2023 Charlotte Summer Open

Grand Prix
Hilton Garden Inn - Southpark

Event Overview


3-Day Schedule: G/110; inc/10

Rounds 1-2 of 2-day Schedule: G/30, inc/10

$7,500 GUARANTEED IN PRIZES - 40 US Chess Grand Prix Points

Championship Section - FIDE Rated

$1200 – 600 – 300 – 200

Top U2200: $400 – 200

Under 2000 Section - FIDE Rated

$700 – 400 – 200

Top U1800: $300 – 150

Under 1600 Section

$600 – $300 – $200

Top U1400: $300 – 150


Under 1200 Section

$500 – $300 – $200

Top U1000: $200 – 100



  • Saturday 8:30-10:30pm

  • Blitz Registration On-site only, Saturday 4:30-8:15pm – No online blitz registration

  • Free blitz entry for players in the Charlotte Summer Open, $20 for others.

  • 7 (single) Rounds – USCF regular ratings used for pairings/prizes.

  • $500 guaranteed prize fund in one section with class prizes.

  • US Chess and FIDE blitz rated. US Chess membership required.


​3-Day Schedule - 5 Rounds

Friday: 6:30pm

Saturday: 10:30am & 4:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am & 3:00pm

2-Day Schedule - 5 Rounds

Saturday: 10:30am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am & 3:00pm

Rounds 1-2 of 2-Day Schedule played at G/30; inc/10 time control, then merge with 3-day schedule, Saturday 4:00pm



$135 by July 10, $150 after 

GM/IM/WGMs: Free, no deduction from prize if registered by July 5, otherwise $100 deducted from prize. Conditions are available for GMs, IMs, WGMs, inquire early.​


  • 100 Point Rule: Must be within 100 points of next section to play up (e.g. 1900+ to enter Championship). Players may use any of the following to qualify for the 100 point rule:

    • current rating at the time of registration

    • July 2023 US Chess supplement rating

    • live rating achieved thereafter

  • Registration Cap: registration closes at 125 players.

  • Byes: Players may take up to 2 optional half-point byes, request before round 1.  All byes requested during the tournament are zero points.

  • Rating Minimum for K-8 players: For players in grades K-8 (age 13 or younger), there is a minimum US Chess rating of 1000.  Players rated under 1000 should see our Rated Scholastic option.

  • Unrated Players must enter U1200 Section and are eligible for prizes.

    • Unrated players in grades K-8 (age 13 or younger) are not permitted to play – see Rated Scholastic option.

  • Refunds: all withdrawals by July 12 will be refunded minus a $10 transaction fee.  50% refunds after July 12 until 1 hour before round 1.

  • Re-Entry: 

    • If players have an undesirable start to the event, they may wish to re-enter the event.

    • Players may re-enter for a $60 fee

  • Parents and spectators are not permitted in the playing area and nearby hallways.

  • Boards, sets, clocks provided (must use our equipment).

  • All sections are US Chess-rated.  US Chess membership is required.

  • Championship and U2000 sections are also FIDE-rated and use FIDE rules, except for 2-day schedule.

  • July 2023 US Chess ratings used for pairings and prizes in all sections.

  • Plaque to first place in each section, based on US Chess cumulative tiebreak and "average opposition rating, drop one" tiebreak if necessary.

  • By registering for or attending this event, players and guests grant permission to CCC to take and use photographs and video for purposes related to the event.


  • Parents and spectators are not permitted in the playing area and nearby hallways.

  • Read CCC Electronic Device Policy 

  • Live game broadcasts will be on a delay.

  • Staff will be equipped with wands and anti-cheating equipment.

  • Stronger quality and quantity of TDs, arbiters, and organizers than other events.



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4808 Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
United States

Sections: 4
Grand Prix Points: 40
Prize Fund: $7,500
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Charlotte Chess Center
Email: events@charlottechesscenter.org