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!

Congratulations to Henry Hasman, our new 2022 North Carolina Senior Champion. Hasman takes crown. 
See his critical games in the January Gambit!

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

January 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.

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
Pradhyumna Kothapalli 12th Grade
Yang Yu 1st Grade
Sriansh Katta Kindergarten
Current NC State Champions
James Chirilov
Dean Ippolito
Vishnu Vanapalli
2022 State Co-Champions
Henry Hasman 2022 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
Land of The Sky – Asheville Feb 3-5, 2023
ALTO – Charlotte March 10-12, 2023
Carolina Classic June 9-11, 2023
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

Show Your Support for Ukrainian Chess Players

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