2018 North Carolina K-12 State Chess Championship

Upcoming Events



Thu, May 17, 2018 (OPEN) CCCSA: Third Thursday Rapid

Sat, May 19, 2018 (OPEN + K12) 2018 North Carolina Quick and Blitz Championships

Sat, May 19, 2018 (OPEN) Asheboro Open 115

Sat, May 19, 2018 (OPEN) Asheville May Open

Sat, May 19, 2018 (OPEN) CCCSA: Reverse Angle!


NC Chess News


Representatives to tournaments from North Carolina

Denker Tournament of High School Champions - Daniel Cremisi (winner of playoff)

Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions - Naveen Prabhu

National Girls Tournament of Champions - Arya Kumar

National Senior Tournament of Champions - John Smithwick (winner by tie-breaks)

Updated Bidding Process has been posted: Tournament Bidding Process

Link for Past Tournament Results Here

North Carolina’s Current State Champions - all individuals tied for first are considered co-champions regardless of tiebreakers.

Overall: NM Mark Biernacki

Class A: Pradhyumna Kothapalli

Class B: Justin Lockett

Class C: Arav Goldstein

Class D: Jeff Prainaito

Class E: Noah Sari

K-12: NM Daniel Cremisi, NM Emmanuel Carter, Neo Zhu, Vishnu Vannapalli, Anand Bhatt, and William Odom

K-8: Naveen Prabhu

K-5: Ziyang Qiu

K-3: Arav Goldstein and Grisham Paimagam

K-1: Rohan Chugh

Senior: NM John Smithwick, Gary Newsom, Paul Lillebo, and Joseph Quinlan

Girls: Arya Kumar

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The Inaugural North Carolina Quick and Blitz Championships will be held May 19th, 2018 at the Triangle Chess Center in Morrisville.

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