NC Chess News
The 42nd annual Lipkin-Pfefferkorn Open was held September 25th-27th at the Holiday Inn near the airport in Greensboro. 104 participants entered the tournament with NM Aaron Balleisen clearing first place in the Open section and clearing the 2300 rating level at the same time.
Reynaldo Diaz split top honors with Nikhil Kumar and Asaa Dommalapati in the U2000. Christopher King was crowned U1800 champion. Nicholas Schuch topped the U1600 section. Brian Mackey won the U1400 division.