The 2020 Thanksgiving CCCSA GM/IM Norm Invitational will take place November 25 - November 30, 2020 for the GM section and November 25 - November 29, 2020 for the IM section. There will be 1 GM group and 1 IM group where participants will be looking to score their norms or even get their IM/GM titles! Each group will feature 10 players.


This particular tournament offers a "6-day" GM norm. 

The CCCSA has organized 16 GM/IM Norm Invitational tournaments thus far and has produced 43 norms and 21 titles!



6-Day GM Norm Possible

Safety Precautions/Measures in Effect



November 25 - November 30, 2020 (GM)

November 25 - November 29, 2020 (IM)


Charlotte Chess Center

10700 Kettering Drive, Unit E

Charlotte, NC 28226


Hilton Garden Inn - Pineville

425 Towne Centre Blvd.

Pineville, NC 28134

$114/Night - Free Internet, Breakfast, Shuttle to the Center



If you would like to be considered for a norm event, please email

Time Control:

G/90 minutes; increment 30 seconds



Entry Fees:

$800 for GM/IM norm hunters

$600 for foreign GM/IM norm hunters

If you would like to be considered for a norm event, please email

Special Notes


COVID-19 Measures 

We will almost certainly not cancel or postpone this event due to COVID-19.  Restaurants, business, and travel have been open in North Carolina since May 20.  We will be taking many preventative measures to ensure the safety of our players:

  • Venue facilities (tournament hall) and all chess equipment will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected daily

  • Players and parents who are sick will be asked to stay home

  • One board per table, promoting social distancing

  • Players are not required to shake hands before and after games

  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipe stations will be placed throughout the tournament hall

  • Masks or face shield required, gloves recommended

  • Spectators will be encouraged to watch games online instead of on-site

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