This is the tournament you cannot afford to miss!! Featuring much lower entry fees, guaranteed higher payouts to winners, and more prizes in each division. 1st N.C. finisher will be the State Champion; first two N.C. finishers qualify for the prestigious 2011 N.C. Invitational.

When: Labor Day Weekend: Sept. 3 -5 (3-Day), or Sept. 4-5 (2-Day)

Where: Holiday Inn–Charlotte Airport, 2707 Little Rock Rd., Charlotte, NC 28214. (704) 394-4301. Google Map

Due to the great response to this year’s NC Open, we have been forced to find more hotel rooms. The Holiday Inn is full, but don’t despair, we have managed to get a chess rate at the adjoining Hampton Inn. This hotel is on the same property as the Holiday Inn. It is literally 50 feet from the front door of the Hampton Inn to the Holiday Inn where the tourney will be held. And they are giving us the same room rate of $79 for chess players.

This hotel is brand spankin’ new, clean and conmfortable. So make your last minute reservations at the Hampton Inn Airport. Their phone number is 704-394-6455. Make sure to mention the NC Open Chess Tournament when you call. Contact me at if you have any problems. Thanks! See you at the tournament!

Format: 5-round swiss; 30 moves in 90 minutes, then sudden death 60 minutes.
For the 2-day option, game 1 will be G/75.

Entry fees: $59 for NCCA members and for all North Carolina scholastic players if payment is received by Sept. 1st. NCCA membership is required for all adult NC residents. Other state memberships accepted for residents of those states.

$69 for all out-of-state members if payment is received by Sept. 1st. Add $5 for all entries received after Sept. 1st and for on site entries.
Re-entry: $30 for under sections. No re-entry in the Open section.

GM’s and IM’s receive FREE entry.

Prizes: $10,000 in four sections with all prizes unconditionally guaranteed!!!

Open: $1,200, $800, $600, $400, $250, $150, $100, $100, $100, $100
Class Prize: U2100: $500

U1900: $600, $400, $250, $150, $100, $100, $50, $50
Class prize: U1750: $200

U1600: $600, $400, $250, $150, $100, $100, $50, $50
Class prize: U1450: $200

U1300: $600, $400, $250, $150, $100, $100, $50, $50
Class prize: U1150: $200

Schedule: 3-Day registration ends at 7:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3rd
2-Day registration ends at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4th

Round 1: 7:30 p.m. Friday (3-Day)
Round 1: 10:00 a.m. Saturday (2-Day)
Round 2: 1:30 p.m. Saturday
Round 3: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Round 4: 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Round 5: 4:30 p.m. Sunday

Byes: One half-point bye available for rounds 1-4, no elective byes in round 5. Byes must be request prior to start of round 1.

Sponsor: The North Carolina Chess Association

Information: Walter High (Vice-President, NCCA) 919-619-3541 (

Send entries to: Walter High, NCCA entries, 105 N. Crabtree Knoll, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Make checks payable to: NCCA.

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