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North Carolina's Premier Scholastic Chess Instructional Program



2010 Young Master Chess Summer Camps

12th Annual Young Master Chess Camps are scheduled for 2010 in Charlotte and Chapel Hill!

Registration for the Charlotte camps can be made through Providence Day School.

Registration form for the Chapel Hill camps here.


March 20 Endhaven Tournament Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in the March 20 tournament at Endhaven Elementary! We exceeded all expectations with 125 players and 20 schools represented.

Special thanks to the Endhaven Chess Club and Ballantyne Rotary Club for their assistance and support.

The winning K-3 teams were Selwyn (3rd), Endhaven (2nd) and Hawk Ridge (1st). For the K-5, Selwyn (3rd), Hawk Ridge (2nd) and Endhaven (1st). Smith Academy won 1st in the K-8. See the individual results.

View the photo gallery.


2010 NC State Scholastic Chess Championship Results, Pictures and Video!


Results from the February 27 & 28 NC State Scholastic Chess Championship are in.  Read about the outstanding achievements of Mike & Jessica's students here.

View the photo gallery. Additional pictures here. And a video on the local news.


Chess Life Online Recognizes Mike Klein

Mike Klein's September '09 article "Castling Long Around the World" was awarded 4th place in Chess Life Online's "Best of CLO 2009."

Mike recounts some of the international chess experiences that he encountered while traveling last year - in photo essay form.

Read the article here.


Merci Beaucoup! Chess Players Support Haiti Earthquake Victims

Thank you to players and donors at the January 16th simultaneous benefit exhibition at Myers Park High School.

Your generosity raised $379 in three hours to go directly to S.O.S. Haiti Development Foundation, an organization linked to a Charlotte chess family from Haiti. 

If you would like to contribute directly, you may mail your contribution to: Dr. Saidel Laine, Foundation President, S.O.S. Haiti Development Foundation (SOSHADEF) 18 Samana Drive, Coconut Grove, FL 33133.

Many thanks to the Myers Park High School Chess Team and Joe Biernacki for helping to organize the event.

For a recap of the event:  "Chess Exhibition Raises Funds for Haitian Earthquake Victims," Chess Life Online.

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