All our Tournaments and other activities/events are open to all youth through 12th grade. This includes students who are homeschooled or in public, private, or parochial schools from any location across the USA.

DATE: 3/18/2023
LOCATION: Randolph Middle School
4400 Water Oak Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211

Online registration is preferred; registration and payment via Paypal (credit card or bank account) will be accepted through 8:00 p.m. on day prior to the start of the tournament. Registration on site is between 8:00 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. on the date of the tournament. Registration after 8:45 a.m. will result in a 1st round bye. Cash, credit card, and checks accepted.


3SS: Open, Under 1400.

4SS: Under 1000, Under 750, Under 500, Under 250.

(We will use the most recent USCF Rating Supplement and/or most current rating.)


Open, U1400: 9:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

U1000, U750, U500, U250: 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Award Ceremony to follow approximate end time of each section.

TIME CONTROLS: Open, U1400: G/75.

U1000, U750, U500, U250: G/45.

FORMAT: Swiss System
RATING SYSTEM: Quick and Regular.

$25.00 if pre-registered by 8:00 PM EST the day before tournament. On site registration is $30.00 before 8:45 a.m. on the date of tournament.


Open: 1st place $100, 2nd place $50, 3rd place $25, Best U1600 $25.

U1400: 1st place $70, 2nd place $40, 3rd place $25, Best U1200 $25.

U1000, U750, U500, U250: Trophies to top three, medals to any tied for last trophy place.

Prizes are subject to change based on number of entries.


One half-point bye allowed, except in the last round. Registration after 8:45 a.m. uses this bye for round one. We must be notified in advance of byes. Byes will be posted for pre-registrations on the web and on the wall charts after each round; correction requests are the responsibility of the player.


This tournament is open to scholastic and collegiate players 22 years old and younger. All sections are open to scholastic players; collegiate players are invited to play in the Open section only!

All participants must have USCF membership current for the duration of the tournament (expiration date of Sept 2018 or later). Membership can be purchased at the tournament. For information on fees or to apply online, go to the USCF website.

Please bring chess equipment and clocks. Concessions and chess equipment will be available for purchase on site.

To register online, you must be a current member of the United States Chess Federation ("USCF"). Click here to look up your USCF ID and expiration date; or click here to purchase a new or renew your membership.

Please register using following link

Class Championship 2 Registration

Please complete all sections in their entirety.

For a list of pre-registered entries, click here:

Class Championship 2 Pre-Registrations

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