The Triangle Area Chess Open is a long-running Raleigh tournament that is now back on NC State's campus. 2019 Dates:

January 19 - February 9 - March 23 - April 13 - May 18 - June 15 - July 13 - August 3 - September 14 - October 12 - November 9 - November 30

Next Date: TACO 92 on March 23rd, 2019

Location: Witherspoon Student Center (2810 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606), Room 126. Any parking marked "9-5, M-F" is free on the weekend.

Format: 3-round Swiss System, Time Control g/75;d5. Roughly 10 to 12 player sections; organizer reserves right to adjust section sizes.

Round Times: 10:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:20 PM.

Registration: Entry fee is $20, $5 more on site if not preregistered by 11:59 PM day before tournament. Same-day registration ends at 9:45 so we can start the tournament on time; any registrations after that may have a first round bye. All pre-registered players will be paired and clocks started; please notify tournament director if you are not going to play. Entry fee also payable online.

Prizes: $720 based on 48 entries: 1st, 2nd, and class prizes in each section.

Byes: One half-point bye available; request before round 1.


Gordan Ray, Wilson Chess Academy


Henry Hopson, Chess Team at NC State