North Carolina Chess Association


Call for NCCA officer nominations for the following
First Vice President
Scholastic Vice President
NCCA members can post their nominations to  Contact Us – North Carolina Chess Association (
Indermaur Chess Foundation -  61 Chess Clubs across 32 NC Counties

Congratulations to the 2022 North Carolina Co-Champions!  Dean Ippolito, Vishnu Vanapalli, and James Chirilov
tie for first with 4.5/5 in NC Closed

October NC Gambit! A monthly publication from the NCCA

Elshan Moradiabadi ties for 1st at the US Open, wins the coveted spot to play in the U.S. Championships

The Charlotte Chess Center in the Charlotte Observer

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

Red Cross Ukraine Charity Simul GM Moradiabadi Hybrid Charity Simul raises $2,000 for
Red Cross Ukrain relief. See the June NC Gambit for details.

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North Carolina Champions Multi-Day Tournaments
 NC National Champions
Pradhyumna Kothapalli 12th Grade
Yang Yu 1st Grade
Sriansh Katta Kindergarten
Current NC State Champions
Dean Ippolito
Vishnu Vanapalli
James Chirilov
2022 State Co-Champions
Mark Hoshor 2021 Senior Champion
Naveen Prabhu 2022 High School 9-12
Asha Kumar 2022 Girls K-12
Jerry Xue 2022 6-8
Krishna Rallabandi 2022 K-5
NC Open – Charlotte Nov 25 – 27, 2022
NC Senior – Burlington Dec 16 – 18, 2022
Charlotte Open – Charlotte Jan 14-16, 2023
Land of The Sky – Asheville Feb 3-5, 2023
K-12 Team Chess – Cary Nov 13
2023 NC K-12 Chess Championships – Raleigh Feb 10-12
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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