DATE: Saturday - 11/18/2023
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 the 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.

SECTIONS: 3SS: 21 and under; 18 and under.
4SS: 16 and under; 12 and under.
5SS: 10 and under, 8 and under.
(Ages are as of November 1).

21 and under; 18 and under: 9:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.; 3:00 p.m.

16 and under; 12 and under: 9:30 a.m.; 11:15 a.m.; 1:15 p.m.; 3:00 p.m.

10 and under; 8 and under: 9:30 a.m.; 10:45 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.; 1:45 p.m.; 3:00 p.m.

Award Ceremony to follow approximate end time of each section.

TIME CONTROLS: 21 and under; 18 and under: G/60.
16 and under; 12 and under: G/45.
10 and under; 8 and under: G/30.
FORMAT: Swiss System
RATING SYSTEM: Quick and Regular.

$25.00 if pre-registered by 8:00 PM ET day before tournament. $30.00 before 8:45 a.m. on the date of the tournament.


For Groups 8, 10, 12 and Under :

Top 10 Trophies

1 Best Unrated

1 Top Player in Girls

For Groups 16, 18 and 21 and Under:

Top 3 Trophies


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 all players 21 years old and younger. All participants must have USCF membership current for the duration of the tournament. 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. Game analysis will be provided by CMSCA instructors.

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 the following link:

Junior Open Registration

Please complete all sections in their entirety.

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

Junior Open Pre-Registrations

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