2020 Elections for NCCA Board News

Voting for election of new NCCA Board will be taking place starting November 16th.  The below slate of candidates has been proposed by current Board.

President …………………………………. Charles Roberson

Vice President ………………………….  John Timmel

Secretary Treasury …………………..  Wayne Spon

Scholastic VP ……………………………  Grant Oen

If you are a current member of NCCA and would like to run for one of the above positions on the board or to nominate another NCCA member for one of these positions now would be the time to email your choice at Contact Us Button. Any new nominations submitted by November 1st will be considered by existing Board and then final slate of candidates will be presented for a final vote starting November 6th and ending on November 16th.  

Message for NC chess players from NCCA President:

I hope all are staying safe in this unprecedented time of COVID uncertainty. In looking ahead to November, it is uncertain if we will have NC Closed tournament for 2020. This is when we hold the NCCA annual meeting and this year the election is to be held for NCCA officers for next two years. This meeting and vote may need to be a virtual meeting with email voting. The 4 positions on the board currently are President, held by Debs Pedigo, Vice President, held by Walter High, Secretary Treasurer, by Wayne Spon and Scholastic VP, held by Grant Oen. Both Walter High and myself, (Debs Pedigo), have decided not to run for reelection. I have moved to Fort Mill, SC and feel it would be more appropriate to have a NC resident in office. Both Walter and I would like to make room for a younger group of officers. The other two positions are open for vote. The board also has need for a person to do updates on the WordPress website. Requirements for office are membership in NCCA and a desire to be part of NCCA future. If you are interested in helping your NC Chess Association now is the time to make yourself and interest known. Please respond to https://ncchess.org/contact-us/ or the contact button at bottom of any page of our website. Also feel free to contact me with any questions.

Debs Pedigo

President NCCA

What you need to know about our website:

New to our website? My name is Debs Pedigo President of the NC Chess Association. We welcome all chess enthusiast and their families to our new website and welcome comments thru our contact us tab located at the bottom of each page.

For tournament events targeted to adult, collegiate, or strong scholastic players, please refer to the “Open Events” section Tab under the “TOURNAMENT” Tab. School-age chess players (Kindergarten through High School) and their parents will find the “Scholastic Events” of interest under the “TOURNAMENT” Tab.

Looking for list of top 1000 rated NC chess players? Check under History Tab.

Looking for list of top NC female chess players? Check History Tab.

Looking for past results of a tournament? Check History Tab.

Wanting to look up history of another chess player? Check under History Tab

Looking for tournaments happening in other states? Check History Tab.

Looking for a place to play chess? Look under “History” & then “Clubs Tab for a chess club near you.

Looking for person to contact associated with NCCA? Check under the About UsTab for officers.

NCCA is a non-profit organization committed to creating and supporting an actively engaged chess community in North Carolina for both adults and junior players.

We hope you will enjoy your new NC Chess Association website and if not, a member we hope you will consider joining. Want to join and support your NC Chess Association? A one-year membership is only $10 for adult or junior members.

Check under the JOIN Tab.

There is a special Members only tab that will require members to be logged in with a password to access that information. Members Only Tab has Forum, Suggestion Box and many YouTube chess training Videos about chess. We will be adding and editing videos of interest as time goes by. This tab will require you to be logged on with your NCCA membership password.

If you are a new member that has joined NCCA after November 3rd your password and member profile information should be correct and you should have access to all member information when you log in.

 If you were a current member of NCCA before November 3rd you will need to update your member profile information and choose a password in order to access all member information. To update your membership profile information please click the following link and follow instructions before accessing “MEMBER” TabClick “link for details to update Membership information. 

 If you aren’t sure if you are a current member you may click “Member List” under “Join” tab to see Excel list of members. Questions or comments may be directed to Contact Us at bottom of this page.

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********  Message from president of NCCA:     *********

TO ALL CHESS PLAYERS with expired membership or who are not current members of North Carolina Chess Association: Now is the perfect time to join the NCCA. The NCCA wants to make the association more inclusive and representative of chess players in NC. The association wants to do more to encourage active chess play in NC tournaments and offer chess players more events of interest during the upcoming year. We depend on Members to support chess activity in NC. Help make your chess association a strong one. To join go to “JOIN” tab of NCCA website. Please choose to be a part of making your NC Chess Association stronger and representative of what chess players want and support your state association. If you have had membership before but are not sure if your membership has expired you may check Current “Member List” under “JOIN” Tab of website.

Special Notice

We are now accepting bids for running the 2019 NC Closed State Championship Tournament.  If interested please review procedure for bidding under Admin tab, Fill out “Bid Submission Form” and return it. This tournament would normally be held in November or Dec. 2019.

We are also accepting Bids for the NC Senior Championship for 2019, normally held in early December. If interested please review procedure for bidding under Admin tab, Fill out “Bid Submission Form” and return it. 

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