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Thu, Sep 27, 2018 (OPEN) CCCSA: Last Thursday Blitz

Sat, Sep 29, 2018 (K12) CCCSA: Unrated Practice Tournament

Sat, Sep 29, 2018 (K12) Triangle Chess

Sun, Sep 30, 2018 (OPEN + K12) Master Trek


NC Chess News


NCCA Elections at the NC Closed in November.

Please volunteer to serve on the NCCA board.

Contact Secretary/Treasurer Wayne Spon by October 1 to get your name on the ballot.

Absentee ballots will be available this year in addition to proxy forms.

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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