Land Of The Sky XXXI
2018 North Carolina K-12 State Chess Championship

Upcoming Events



Mon, Jan 15, 2018 (OPEN + K12) HVCC 29

Sat, Jan 20, 2018 (OPEN) Asheville January Open

Sat, Jan 20, 2018 (OPEN) CCCSA: Reverse Angle

Sat, Jan 20, 2018 (K12) Triangle Chess: K-12 9a to 12p G/30/40 d5

Sun, Jan 21, 2018 (K12) CK&Q Sunday Swiss


NC Chess News


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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