Upcoming Events


Wed, Feb 10, 2016 (OPEN) Greensboro Chess Club Blitz

Sat, Feb 13, 2016 (K12) Triangle Chess: K-12

Sat, Feb 13, 2016 (OPEN) CCCSA: CCCSA: Reverse Angle 58

Sat, Feb 13, 2016 (OPEN) Cupids

Sat, Feb 13, 2016 (OPEN) RACE 5

Sat, Feb 13, 2016 (OPEN) Jacksonville Chess Tournament

NC Chess News


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Click on this link to see a full list of tournaments and winners.

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Congratulations are in order for the following players who won prizes at Land of the Sky XXIX in Asheville this weekend:

OPEN Section: 1st: GM Elshan Moradiabadi, 4½  points $1600 / 2nd-3rd + 1st U2300: GM Alexander Ivanov,  Yoav Lederer, NM Benjamin Moon 3½  points $533.33 / 4th-5th + 2nd u2300: FM Peter Bereolos, NM Aaron Balleisen, FM Steve Wang, Kireet Panuganti 3 points $200

U2200 Section: 1st-2nd: Jonathon McNeill, Peter Michelman, 4½  points $375 / 1st-2nd 1900-1999: Suhas Madiraju, Nick Petersen, 4 points $175 / 3rd overall Cezarte Ramos, 4 points $125 / 1st-2nd 1800-1899: Sijing Wu, Brad Phillis, 3½  points $175 / 1st-2nd U1800: Rochelle Wu, Jonathan Kenny, 3½  points $175

U1700 Section: 1st: Rochan Bakthisaran, 5 points $500 / 2nd: Jaiden Chuang, 4½  points $250 / 1st 1400-1499: Robert Goss, 4 points $225 / 3rd: Spencer Singleton, Bruce Goodwin, 4 points $62.50 / 1st-2nd 1500-1599: Adrian Gellert, David Blackwelder, 3½  points $175 / 2nd 1400-1499: Kenneth Fickling, 3½  points $125 / unrated: Matthew Nestler. 3½  points $50 / 1st 1300-1399: Varun Gadi, 3 points $225 / 1st-2nd U1300: Lillian Wu, Aiden Taylor, 3 points $175 / 2nd 1300-1399: Mitchell Bennett, Francois Gros, 2½ points $62.50

U1200 Section: 1st: Amit Mydukur, 4½ points $250 / 1st u900: Will Cowan, 4 points $112.50 / 2nd-3rd: James Butterworth III, William Fleming, 4 points $93.75 / 2nd u900:Matthew Myers, 3½ points $62.50 / unrated: Hari Kothapalli, 3½ points $50

Top Upsets: Rochan Bakthisaran, 440 points $25, Phillip Whittington, 381 points $12.50

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The 2016 North Carolina K-12 State Championships will be held February 19th-21st, 2016 at the Embassy Suites and Marriott in downtown Winston-Salem. There will be a blitz event on Friday that is open to all players of all ages. Then on Saturday students from across the state will duel for championships in seven divisions: K-1, K-3, K-5, K-8 (Varsity and Division II), and K-12 (Varsity and Division II). The deadline to enter the state championships for $59 is Feb. 5th. You can go to http://ncca2016.info for more details

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The Jacksonville Chess Club held a rated event on January 16th. Thanks to Sara Walsh for the linked article and pictures.

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Deadlines announced for bids for future NCCA events:

2016 North Carolina Open - March 1st, 2016

2016 North Carolina State Championships - April 1st, 2016 (NC residents only - Late October/early November)

2018 North Carolina K-12 Championships - August 1st, 2016 (NC residents/students only - mid February-early March 2018)

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