5th SOUTHEASTERN FIDE CHAMPIONSHIP
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
Charlotte Chess Center
10700 Kettering Drive, Unit E
Charlotte, NC 28226
January 18-20, 2020
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
G/90 minutes; increment 30 seconds
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
IM/GM: Free Entry ($90 Deducted from Prize)
All Others: $95.00 by January 10; $110 After
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 Electronics Use Permitted During Game