North Carolina Chess Association

North Carolina nominees for the 2023 National State Invitationals
Denker (High School):  Vishnu Vanapalli
Barber (Middle School): Karthikeya Malireddy
Rockefeller (K-5): Alex Chu
Haring (Girls): Asha Kumar
Irwin (Seniors 50+): Henry Jhon Hasman

May-June edition of The North Carolina Gambit! 
 - featuring the new North Carolina Super Seniors Championship tournament
Indermaur Chess Foundation -  61 Chess Clubs across 32 NC Counties

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North Carolina Champions Multi-Day Tournaments
 NC National Champions
GM Elshan Moradiabadi US Open
Sriansh Katta 1st Grade
Alex Sedlock and Jack Zhang Kindergarten
Current NC State Champions
James Chirilov
Dean Ippolito
Vishnu Vanapalli
2022 State Co-Champions
Henry Jhon Hasman 2022 Senior Champion
Vishnu Vanapalli 2023 High School 9-12
Asha Kumar 2022 Girls K-12
Karthikeya Malireddy 2023 6-8
Andrew Wu, Alex Chu, Alan Chen 2023 K-5
Naitik Rathi, Kishan Karthigeyan, Arsh Sharda 2023 K-4
Celine Atassi 2023 K-3
Pranav Arun, Paul Huang, Mustafa Muhammad 2023 K-2
Ascher Kirschbaum 2023 K-1
Carolina Classic – Charlotte June 9-11, 2023
Charlotte Summer Open – Charlotte July 14-16, 2023
NC Super Senior (65+) – Wilson July 22, 2023
ALTO – Charlotte Sept 2-4, 2023
Charlotte Fall Open -Charlotte Sept 29-Oct 1, 2023
NC Closed – Burlington Oct 13-15, 2023
US Masters – Charlotte Nov 22-26, 2023
NC Open – Charlotte Nov 24-26, 2023
2023 NC K-12 Girls State Chess Championships – Raleigh March 18
also, see:
US Chess Federation  Upcoming tournaments tool
Charlotte Chess Center – Official Events Schedule
Triangle Chess CenterTournaments page

North Carolina Chess Association is a 
State Affiliate of the US Chess Federation

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