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December 20, 2014 (OPEN) CCCSA: Reverse Angle 44

December 20, 2014 (OPEN + K12) Master Trek

Announcement


On Saturday October 4 the NCCA held its annual business meeting. The meeting elected officers for the period of 2014-2016. Congratulations to:


Kevin Hyde : President
Jeff Jones : Vice President
Venkataraja (Venkat) Shanmugavadivel : Scholastic Vice President
Tom Kabasakalian : Secretary/Treasurer

Thanks to all those who participated and to NM Pat Sciacca and Sara Walsh for their candidacy and interest in being involved. Minutes will be posted on the Admin page for those who could not attend.

North Carolina Closed Championship

The North Carolina Closed Championship was also held October 3rd-5th. Congratulations to State Co-Champions NM Chris Mabe and NM Dominique Myers as well as all of the other Class winners and participants for making this a great event. For a full rundown of the tournament, games and video see the following recap.

NC Chess News


NC Chess News edition 21 * November 26th, 2014

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The big news coming out of North Carolina recently was the Charlotte Chess Center’s Southeastern FIDE Championships held Oct 31-Nov. 2. 28 high rated players converged on the Center battling for a guaranteed $3,100 in prizes. GM Benjamin Finegold traveled down from St. Louis and swept the field with a perfect 5-0 score to claim first place. He was followed by a peloton of six master or future master players, IM Kassa Korley, NM Edward Lu, NM Sam Copeland, FM Peter Bereolos, Reece Thompson, and Aaron Balleisen who each scored 3.5 points.

After the tournament the Center proudly announced that GM Finegold will become the Center’s first resident Grandmaster and the first GM living in North Carolina in eight years.

The Center followed that up by filling the center with Reverse Angle 43 last weekend. A Center record 67 players competed for over $1000 in prizes. NM Klaus Pohl emerged victorious in the open section. Ishaan Maitra, Arturo Suarez, and Alex Griswold also won their sections. A full report by Center director NM Peter Giannatos can be found by clicking here.

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Next up….. Gary Maltzman files his report on TACC 22 held November 1st

November 1st -- TACC 22

24 Players - 3 Sections

1) NM Oliver Fernando & Priyav Chandra

2) Linster Simmons (broke 1600) & Stanley Fontaine

3) Nikil Sarin

Welcome to USCF tournament play to Najir Johnson and Henry Hopson

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And Michael Tedder reports on the Henderson In House event on November 8th

 Congratulations are in order for Victor Beaman who won the club's championship quad this past Saturday.  Victor's perfect score of 3-0 defeated Ray Hight (1.5), Mike Tedder (1.5), and Rudy Abate.   Victor drives in from Greenville to participate in many club events and usually makes a strong showing in all of them.  We are proud to have VB as our club champion!

  John Wehrenberg and Stan Fontaine tied for first in the open section also held on Saturday.

  Remember, we have one more open tournament scheduled for this year on December 6.  It is open to all USCF members and will be held in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church in Henderson.  Hope to see you there,

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Other winners in recent events include:

Asheboro Open XCIV - (42 players) November 8th, 2014…. DIV I: Jonathon McNeill…. DIV II: Tobin Logan….. DIV III: Gary Andrews….. DIV IV: William Odom

Turkeys in Hendersonville - (14 players) November 8th, 2014…. DIV I: NM Klaus Pohl…. DIV II: Wayne Spon

CMSCA Jr. Open - (145 players, Charlotte) November 8th, 2014…. U21: Daniel Cremisi and Lorenzo Carter…. U17: Lucas Kabasakalian….. U13: Gautam Kapur….. U11: Pradhyumna Kothapalli and Ojas Panda…. U9: Benjamin Proffitt

REACT IX - (21 players, Raleigh) November 15th, 2014: Alexander Villafuerte and Markus Petters

Charlotte Fall Scholastic (45 players) November 15th, 2014….. DEEP THINKERS: Pradhyumna Kothapalli….. EXPRESS: Micah Baldonado, Alex Rambo-Navarrete, Zachary Greek

Master Trek LXXXVII - (82 players, Durham) November 22, 2014…. OPEN: Aaron Balleisen…. A: Perry Tseng….. B: Jacob Valentine…. C: Elliot Adamson…. D: Noah Triplett…. E: Charles Roederer….. F: Anna Benjamin….. G: Tate Duensing

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The Carolina Cobras completed their record season with a record of 3.5/10 after a 3-1 loss to the playoff bound St. Louis Archbishops. IM Kassa Korley impressed with his effort against world top ten player GM Wesley So, but could not quite secure a score.

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NM Joshua Mu became the third Cobra this year and sixth in team history to defeat a Grandmaster in the league when he defeated GM Ben Finegold on board two with the black pieces. Also of note is that NM Craig Jones is tied for fourth place in league history with GM Daniel Naroditsky in game points with 24.

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Our new achievers this issue include:

Player                                       .

Achievement   .

Event

Neo Zhu

1800

Master Trek 87

Ishaan Maitra

1800

Reverse Angle 43

Arthur Lewis

1700

Triangle Chess Team vs Team Nov. 2014

Evan Zhang

1600

Wilmington Chess Club Scholastic

Linster Simmons

1600

TACC 22

Berk Baykal

1500

Reverse Angle 43

Bruce Baker

1400

Smoky Mtn Chess Club Baker’s Swiss

Arturo Suarez

1300

Reverse Angle 43

Jusung Park

1200

Master Trek 87

Rolando Dorbecker

1100

CMSCA Jr. Open

Wilson Rayfield

1100

Veterans’ Day in Hendersonville

Naveen Prabhu

1100

Triangle Chess League

Alex Griswold

1100

Reverse Angle 43

Varun Varadarajan

1000

Wilmington Chess Club Scholastic

Andrew Chang

1000

CMSCA Junior Open

Jacob Valentine

1000

Master Trek 87

Best Regards,

Jeff “Pig” Jones

Vice-President NCCA

Click here for previous NC Chess News editions

Accepting Bids


The following are the tournaments the NCCA will  accept bids  for the 2013-2015 years. Please look at the bidding process on the ADMIN Tab of the NCCA web page :


2015 NC Girls deadline of Jan 5th, 2015
2015 NC Invitational deadline of Feburary 1st, 2015
2016 NC Scholastics deadline of Feburary 12th, 2015
2015 NC Open deadline of March 1st, 2015
2015 NC State Championships deadline of April 1st, 2015


(Approx. Tournament Dates)

BD = Bidding Deadline