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November 22, 2014 (OPEN) CCCSA: Reverse Angle 43

November 22, 2014 (OPEN + K12) Master Trek

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Announcement


On Saturday October 4 the NCCA held its annual business meeting. The meeting elected officers for the period of 2014-2016. Congratulations to:


Kevin Hyde : President
Jeff Jones : Vice President
Venkataraja (Venkat) Shanmugavadivel : Scholastic Vice President
Tom Kabasakalian : Secretary/Treasurer

Thanks to all those who participated and to NM Pat Sciacca and Sara Walsh for their candidacy and interest in being involved. Minutes will be posted on the Admin page for those who could not attend.

North Carolina Closed Championship

The North Carolina Closed Championship was also held October 3rd-5th. Congratulations to State Co-Champions NM Chris Mabe and NM Dominique Myers as well as all of the other Class winners and participants for making this a great event. For a full rundown of the tournament, games and video see the following recap.

NC Chess News


NC Chess News edition 20 * October 28th, 2014

Mike Eberhardinger’s report on the North Carolina Senior Open

The 2nd annual North Carolina Senior Open, which was held October 17-19, in Dobson, NC.  This was a state Championship Event. The prize fund was doubled from last year's inaugural event.

The tournament was hosted in the prestigious wine vineyards area of Yadkin Valley, at the award-winning Hampton Inn at Shelton Vineyards.

30 Players attended.  14 in Open Section, 16 in Amateur Section.

Open Section winners: (4 points each) Keith Carson and Ken Baxter (NC

Senior Co-Champions), Ken won the wine bottle trophies on tiebreak.

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Amateur Section winner: (4.5 points) William Wolfe (UNR!)

The tournament was superbly organized and directed by Bob Mahan.

The Shelton Family has embraced chess favorably in recent years (i.e.

several Seniors Chess events have already taken place in Dobson, with

Shelton Family support), and there are more events now being planned,

stay tuned for upcoming news and announcements.

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NM Patrick Sciacca reports on the East Charlotte Octads

Held on Saturday Oct.18, due to a large disparity in ratings, it was decided that there would be two sections of four and five players respectively. The top section was won by Expert Keith Eubanks of Columbia, SC with a 3-0 score. The lower section was won by seven year old Andrew Chen, also scoring 3-0. For complete results see http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201410185092

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Gary Maltzman reports on the Triangle Area Chess Club 21 event held October 11.

Congrats to Tom Masotti and Linster Simmons for going 2-0 in TACC 21 tournament!

MSA Results at: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201410112412

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Also as promised in last edition Josh Lawson provided us the last two games of his successful trek to Las Vegas for the Millionaire Chess Festival.

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TMSA Halloween Chess Challenge, Oct. 25, 2014 (44 players)

Division

Winners

Score

I

Chacha Nugroho

Alex Chen

2.5/3

II

Afif Rahman

3/3

III

Edward Zhang

5/5

IV

Sushma Dasari

4/4

V

Kailash Muthu

4/5

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Reverse Angle XLII, Oct. 25, 2014 (35 players)

Division

Winners

Score

Open

Daniel Cremisi

Keith Eubanks

2.5/3

U1800

Curtis Ianni

3/3

U1400

Kevin Hicks

3/3

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Master Trek LXXXVI, OCt. 18, 2014 (57 players)

Division

Winners

Score

Open

IM Kassa Korley

3/3

Booster

Stan Fontaine

Nicodemus Njuguna

2.5/3

A

Justin Su

3.5/4

B

Mukta Dharmapurikar

Kai Forbach

3/4

C

James Onaitis

4/4

D

Stacey Kang

4/4

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Perhaps the hottest team in the US Chess at present are the Carolina Cobras. The Cobras scored their second win in three weeks to cap off a 2.5 point run as a team. This week’s invenomated victim was the early season darling of the league the Philadelphia Inventors.

Leading the way on top board was IM Kassa Korley who claimed his second Grandmaster scalp of the season defeating GM Bryan Smith with the black pieces.

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NM Nadi Bozkurt held a draw on board three for the Cobras against IM Richard Costigan which left NM Kevin Mo the responsibility of securing the point for the Cobras. And secure the point he did with a win over NM Todd Bryant.

Sadly other results around the league eliminated the Cobras from playoff contention, but the improvement shown this year coupled with added momentum bodes well for the Cobes next season. The CObras season finale takes place Tuesday October 28th when the Cobras duel with world top ten player GM Wesley So and the St. Louis ArchBishops. Games start at 7:50PM and can be viewed on the Internet Chess Club of live in person at the Triangle Chess Center.

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Our new achievers this issue include:

Player                                       .

Achievement   .

Event

Curtis Ianni

1700

Reverse Angle XLII

Aditya Shivapooja

1300

Reverse Angle XLII

Harold Zeltner

1300

NC Seniors Champinoship

Best Regards,

Jeff “Pig” Jones

Vice-President NCCA

Click here for previous NC Chess News editions

Accepting Bids


The following are the tournaments the NCCA will  accept bids  for the 2013-2015 years. Please look at the bidding process on the ADMIN Tab of the NCCA web page :


2015 NC Girls deadline of Jan 5th, 2015
2015 NC Invitational deadline of Feburary 1st, 2015
2016 NC Scholastics deadline of Feburary 12th, 2015
2015 NC Open deadline of March 1st, 2015
2015 NC State Championships deadline of April 1st, 2015


(Approx. Tournament Dates)

BD = Bidding Deadline