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2022 North Carolina K-12 Chess Championship with 450+ players

The K-12 State Championship of North Carolina is happening March 11-13, 2022. This is the first time the event is held in two years. 450+ players participate in the event K-12 chess championship, which is a qualifier for the for Rockefeller, Barber and Denker National Invitational Chess Tournaments.


The event is sponsored by the Charlotte Chess Center, which organizes multiple events, including the annual Charlotte Invitational

Format:​​​

  • K-1 Section: 1 day, March 12 
  • All other sections: 2 days, March 12-13

Sections:

  • K-1 Championship
  • K-3 Championship
  • K-5 Championship
  • K-8 Under 1200
  • K-8 Championship
  • K-12 Under 1500
  • K-12 Championship

Number of Rounds and Time Controls:

K-1 Champ

6 rounds. G/25, increment/5

K-3 Champ, K-5 Champ, K-8 U1200

6 rounds. G/60, increment/5

K-8 Champ, K-12 U1500, K-12 Champ

5 rounds.  Rounds 1-3: G/75, increment/5. Rounds 4-5: G/90, increment/5.

K-12 Chess NC 2022

1VISHNU VANAPALLI2325
2DONALD JOHNSON2238
3PRADHYUMNA KOTHAPALLI2202
4ADVAITH KARTHIK2174
5NAVEEN PRABHU2160
6ALEX CHEN2149
7JAMES CHIRILOV2096
8ARYA KUMAR2091
9BENJAMIN YAN2077
10MOHAK AGARWALLA2059
11PETER CROWLEY1947
12ZIYANG QIU1934
13ASHA KUMAR1879
14SAMUEL INDERMAUR1835
15OJAS PANDA1809
16RITVIK MARIDI1791
17ADITYA RAMKUMAR1777
18ANTARA DURBHA1754
19YOGYA KONERU1752
20KEVAN WANG1732
21AASHISH ANANTHARAMAN1725
22ANGEL SPIELVOGEL1683
23PATRICK KENGSOONTRA1680
24NICHOLAS WANG1664
25DAVID FLEMING1652
26ETHAN WYPER1641
27AARUSH CHUGH1625
28LALITH CHALLARI1567
29DHANUSH KONDABATHINI1521
30PARAS SRIVASTAVA1510
31ADITYA MUKHERJEE1506
32TRIYA VENKATARAJA1485
33ZHIYU CAO1485
34ANNIKA MOORJANI1472
35ISHAN BIYALA1423
36MANAN GOYAL1319
37SATHVIK CHATTA1313
38NOAH TILGHMAN1189
39VIKAS SARVASYA1181
40HEMADITHYA PUJARI1092
41SRIANSH KATTA1069
42NATHANAEL LECLERCQ1049
43SIDDHARTH CHUKKAYAPALLY1024
44SEBASTIAN VERMITSKY1017
45SEPANTA POOZESH914
46NIKHIL SARDA582
47SACHITH VASIREDDY316
48NAVEEN RAMASAMY0
49SUJAN PATEL0

K-8 Chess NC 2022

1JERRY XUE1973
2PULAK AGARWALLA1917
3CHASE BELLAMY1914
4RAHUL RAMESH1901
5KEVIN YANG1883
6ETHAN LIU1854
7HENRY CHEN1838
8MARIUS CUTITARU1773
9SMAYAN AMMASANI1714
10ENZO RESTELLI1693
11SHRAVAN DASH1688
12ARAV GOLDSTEIN1657
13RISHI JASTI1644
14ARJUN RAWAL1600
15MATTHEW MARTIN1585
16AYUSH KAMATH1583
17DHRUV VIVEK1554
18SAHASRA RALLABANDI1551
19NAMISH KONDABATHINI1544
20ARJUN MALIK1527
21AKHIL SOMPURAM1524
22SAICHARAN VALISEKKAGARI1475
23LINGAA VENKATARAJA1430
24BONNIE HE1406
25TAUSIQTEJA THOKALA1398
26AASHRITH TATINENI1398
27HARSHIL JAGGA1392
28RAAMCHARAN PUTTAGUNTA1380
29IAN HELFING1348
30EMILYN DOAN1345
31KARTHIKEYA MALIREDDY1323
32SAMARTH KEDARI1308
33AARNAV MUDDULA1279
34VIR DATT1253
35KRITARTH MISHRA1232
36ADIT ZETSH1221
37KYLE CAMERON1152
38LUKE MANNS1146
39SAAHASI UDUPA1132
40AKSHAY RAJAGOPAL1127
41PAUL DOMINIC1078
42RILEY ROBILOTTO1056
43AARON ZHU1008
44NISHANTH GURRAM937
45ANKIT DURBHA932
46ESHWAR KOTHAPALLI904
47SAICHARAN MUDIUM894
48SIDDHARTH MENON865
49AAYUSH CHAYAN848
50RISHI KANNAN811
51LANDON GAREAU709
52ADRIAN WINSLEY684
53AKSHAR KHANDELWAL672
54SHREYAS BODDAPATI606
55NIKHIL DORANALA568
56ASHER HELFING566
57TARUN VEDAM560
58TIMOTHY HOOK470
59CAROLINE ROWE353
60ASHVIK POLI155
61SHIVANI HALNUR0

K-3 Chess NC 2022

1ALAN CHEN1584
2KISHAN KARTHIGEYAN1359
3SHIVA SRINIVAS KARTHIK1276
4DALTON LAD1137
5ADVIK PRASANNA1112
6NAITIK RATHI1109
7PIERCE JACKSON1045
8PRANAV ARUN1022
9SOPHIA LI919
10LEO LAD895
11JAYANTH SARAVANAKUMAR874
12EVAN ZHANG863
13ADITYA AGARWAL849
14ARSH SHARDA829
15ARRI RESTELLI732
16TOMMY QU728
17ZILIN QIN723
18SULLIVAN FRIEDMAN708
19SHANMUKHI MALIREDDY699
20WYATT WASHATKA672
21RISHAANK CHANNAD650
22ALYSSA CAMERON648
23AARYAN MORISETTI638
24JULIAN KELLY630
25KAI LOWE615
26RITVIK CHATURVEDI600
27ANVAY MISHRA571
28SEYEDMAHDYAR BAGHERNEZHAD560
29SIBANI BALAJI554
30SEBASTIAN TIWARI553
31NEEL SARDA548
32WILLIAM WHITTENTON546
33ISHAANVII ASHWIN519
34SAMANYU AMMASANI513
35AKASH MURTHY456
36AARON BHOWMICK452
37KAIDEN MEADE433
38DYLAN MITRA RODGERS370
39RICKY LI334
40GANNET PARKER306
41ANDREW DOUGLAS305
42GURUCHARAN RAMKUMAR290
43IAN BANERJEE287
44HONEY KIRSCHBAUM282
45OWEN FREEMAN270
46FELIX LOWE255
47ASHRITH KARNAM238
48AZAAN KHAN174
49SMAYAN CHIDAMBARAM170
50RAHA ANUM101
51RUHANI DHINGRA0
52ESHANI VEDAM0
53VEERA MUTTURU0
54HUDSON ELFERSY0
55ANDERSON ELFERSY0
56HENRY SERGEANT0
57PURAKK VARDHAN0
58OLIVER CAMPBELL0
59BRIAN ZHANG0
60AMRITHA KARTHIK0
61AHAAN BHARDWAJ0
62OSCAR ORTIZ0
63KIERAN O’REILLY0
64HARRISON COIRO0
65JONAH VOCI0
66VINCE BERTANI0
67PENELOPE RUTH TEW0

K-1 Chess NC 2022

1YANG YU1285
2PAUL HUANG810
3ASHER KIRSCHBAUM798
4KHABIR MUHAMMAD571
5MILO FRIEDMAN431
6VIAAN BAHL424
7IZAIAH FREEMAN394
8ADVIKK RASTOGI380
9WALTER RUSSO351
10SHARVESH SWAMINATHAN292
11CHARLIE ZOU287
12SOHAM SAHU282
13KIERAN CENTRELLI268
14EMMA SUN220
15HANTIAN LU177
16JOHNNY BRAWER175
17AHAAN SHARMA135
18TANVI TUBATI121
19JOHN HUANG115
20SRI GUNDALA110
21NEET KANTHED109
22ISHAAN SETH101
23EWEN BORLAND0
24VASISHT SRIRAM0
25LARY O’REILLY0
26PAUL WIELUNSKI0
27WILLOW WASHATKA0
28MUSTAFIA MUHAMMAD0
29MUNISA IRMUKHAMED0
30ADAM KHAN0
31WILLIAM WANG0
32ALEXANDRIA PINTO0
33MURALI KONGOT0
34MCKENZIE NICHOLS0
35JUDE CAMPBELL0
36RHEA MITTAL0
37ALEX SEDLOCK0
38DHRUV LAXETTI0

Tournament Rules:

  • Masks are required for all.
  • This is an individual chess tournament – players are not required to be part of a school chess program or team to participate.
  • Players must attend school in North Carolina and have NC as their USCF state to be eligible to compete.
  • Standard US Chess pairings will be used.  Accelerated Pairings may be used at TD’s discretion.
  • Team awards – minimum 2 players from the same school in the same section.
  • Top 4 scores contribute to team scores.
  • Teammate pairings will be avoided but are possible, particularly in the last 2 rounds.
  • US Chess regular ratings used (March 2022 supplement). 
  • In some cases, the TD may assign a different rating, including FIDE ratings, US Chess Online ratings or unofficial “live” ratings for any player.
  • K-12 Champion (must be in High School) qualifies to 2022 Denker National Invitational tournament with NCCA travel stipend.
  • K-8 Champion (must be in Middle School) qualifies to 2022 Barber National Invitational tournament with NCCA travel stipend.
  • K-5 Champion qualifies to 2022 Rockefeller National Invitational tournament with NCCA travel stipend.
  • USCF standard tiebreaks are used for all prizes except for the national invitational spots.
  • Modified Median, Solkoff, Cumulative, Cumulative Opposition
  • Tiebreak playoff for national qualifiers: top 2 eligible players on tiebreaks. Pairs of G/3 +2” blitz games until there is a winner.​

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