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The Planet Earth Chess Champions

The NBCC is the proud host of the prestigious annual Planet Earth Chess Championship.


2018 Open: Rajesh Shanmugasundaram and Nelson Castaneda, U1800: Roger Bassette
2017 Open: Joseph Bihlmeyer, U1600: Laxma Dendi
2016 Open: Richard Bauer, U1600: Ruthvik Ayyagari
2015 Open: Nelson Castaneda, U1600: Jonathan Needham
2014 Open: Richard Bauer, U1600: Robert Cyr and Allan Vega
2013 Open: Michael Pascetta, U1600: John Twombley
2012 Open: Nelson Castaneda and Derek Meredith, U1600: Robert Kozlowski and Michael Javier
2011 Open: Nelson Castaneda and Dennis Prawira, U1500: Jerry Aiyathurai and Christopher Lomeli