2018 North Carolina K-12 State Chess Championship

Upcoming Events



Thu, Jun 21, 2018 (OPEN) CCCSA: Third Thursday Rapid

Sat, Jun 23, 2018 (OPEN) Fayetteville Open

Sat, Jun 23, 2018 (K12) Greensboro Scholastic

Sat, Jun 23, 2018 (OPEN) The James Badeau Memorial

Sat, Jun 23, 2018 (K12) Triangle Chess


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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