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Diego Zilleruelo wins NC Open Championship 2022

The 2022 NC Open was held over Thanksgiving Weekend from 25-27 November 2022 in Charlotte, NC, USA. The NCO featured a $11,000 prize fund and was played in 8 US Chess rated sections: Championship (1900+), U1900, U1700, U1500, U1300 and U1100. The event was running alongside the 2022 US Masters, a national event that featured the top players in the Americas. 

Diego Zilleruelo won the main NC Open Championship (U2200 rating section). Zilleruelo scored 5.5 points to be the sole Winner of the event and pocketed the money prize of 1000$. Vishnusankar Jonnalagadda was second with 5 points and Emmanuel Carter and Sritej Sattaru tied for the third place with 4.5 points each. Scroll down for final rankings

Jay Sarchwill won the U1900 tournament with the score of 5.5 points. Satchwill won the winner’s plaque and the money prize of 800$. Dean Bowler and Kabilesh Yuvaraj tied for second scoring 5 points each. David Schmitz and Annika Moorjani tied for the first place of the U1700 Championship and won 600$ prize (each). Kishan Karthigeyan was third with 5 points. Three players tied for first in the U1500 tournament: Henry Hui, Sridattha Kukkadapu and Raymond Tu equally sharing the prize of 1300$ in three parts (433$ each). Brian Remhoff was the Winner of the U1300 event with score of 5.5 points and won the prize of 600$. Kritarth Mishra, Norbert Obendorfer and Aaryav Sasha tied for second place with 5 points each. Shreyas Krishnan and Jonah Nus scored 5.5 points (each) to tie for the Winners title in the U1100 section while four players tied for bronze: Aarna Gupta, Jairaj Desai, Ryan Huang and Joshua Daugherty. John Wanamaker and Khabir Muhammad scored 4 points each to top the U800 category and Sahithi Sharma and Bryan Tran scored 4 points tying for the top of the U400 section.

NC Open 2022 – Photo by Charlotte Chess Center

Final rankings – 2022 NC Open Championship:


# Name Rating Total Prize
1 Diego Zilleruelo 2124 5.5 $1000 + Plaque
2 Vishnusankar Jonnalagadda 1938 5 $500 – 2nd
3 Emmanuel Carter 2208 4.5 $300 – 3rd
4 Sritej Sattaru 2012 4.5 $400 – U2050
5 Thomas Kung 2267 4 $50 – 4th
6 Bob Holliman 2200 4 $50 – 4th
7 Tony Bergida 2076 4 $50 – 4th
8 Michael Wang 2056 4 $50 – 4th
9 Roshan Sethuraman 2025 4 $200 – 2nd U2050
10 Benjamin Snodgrass 2187 3.5  
11 Jason McKinney 2126 3.5  
12 FM John Oyeyemi Fawole 2110 3.5  
13 WFM Uthra Pakkirisamy 2037 3.5  
14 Jacob Stoll 2018 3.5  
15 Asha Kumar 1975 3.5  
16 Arjun Srinivasan 1926 3.5  
17 Sanjay Kumar 1925 3.5  
18 Akshat Suresh 1915 3.5  
19 Mark Tulchinskiy 1910 3.5  
20 Aditya Ramkumar 1864 3.5  
21 Rahul Ramesh 1980 3  
22 Marius Cutitaru 1917 3  
23 Kevin Kellinsky-Gonzalez 1916 3  
24 Christopher Williams 1886 3  
25 Patrick Kengsoontra 1860 3  
26 Angel Spielvogel 1833 3  
27 Mario Pineda-Bermudez 1820 3  
28 Dereck Laureano 2009 2.5  
29 Patrick Sciacca 2007 2.5  
30 WFM Karen Hoshino 1911 2.5  
31 Yanira Rivera Negron 1833 2.5  
32 Mathew Jiang 1831 2.5  
33 Alex Chu 1828 2.5  
34 Alan Chen 1821 2.5  
35 Leo Chang 1813 2.5  
36 Yogya Koneru 1806 2.5  
37 Sasha Creighton 1984 2  
38 Adam Kostrinsky 1981 2  
39 Nirav Natha 1830 2  
40 Noshir Patel 1813 2  
41 Tyler Schmuggerow 1812 2  
42 Saharsh Shetty 1823 1.5  
43 Arav Goldstein 1820 1.5  
44 Smayan Ammasani 1813 1.5  
45 Amin Samani 1838 1  
46 Zachary Snively 1838 0.5