NC Chess News

Edition 24 - March 20, 2015

The North Carolina Chess Grand Prix will start April 1st, 2015 and run until March 30th, 2016. This year’s Grand Prix will determine spots in the 2016 Border Battle. You must be an NCCA member or a junior player to accumulate points. The point formula will be as follows:

Winning percentage squared X 100.

Land of the Sky , The FM Ron Simpson Memorial , The Lipkin-Pfefferkorn Open , the North Carolina Open , and the North Carolina State Championships will all receive double points. The US Masters will receive triple points.

If you score 2 out of 3 in an Asheboro Open for example, you’ll receive 44.4 points (4/9*100)

If you score 2.5 out of 4 in a CCCSA Action event, you’ll receive 39.1 points (6.25/16*100)

If you score 3 out of 5 in the NC Open, you receiver 72 points (9/25*100*2)

A player with a forfeit loss as a result of no-showing a round will have his/her points for the event disqualified. (Said player does have a right to appeal.)


The North Carolina Girls’ Championship will be held Saturday May 23rd at Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill. Many of the state’s top young ladies will return for what we expect will be some very fierce competition. Full details will be posted shortly.


We are happy to announce the institution of the NCCA’s Council of Regional Representives. The council will be called upon to form committees and work alongside the NCCA to ensure that we have plenty of people on hand to carry out the NCCA’s mission. Seven regions have been formed and will be represented by the following people:

Region One - Mountains - Wayne Spon

Region Two - Triad - Scott McInnis

Region Three - Charlotte Metro - Tracy Roop

Region Four - Sandhills - Nikolai Astrov

Region Five - Triangle - Mike Tedder

Region Six - Down East - Gordan Ray

Region Seven - The Coast - Sara Walsh