Tournament FAQ Here - Please Read 

View Pairings and Standings Here

Pairings will be posted at the link above once the event begins. New pairings released 5-10 minutes before the designated round times.



Unrated Practice Tournaments are a great way for students to get involved in tournament competition. These are low stress events where CCC staff replicate the tournament setting for students.


For this particular unrated tournament, we have added a team awards for those who have more than 2 players from their school! Students may still play even if there is no one else from their school, though they will not be eligible for any team awards.



Saturday, April 23


Parker Academic Center

1546 Walton Road

Charlotte, NC 28208



Players may register ahead of time using the form below - no onsite registration

Tournament open to the first 300 students to register.


Must be in Pre K - 12th Grade


G/25, increment 5

Each player receives 25 minutes plus a 5 second increment each game



Round 1: 10:00am

Round 2: 11:00am

Round 3: 12:30pm

Round 4: 1:30pm

Awards: Approx 2:30pm



Grades PK-2

Grades 3-5

Grades 6+




Grades Pk-2 Section

Trophies to Top 15 Students

Trophies to Top 8 Schools

Grades 3-5 Sections

Trophies to Top 15 Students

Trophies to Top 8 Schools

Grades 6+ Section

Trophies to Top 10 Students

Trophies to Top 3 Schools

All Students Receive a Medal for Participating

Those who win a trophy will also get a FREE US Chess Membership!


CCC members and students in CCC school programs: $25.00

Non-members: $30.00

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  • Tournament FAQ Document

  • Limited to the first 300 entries

  • Any players in grades Pk-12 may participate in the event

  • Unrated event - no special memberships required; rated students may play

  • Top 4 scorers from the same school and in the same section contribute to the team score - minimum 2 players in order to have a team

  • Students may play even if no other students from their school play, they are just not eligible for team awards

  • Great option for students easing their way into formal play and to build team spirit at school

  • All equipment provided 

  • Parent information seminar lead by FM Peter Giannatos and IM Dean Ippolito at 10:00am, once first round begins.


Registration and Entry Lists Here