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      Mar 29 - 31 2024


      5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      2024 Charlotte Spring Open


      The Charlotte Spring Open is a 5 round classical event with a guaranteed prize fund of $5,000 plus a $500 Saturday evening blitz.  There is a registration cap of 110 players – we expect to sell out so please register well in advance.

      The Open is held alongside the CCC Spring GM/IM Norm Invitational.


      March 29-31, 2024


      Beautiful Venue in the Heart of Southpark! Walk to Starbucks, Whole Foods and more!

      Hilton Garden Inn – Southpark

      4808 Sharon Road

      Charlotte, NC 28210

      (704) 362-5080


      Hilton Garden Inn – Southpark

      $124 per night single or $134 for double 

      Free internet and parking

      Booking Link – Reserve by March 1

      Homewood Suites – Southpark (overflow hotel)

      $149 for King suite with pullout sofa bed

      Free internet and parking

      Booking Link – Reserve by March 1


      • There is a USCF rating minimum of 1000 to enter, based on March US Chess supplement ratings or a live rating thereafter.

        • This rating minimum applies to all players – adults and kids.

        • Peak ratings are not considered.

      • Unrated players and those rated under 1000 should email us to join the waitlist, and may be given a spot if the total attendance does not reach 110 players.

      • K-8 players rated under 1500 may play the Rated Scholastic – South held on Saturday, March 30. See events schedule for other options this weekend.


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

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


      Championship Section – FIDE Rated

      $1000 – 500 – 300

      Top U2200: $300

      Under 2000 Section – FIDE Rated

      $600 – 400 – 200

      Top U1700: $250

      Under 1600 Section

      $600 – 400 – 200

      Top U1300: $250

      Minimum rating of 1000.  No unrated players.

      100-point rule applies for “playing up” a section – see Special Notes at bottom of page.

      FREE $500 Blitz

      • Saturday 9:15-10:45pm

      • Blitz Registration On-site only, Saturday 5:00-9:00pm – No online blitz registration

      • Free blitz entry for players in the Charlotte Spring Open and Norm Invitational.

      • Open to all players – $20 on-site blitz entry for those not playing in main events.

      • 6 (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: 5:00pm

      Saturday: 11:00am & 5:00pm

      Sunday: 10:00am & 3:00pm

      2-Day Schedule – 5 Rounds

      Saturday: 11:00am*, 2:00pm*, 5:00pm

      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 5:00pm

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