2018 North Carolina K-12 State Chess Championship

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Wed, Feb 21, 2018 (OPEN) Asheville Chess Club Presents Spirulina

February 23-25, 2018 (K12) 2018 NC K-12 State Chess Championship


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Now accepting bids for the 2018 NC Closed with a deadline of Feb 28, 2018.

Additional bidding deadlines for other future tournaments will be posted soon.

Congratulations to Daniel Cremisi on winning the National K-12 Championship in Orlando!

Congratulations to Davis Drive Middle (Alex Chen, Benjamin Yan, and Naveen Parbhu) for winning the national K-8 team championship!!!

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 Emmanuel Carter

K-8: Alex Chen

K-5: Robert Liu and Yogya Koneru

K-3: Arjun Rawal

K-1: Judson Roederer

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

Girls: Carolynn Gaug

The 2018 North Carolina K-12 Championship will be held February 23-25, 2018 at the University Hilton in Charlotte.

The 2018 North Carolina Girls’ Championship will be held April 14th, 2018 at the Spot in Wilson.

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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