The 5th Southern FIDE Championship will take place January 18-20, 2020 (MLK weekend) in Charlotte, NC. The tournament will run alongside the Winter GM/IM norm event and is open to players rated 2000 and above and juniors rated 1900 and above.

Previous Southeastern FIDE Champions: GM Ben Finegold, IM Kassa Korley, GM Alonso Zapata, GM Elshan Moradiabadi

Pairings and Standings for the Event


Charlotte Chess Center

10700 Kettering Drive, Unit E

Charlotte, NC 28226


January 18-20, 2020

Recommended Hotel:

Hilton Garden Inn - Pineville

425 Towne Centre Blvd

Pineville, NC 28134

$109 Double Occupancy

Free Parking - Free Internet - Breakfast Included


Book by January 12


Players may register ahead of time using the form below

Players may also register on site:

Saturday, January 18, 10:00am - 11:00am

May also register during any CCCSA hours


Participants must be members of the US Chess Federation

Participants must have peak rating of 2000+ FIDE or USCF

Juniors OK if peak 1900+ FIDE or USCF


Time Control:

G/90 minutes; increment 30 seconds


Round Times:

 Saturday, January 18: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Sunday, January 19: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Monday, January 20: 10:00am - 3:00pm


You may take up to 3 half point byes.

1/2 point byes may be taken in any round but must be requested before round 2.

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


$1,400 Guaranteed in Prizes in 1 Section

20 Grand Prix Points

1st Place: $600 + Plaque

2nd Place: $400

3rd Place: $200

Top U2150: $200


Entry Fee:

IM/GM: Free Entry ($90 Deducted from Prize)

All Others: $95.00 by January 12; $110 After

Special Notes

US Chess Rules Apply; January 2020 US Chess Rating Supplement Will Be Used

Cell Phone Penalty = 1.) 10 Minute Time Penalty; 2.) Forfeit of Round

No Smoking; No E-Cigarettes

No Computers

No Electronics Use Permitted During Game


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



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