2018 US Masters and NC Open

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Thu, Aug 23, 2018 (OPEN) CCCSA: Last Thursday Blitz

Sat, Aug 25, 2018 (K12) CCCSA: Rated Scholastic

Sat, Aug 25, 2018 (OPEN) Greensboro Open XXVIII

Sat, Aug 25, 2018 (K12) Greensboro Scholastic

Sat, Aug 25, 2018 (K12) Triangle Chess

Sat, Aug 25, 2018 (OPEN) Washington Open


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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