Raleigh, NC, February 05, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- North Carolina’s largest chess event will be hosted by Chess Achieves in the City of Raleigh from March 1 to 2, 2014. The event will be held in the Raleigh Convention Center. The 2014 NC K-12 Chess Championship will draw over 600 of their young chess players from across the State of North Carolina. Entry in the championship sections is only for students in North Carolina. Over 300 awards for all different age levels and abilities await the winners. The top prize is the title of North Carolina Chess Champion and a $1,500 scholarship. The event has several different sections by grade level. The wide range of tournament sections helps to accommodate different age levels and those new to chess tournaments. First time tournament players and new chess players are welcome and have excellent chances to win their class rating. Additionally, there are chess side events for Adults, Blitz, Bughouse, and a Master Simul. Blitz games are the fast-paced games giving each player only 5 minutes of time to complete an entire game. Bughouse is a fast-paced team of two chess players that work together and share chess pieces. A Master Simul is a where a chess master takes on multiple players at different boards at the same time. Organizers at Chess Achieves are excited and anticipating a tremendous turnout for 2014. Elementary schools have started teaching chess as a low cost and fun way to help kids learn to think and reason; said Bill Clausen from Chess Achieves. Chess programs are found in many top schools as part of the curriculum or in after school programs. To learn more please visit ChessAchieves.com.