2021 U.S. Masters Championship

Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, National Championship Event
Hilton University Place - Charlotte

Event Overview

2021 U.S. Masters Championship, November 24-28, 2021, North Carolina, 200 Grand Prix Points (Enhanced) – NATIONAL EVENT


Hilton University Place Charlotte Hotel, 8629 JM Keynes Drive, Charlotte, NC.  A US Chess national event.  9 round Swiss, held alongside 2021 North Carolina Open.  USCF and FIDE-rated, GM/IM/WGM/WIM norms possible, will almost certainly be a FIDE “Super Swiss” event.  Open to players rated or once rated at least 2200 USCF/FIDE, plus players with the NM, FM, or WFM titles.  Also eligible are juniors (U20) or foreign FIDE federation players rated or once rated 2100+ USCF or 2000+ FIDE, additional fee applies. $17,000 guaranteed prize fund in 1 section: $5000-2500-1600-1200-1000-800-600-500, clear or playoff winner $500, top U2400 FIDE $1200-600, top U2250 FIDE $1000-500. Free Blitz: Saturday 9:00-10:45pm, $1000 prize fund, free entry to US Masters players, $30 for others. Time Control: G/100, inc/30. Schedule: Registration closes Wed 4:30pm, rounds Wed 6:30pm, Thu 11am, 5pm, Fri 11am, 5pm, Sat 11am, 5pm, Sun 11am, 5pm. Up to 3 optional byes available, request at registration, norms and conditions not possible if taking byes. Boards, sets, clocks provided for all games, must use our equipment. November FIDE ratings used for pairings and prizes. Hotel Rate: $101/night, 1 or 2 beds. Entry Fee: GMs, Foreign IMs free, no deduction from prize. U.S. IMs: $199 by 10/20, $219 by 11/15, $239 after. Regular Entry: $249 by 10/20, $269 by 11/15, $289 after. Junior/foreign players with peak ratings under 2200: $100 more than regular entry. Conditions: GMs and Foreign IMs are eligible for conditions, which must be arranged in advance, contact Dr. Walter High, wmhigh@nc.rr.com early. See official website, www.charlottechesscenter.org/usmasters, for more information, refund policy, COVID precautions. Registration & entry list: www.chess.stream/usmasters/Register, Questions: grant@charlottechesscenter.org


8629 JM Keynes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
United States

Sections: 1
Grand Prix Points: 200
Prize Fund: 17,000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Peter Giannatos
Email: peter.giannatos@charlottechesscenter.org
Phone: 7049060846

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