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Elite Chess Team


The CCC will provide a subsidized training program for students (17 and under) with ratings over 1500. The CCC's top instructors will lead the instruction to provide regular high level training.


Charlotte Chess Center

10700 Kettering Drive, Unit E

Charlotte, NC 28226



Wednesdays from 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Couple the training with the Wednesday Action Quads event!



  • Peak US Chess regular rating of 1500+

  • Must be active CCC member

  • Must be 17 years old or younger


  • Students must attend 80% of meetings

  • Play at least 1 CCC event a month

  • Wear Elite Chess Team gear when playing in tournaments


  • To increase the number of titled junior players emerging from Charlotte

  • To help subsidize the cost to parents for high level chess training

  • To motivate students to reach their maximum potential

  • To build team spirit and camaraderie between the area's top junior players


The Elite Team will be led by GMs Daniel Naroditsky and Oleksandr Bortnyk who have both extensive playing and coaching experience. Other guest instructors may also join and include: GM Ashwin Jayaram, FM Peter Giannatos, and NM Dominique Myers.


The CCC has partnered with to provide courses to students on the Elite Chess Team. These come at no additional cost to the student and are great resources for self study.

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This program is being subsidized by the CCC. We ask that parents pay a nominal yearly fee as a commitment to the program. The fee includes the weekly training, supplemental materials, and Elite Team gear.

Cost for yearly program beginning in 2024: $200

Enrollment will reopen to new students in January of 2024

If you are interested in joining the team, please email

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