Reverse Angle is a 3 round tournament the CCCSA has been conducting for over 10 years (back when the CCCSA was just a small chess club).

Reverse Angle has become one of the largest and most successful one-day tournaments in North Carolina History.


Winter/Spring 2020 Dates

All In-Person Gatherings Postponed Due to COVID-19 VIRUS

See Options Here

April 18

May 16


Charlotte Chess Center

10700 Kettering Drive, Unit E

Charlotte, NC 28226



Players may register ahead of time using the form below.

Players may also register on site from 9:00am - 9:45am the day of the event.


Participants must be members of the US Chess Federation

All K-12 Participants Must be Rated 800 or Above to Play


Time Control:

G/90; delay 5

Each player receives 90 minutes plus a 5 second delay each move to complete each game. 


Round Times:

Round 1: 10:00am

Round 2: 1:30pm 

Round 3: 4:45pm



Top (players > 1800)

U1800 (players <1800 but >1400)

U1400 (players <1400 but >800)

100 Point Rule: Players may only play up if their rating is within 100 points of the section limit. Example: A 1700 may play in the top section but not a 1699.


Can't make it to all of the rounds? You may take a half point bye (1) in any round

1/2 point byes must be requested before the the tournaments starts.

Byes allow a player to skip a round they can not otherwise attend.


$850 Guaranteed in Prizes

Top Section

1st Place: $175

2nd Place: $75

Top U2000: $50


U1800 Section

1st Place: $150

2nd Place: $75

Top U1600: $50


U1400 Section

1st Place: $150

2nd Place: $75

Top U1200: $50


Entry Fee:

Players Rated 2200+: Free Entry ($30 Deducted from Prize)

CCCSA Members: $30.00

Non-Members: $35.00

Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 a Year for Locals and $25/Year for Travelers


The CCCSA conducts weekly and monthly chess events such as weekly rated play, special events, lectures, classes, weekend tournaments.

The CCCSA is constantly making efforts to create partnerships with local and national educational programs to further the expansion of chess not only locally but nationally. 




10700 Kettering Drive

Unit E
Charlotte, NC 28226

2020 by Charlotte Chess Center & Scholastic Academy Inc.