North Carolina

K-12 Chess Championship

February 10-12, 2023 · Raleigh

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The NC K-12 Chess Championship is the BIGGEST Chess event annually in North Carolina.

We’re setting up for a record 900 players this year. Players will range in ability from first time tournament player to Chess Master! We have over 350 prizes for all different ability levels giving individual players, even new players, of varying skill the chance to trophy. This event is a dual Individual and Team event — meaning everyone registers individually but if you get 4 or more players from your school in your section then you can also have a chance at team trophies too!

Who: All North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 chess players! If you can make checkmate then you are encouraged to play.

Where: Raleigh Convention Center, 500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

When: February 10-12, 2023


Friday, February 10 
7-9pm Blitz Side Event, 10 Rnds. G/5 d5

Saturday, February 11
9am-7pm Main Event, grades 2 to 12
9am-6pm Main Event, pre-K to grade 1*

Sunday, February 12
9am-7pm Main Event, grades 2 to 12
*Note: Pre-K to grade 1 players have option to play in K-2 section on Sunday.

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500 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

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421 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

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(919) 272-8017