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Diego Zilleruelo wins NC Open Championship 2022

The 2022 NC Open was held over Thanksgiving Weekend from 25-27 November 2022 in Charlotte, NC, USA. The NCO featured a $11,000 prize fund and was played in 8 US Chess rated sections: Championship (1900+), U1900, U1700, U1500, U1300 and U1100. The event was running alongside the 2022 US Masters, a national event that featured the top players in the Americas. 

Diego Zilleruelo won the main NC Open Championship (U2200 rating section). Zilleruelo scored 5.5 points to be the sole Winner of the event and pocketed the money prize of 1000$. Vishnusankar Jonnalagadda was second with 5 points and Emmanuel Carter and Sritej Sattaru tied for the third place with 4.5 points each. Scroll down for final rankings

Jay Sarchwill won the U1900 tournament with the score of 5.5 points. Satchwill won the winner’s plaque and the money prize of 800$. Dean Bowler and Kabilesh Yuvaraj tied for second scoring 5 points each. David Schmitz and Annika Moorjani tied for the first place of the U1700 Championship and won 600$ prize (each). Kishan Karthigeyan was third with 5 points. Three players tied for first in the U1500 tournament: Henry Hui, Sridattha Kukkadapu and Raymond Tu equally sharing the prize of 1300$ in three parts (433$ each). Brian Remhoff was the Winner of the U1300 event with score of 5.5 points and won the prize of 600$. Kritarth Mishra, Norbert Obendorfer and Aaryav Sasha tied for second place with 5 points each. Shreyas Krishnan and Jonah Nus scored 5.5 points (each) to tie for the Winners title in the U1100 section while four players tied for bronze: Aarna Gupta, Jairaj Desai, Ryan Huang and Joshua Daugherty. John Wanamaker and Khabir Muhammad scored 4 points each to top the U800 category and Sahithi Sharma and Bryan Tran scored 4 points tying for the top of the U400 section.

NC Open 2022 – Photo by Charlotte Chess Center

Final rankings – 2022 NC Open Championship:

1Diego Zilleruelo21245.5$1000 + Plaque
2Vishnusankar Jonnalagadda19385$500 – 2nd
3Emmanuel Carter22084.5$300 – 3rd
4Sritej Sattaru20124.5$400 – U2050
5Thomas Kung22674$50 – 4th
6Bob Holliman22004$50 – 4th
7Tony Bergida20764$50 – 4th
8Michael Wang20564$50 – 4th
9Roshan Sethuraman20254$200 – 2nd U2050
10Benjamin Snodgrass21873.5 
11Jason McKinney21263.5 
12FM John Oyeyemi Fawole21103.5 
13WFM Uthra Pakkirisamy20373.5 
14Jacob Stoll20183.5 
15Asha Kumar19753.5 
16Arjun Srinivasan19263.5 
17Sanjay Kumar19253.5 
18Akshat Suresh19153.5 
19Mark Tulchinskiy19103.5 
20Aditya Ramkumar18643.5 
21Rahul Ramesh19803 
22Marius Cutitaru19173 
23Kevin Kellinsky-Gonzalez19163 
24Christopher Williams18863 
25Patrick Kengsoontra18603 
26Angel Spielvogel18333 
27Mario Pineda-Bermudez18203 
28Dereck Laureano20092.5 
29Patrick Sciacca20072.5 
30WFM Karen Hoshino19112.5 
31Yanira Rivera Negron18332.5 
32Mathew Jiang18312.5 
33Alex Chu18282.5 
34Alan Chen18212.5 
35Leo Chang18132.5 
36Yogya Koneru18062.5 
37Sasha Creighton19842 
38Adam Kostrinsky19812 
39Nirav Natha18302 
40Noshir Patel18132 
41Tyler Schmuggerow18122 
42Saharsh Shetty18231.5 
43Arav Goldstein18201.5 
44Smayan Ammasani18131.5 
45Amin Samani18381 
46Zachary Snively18380.5 

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