One of Raleigh's favorite chess tournaments is returning to NCSU.

The TACO will be held in Rm 201 at Witherspoon Student Center on March 31, 2018. 

The address for Witherspoon is 2810 Cates Ave. Raleigh, NC.

Witherspoon Student Center

This is a great venue with 2 spill over areas for game reviews. There are several eateries nearby on Hillsborough Street and at Talley Student Union. Choices of food range from Italian, to Mexican, to Chinese, to Subs, to fast food. Parking is also available in several parking areas nearby.

Sections based on turnout:

Over 40 players: 5 sections

Over 30 players: 4 sections

Over 18 players: 3 sections

Entry Fee:

By March 30th: $20

Onsite Entry Fee: $25

Though it is not required, we ask that if you preregister that you consider paying ahead of time via Paypal. This makes everything run smoother on Saturday morning. Preregistration ends at 11:59 pm on Friday March 30th.

Same day registration ends at 9:35 on the day of the tournament. Anyone who wishes to register after that will have to take a first round bye.  A person may request one (half point) bye before the tournament begins.

Prize Fund: 

Based on a turnout of 40 people will be $620

Based on a turnout of 30 people will be $420

Based on a turnout of 18 people will be $220

Time Control:  G/75;d5


Registration Ends:  9:35 am
Round 1: 10:00 am
Round 2: 1:30 pm
Round 3: 4:00 pm

Contact person: 

Gordan Ray
Wilson Chess Academy