North Carolina Chess Association


Welcome 2023!! 
A record weekend for North Carolina Chess. 
2023 Triangle Chess Championship  in Raleigh, and the 2023 Charlotte Open draw over 400 players each!

Indermaur Chess Foundation -  61 Chess Clubs across 32 NC Counties

January NC Gambit! A monthly publication from the NCCA

NC representatives for the 2022 National State Invitationals
Denker (High School):  Naveen Prabhu
Barber (Middle School): Jerry Xue
Rockefeller (K-5): Krishna Rallabandi
Haring (Girls): Asha Kumar
Irwin (Seniors 50+): Mark Hoshor

Need Tips to improve your Club? Then check out the US Chess Federation’s Guide to a Successful Chess Club


North Carolina Champions Multi-Day Tournaments
 NC National Champions
GM Elshan Moradiabadi US Open
Sriansh Katta1st Grade
Alex Sedlock and Jack ZhangKindergarten
Current NC State Champions
James Chirilov
Dean Ippolito
Vishnu Vanapalli
2022 State Co-Champions
Henry Hasman2022 Senior Champion
Vishnu Vanapalli2023 High School 9-12
Asha Kumar2022 Girls K-12
Karthikeya Malireddy2023 6-8
Andrew Wu, Alex Chu, Alan Chen2023 K-5
Naitik Rathi, Kishan Karthigeyan, Arsh Sharda2023 K-4
Celine Atassi2023 K-3
Pranav Arun, Paul Huang, Mustafa Muhammad2023 K-2
Ascher Kirschbaum2023 K-1
ALTO – Charlotte March 10-12, 2023
2023 US Amateur Team South Championship – Durham April 7-9, 2023
Carolina Classic – Charlotte June 9-11, 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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We hope you will enjoy your new NC Chess Association website! 
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NC Chess Association? one-year membership is only $10 for adult or junior members.