The CCCSA conducts a weekly US Chess rated game every Tuesday night. This is a great way for players to get weekly practice without committing a whole weekend to play a tournament. In addition, there is a free lecture before the games begin. 


TNA (lecture and game) is free for members! 

  • The Chess Center and all chess equipment will be disinfected and thoroughly cleaned several times daily

  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipe stations will be placed throughout the chess center

Effective June 21, 2021

Masks and temperature checks will not be required. Participants may wear a mask if they choose to.


On May 14, North Carolina dropped most capacity restrictions, social distancing measures, and mask mandates for businesses. We wanted to give our members a chance to get acquainted with those changes. We now feel as though the mask requirement at the CCCSA is no longer needed.


See Governor Cooper's Executive Order 215 for more details.

  • *New* Lecture with FM Peter Giannatos prior to rated games. 6:15pm-7:00pm

  • Players Must Register Weekly and In Advance - Absolutely No Walk-Ins

  • Each Tuesday evening will be limited to the first 48 players to register. 

  • Entries are first registered, first served.

  • If you register but cannot play, email grant@charlottechesscenter.org or call 980-265-1156 by Tuesday, 6:30pm to drop out.

  • Once spots are filled, players may email grant@charlottechesscenter.org to be placed on the waitlist.



Every Tuesday!


6:00pm - 10:00pm

Lecture Start Time


Game Start Time




1 Round Weekly, Rated After 4 Rounds/Weeks

Time Control

G/60; Increment 5

US Chess Regular Rated - US Chess Membership Required 

Entry Fee

Free, must be a CCCSA Member

CCCSA membership only $40/year for locals and $25/year for travelers - join today!

Other Notes:

  • Accelerated pairings may be used to ensure closer rating and age matchups

  • All players must use CCCSA equipment - wooden sets and digital clocks provided

  • Must register online weekly

  • Open to all adults (any rating) and scholastic players rated 800+ USCF

  • Scholastic players under 800 - See Friday Action Quads (OTB), and the Online K-12 Series

  • For all future CCCSA events, bookmark our events calendar


See Weekly Results Here