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The 3rd Annual FM Ron Simpson Memorial Tournament was held March 18-280th, 2016 at the Ramada Inn in Burlington. 125 players participated with Greensboro teenager Kevin Chen claiming first prize in the Championship Division. The tournament was organized by Dr. Water High and Carolinas Chess Initiative. Although the author is not identified a full write up on the Simpson Memorial can be found at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1J4GdkCLkoFqmY9iePEhcICTKjxt26I_5TxdnkJFeiC0/edit


A historic moment in North Carolina’s Chess history took place March 23-27, 2016 as the Charlotte Chess Center hosted the state’s first ever GM/IM round robin Invitational. Three norms were earned in total with IM Safal Bora running the table in his last three games for his first GM norm. Special thanks to GM Ben Finegold for his coverage of the event at http://www.charlottechesscenter.org/#!news/c59x/post/3026339994250784821 and congratulations to Chess Center founder Peter Giannatos for a successful event.


Chess tournament attendance has reached an impressive level with North Carolinian’s attending tournaments at a pace of over 1000/month. How many players will North Carolina tournaments turn out for this year? We can have a little fun with that question, right? The NCCA is happy to announce it’s first even “Chessnuts in a jar contest.” Guess the number of players attending events in North Carolina for the entire year and win sponsorships to local events. For full details on the contest look at our link in the forum.


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Deadlines announced for bids for future NCCA events:

2016 North Carolina State Championships - April 1st, 2016 (NC residents only - Late October/early November)

2018 North Carolina K-12 Championships - August 1st, 2016 (NC residents/students only - mid February-early March 2018)

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