DATE:         Saturday, April 7, 2018

SPONSOR: Wake Tech Community College (WTCC), WTCC Chess Club, and WTCC Student Government Association

LOCATION:        WTCC, North Campus, Building D, Room 360. Address: 6600 Louisburg Road, Raleigh, NC 27616 (just north of I-540, exit 18). Park in any lot.

REGISTRATION: Open to all North Carolina post-secondary students. Must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary public or private educational institution (two- or four-year) as an undergraduate or graduate student. Also open to NC residents currently enrolled in a college out of state. Must be a current United States Chess Federation (USCF) member. USCF membership can be renewed or purchased on site with credit card (arrive early).

FORMAT: 3-round Swiss in two sections—Championship and U1400 Candidates

TIME CONTROL: G/60, d5 for both sections. Players may request one half-point bye before round 1.

EQUIPMENT:  Some clocks/sets will be available. Players who have sets and clocks should bring them.

ROUND TIMES: 9:30 AM, 12:15 PM, and 2:30 PM. Round 3 may begin earlier.

ENTRY FEE: $10 for players in either section, cash only, payable on site. Lunch will be provided for all participants. Must be present by 9:15 to be paired for round 1.

PRIZES:  Open $125-$75-$50 for U1600. Candidates $75-$50-$25. Based on 20 entries. Trophy to Open winner and title of North Carolina Collegiate Chess Champion 2018.

CONTACT: Dean Furbish (, 919-747-0040) or Mike Tedder (, 919-816-6109)