The 2021 Spring CCCSA GM/IM Norm Invitational will take place March 17-21, 2021. 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.

The CCCSA has organized 19 GM/IM Norm Invitational tournaments thus far and has produced 52 norms and 26 titles!

Safety Precautions/Measures in Effect


March 17-21, 2021


Charlotte Chess Center

10700 Kettering Drive, Unit E

Charlotte, NC 28226


Hilton Garden Inn - Pineville

425 Towne Centre Blvd.

Pineville, NC 28134

$99/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

Players may also qualify into our events by winning the Online Qualifiers or Charlotte Masters

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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