2022 NC OPEN

FORMAT

The 2022 NC Open will be held over Thanksgiving Weekend. The NCO features a $11,000 guaranteed prize fund in 6 sections. The event runs alongside the 2022 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.

 

WHEN

November 25-27, 2022

Various playing schedules available

WHERE

Hilton Charlotte University Place

8629 J M Keynes Drive

Charlotte, NC 28262

HOTEL BOOKING

$105/Night - Free Internet, Parking

Booking Link

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

K-12 Under 800 (Saturday Only)

Trophies to top 10

K-12 Under 400 (Saturday Only)

Trophies to top 10

Free $1,000 Blitz

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

Friday: 11:30am & 5:00pm

Saturday: 11:30am & 5:00pm

Sunday: 10:30am & 3:30pm

2-Day Schedule

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

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

Saturday Night $1,000 Blitz 

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

  • 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.

  • CCC Electronic Device Policy

  • 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

ORGANIZER CONTACTS
CCC Events Team - events@charlottechesscenter.org

Dr. Walter High - wmhigh@nc.rr.com