• The Greensboro Scholastic Chess Tournament •

Feb 29, 2020 • May 2, 2020 • June 20, 2020

Tournament History

The Greensboro Scholastic Tournament is a 5-round, Scholastic event that began in April of 2016 and is held every other month. One of the largest and most successful one-day events in the Southeast, this tournament attracts young energetic players from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. The tournament is only open to scholastic players (K-12) with a USCF rating of 1000 or less. USCF membership available for purchase onsite.


Please register in advance using our online registration form:

Credit Card/PayPal are accepted for pre-registrations online.

Only cash or checks will be accepted on site.

Pre-registration deadline is 9:00 pm the day before the event. On-site registration is from 10:00am – 10:45am on the day of the event. Please arrive on-time.


Online Registration: $21 ($1 PayPal transaction fee)

On-Site Registration: $20 (Cash or Check only)


North Carolina A&T State University-Student Center
which is located at 1403 John W Mitchell Dr, Greensboro, NC 27405

Meeting Room 342 Room of Open Tournament
Meeting Room 311 Skiddles Room
Meeting Room 222 Room of Scholastic Tournament


Parking deck off of Laurel Street. It’s $1 per hour with a maximum of $6 per day.
You may park in a parking spot on campus so long as it is not reserved (handicapped, school personnel). In the case of a full parking lot, we recommend the parking deck.


There is plenty of food choices as they have a Chick-fil-A, Aggie Wings, Sub Connection, Einstein Bagels, 1891 Bistro, Barnes & Nobles, several ATMs, and a Convenience Store. There are several lounges, recreation and gaming areas, and an Information Desk.

Tournament Details

Format: 5 Round Swiss

Time Control: G/30;d5 (Game 30 min. with a 5 second delay)

Round Times: Round 1 — 11:00 am; Round 2 — 12:00 pm; Round 3 — 2:00 pm; Round 4 — 3:00 pm; Round 5 — 4:00 pm;

Byes: One 1/2-point bye available any round — must declare before the start of event!

Sections: Section will consist of 8 players divided by rating. Unrated players will be placed into the section that most closely reflects their ability. The Tournament Director reserves the right to create sections of any size if necessary. The most current USCF Supplement will be used for ratings/pairings.


1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be awarded. All participants will get a medal or certificate of participation. If a section has less than 8 players, then only 1st and/or 2nd place trophies will be awarded.

Need a hotel?

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Greensboro-East. 3111 Cedar Park Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405. Rate is $99/night plus tax. Hot breakfast included. Call 336-697-0101.

Contact Information

For more information or to register early by phone/email, please contact Christopher King(Chief TD)
Phone No: (336) 918-2609
Email: csk14cf@sulross.edu
You can also contact any of the GCC officers:
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