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

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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

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