Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Norms and Titles Earned at CCCSA Norm Invitationals



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

19 norms achieved
3 GM titles, 2 IM titles, 1 WIM title, 3 FM titles achieved


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

March/April 2018

  • No norms achieved



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


August/September 2018, August 30 - September 3





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

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