing measures, and mask mandates for businesses. We wanted to give our members a chance to get acquainted with those changes. We now feel as though the mask requirement at the CCCSA is no longer needed.

 

See Governor Cooper's Executive Order 215 for more details.