Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Norms and Titles Earned at CCCSA Norm Invitationals



The Charlotte Chess Center has organized seven GM/IM norm Invitational events.  Below is the list of FIDE titles and norms earned at these events.

20 norms achieved
3 GM titles, 3 IM titles, 1 WIM title, 3 FM titles achieved


1. March 2016
  • Alexander Velikanov (Wisconsin) earned his final IM norm
  • Michael Brown (California) earned his second IM norm
  • Safal Bora (Michigan) earned his first GM norm
  • Matthew Larson (Missouri) earned the FM title by rating


  • Gauri Shankar (India) earned his fifth IM norm
  • John Ludwig (Florida) earned his first IM norm
  • Tianqi Wang (North Carolina) earned his first IM norm
  • Benjamin Moon (Georgia) earned the FM title by rating

  • Andrew Tang (Minnesota) earned his final GM norm
  • Raja Panjwani (Canada) earned his second GM norm

  • Wesley Wang (New York) earned the FM title by rating
  • Kevin Wang (Maryland) earned his 5th IM norm and the IM title by earning a 2400 rating
  • John Burke (New Jersey) earned his final GM norm
  • Jennifer Yu (Virginia) earned her second IM norm and her second WGM norm

5. March/April 2018

  • No norms achieved



6. June 2018

  • Steven Zierk (California) earned his final GM norm
  • Kassa Korley (Denmark) earned his first GM norm
  • Yoon-Young Kim (Connecticut) earned his first IM norm
  • Brandon Jacobson (New Jersey) earned his first IM norm
  • Carissa Yip (Massachusetts) earned her first IM norm, first WGM norm, and her final WIM norm



  • Tianqi Wang (North Carolina) earned his final IM norm





International Arbiter (IA), FIDE Arbiter (FA), and International Organizer (IO) norms have been awarded to: IA Korey Kormick, IA Rudy Abate, IA Anand Dommalapati, IA/IO Grant Oen, FA Mike Hoffpauir, Peter Giannatos, Walter High, and William Nash.





Tentative Future Schedule
- November 21 - 25, 2018 (Thanksgiving)
- January 17 - 21, 2019 (MLK Weekend)
- April 17 - 21, 2019 (Easter Weekend)
- June 2019 (TBA)
- August 2019 (TBA)
- November 27 - December 1, 2019 (Thanksgiving)





Number of Norm Events played

7 - FM Gauri Shankar

6 - IM Angelo Young, IM Roberto Martin del Campo

5 - GM Tanguy Ringoir, IM Kassa Korley, NM Tianqi Wang

4 - GM Alonso Zapata, GM Steven Zierk, IM Michael Brown, IM Brandon Jacobson, NM Benjamin Moon, NM John Ludwig

3 - GM Andrey Gorovets, GM Ashwin Jayaram, IM Alex Kalikshteyn, IM Farai Mandizha, IM Kevin Wang, IM John Bartholomew

2 - GM Alder Escobar Forero, GM Denes Boros, GM Magesh Panchanathan, IM Alex Ostrovskiy, IM Alexey Diulger, IM Bryce Tiglon, IM David Brodsky, IM David Vigorito, IM Denys Shmelov, IM Felix Ynojosa Aponte, IM Nicolas Checa, IM Safal Bora, IM Titas Stremavicius, IM Vishnuvardhan Arjun, IM Zurab Javakhadze, FM Alexander Velikanov, FM Andrew Hong, FM Annie Wang, FM Christopher Yoo, FM Hans Niemann, FM Jennifer Yu,  FM Robby Adamson, FM Wesley Wang

1 - GM Alex Fishbein, GM Aman Hambleton, GM Andrew Tang, GM Angel Arribas Lopez, GM Denis Kadric, GM Gergely Antal, GM John Burke, GM Niclas Huschenbeth, GM Nikola Nestorovic, GM Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu, GM Vladimir Belous, IM Advait Patel, IM Alejandro Montalvo, IM Alexander Katz, IM Craig Hilby, IM Daniel Gurevich, IM Dean Ippolito, IM Djurabek Khamrakulov, IM Joel Banawa, IM Justin Sarkar, IM Leonardo Valdes Romero, IM Matthew Larson, IM Michael Kleinman, IM Michael Lee, IM Philip Wang, IM Raja Panjwani, IM Rohan Ahuja, IM Vignesh Panchanatham, FM Aaron Jacobson, FM Ali Morshedi, FM Arthur Guo, FM Arvind Jayaraman, FM Balaji Daggupati, FM Carissa Yip, FM Christopher Shen, FM Edward Song, FM Eliot Soo-Burrowes, FM Gary Ng, FM Jacob Furfine, FM Josiah Stearman, FM Justin Paul, FM Justus Williams, FM Malaku Lorne, FM Nikhil Kumar, FM Sanjay Ghatti, FM Yoon-Young Kim, FM Yuanchen Zhang, WIM Ewa Harazinska, NM Aaron Balleisen, NM James Canty, NM Mika Brattain, NM Richard Francisco, Kapish Potula







27 Federations have been represented: Australia, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Belarus, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Spain, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Jamaica, Lithuania, Moldova, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.




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