2013.03.24 -- Congratulations to Sam Timmons, Jay Sheth, Rushik Patel, Ayden Hoover, and Justin Barker for their winning performances at the scholastic state championship. Sam, Jay, and Rushik won their sections outright, while Ayden and Justin tied for 1st in the K-3 section.
2013.03.07 -- The announcement for the 75th WV State Championship has been posted. Two of the motels in Elkins are already filled for Labor Day. The manager of the Holiday Inn Express, the tournament site, is reserving 10 rooms for chess players. Call 304-630-2266 and mentioned the chess tournament to reserve your room.
2013.02.09 -- Here are some announcements from the WVSCA regarding the scholastic champions' tournaments: Barber (K-8) rules - Denker (K-12) rules - National Girls Invitational information.
2013.01.06 -- Happy new year, everyone. This year's scholastic chess league is about to begin at the usual location at St. Francis of Assisi in Saint Albans. The team dates are 1/12, 1/26, and 2/2. The individual championship is on 2/23. See www.wvsca.com for more information.
2012.09.28 -- The game scores from the State Championship have been added to the database.
2012.09.03 -- Mark Hathaway and John Roush are the new state champions. They each finished with 3 wins and 3 draws to claim the title. It was a very strong event, with all six of the active WV experts in attendance. 17 players in total competed at Cedar Lakes in Ripley. The crosstable will be posted when available.
2012.08.30 -- Looking forward to seeing everyone at the 74th WV State Championship this weekend in Ripley. The eight pre-entries so far are Ben Good (2018), Grant Perks (2016), Dave Hines (1923), Lewis Sanders (1917), Mike Felton (1711), Jim Fields (1688), Galen Miller (1339), and Charles McCallister (1031).
2012.07.01 -- Congratulations to the 2012 WV Action Champions, Mark Hathaway and Advait Patel.
2012.06.02 -- Special thanks to Charles McCallister for hosting the inaugural Peter Dupuy Memorial at Cedar Lakes in Ripley. The prize fund and grand prix points brought tough competition, including GM Alex Shabalov.
2012.03.18 -- Congratulations to Sid Parhi for winning the High School Championship and Tom Magar for winning the Morgantown Spring Open. Be sure to check out the upcoming Peter Dupuy Memorial on June 2 with $3500 guaranteed prizes.
2012.01.04 -- Happy new year, everyone! Check out the Upcoming Events at the top of the page to see the announcements for the Jan 15 event in Clarksburg and the Mar 17 scholastic championship in Institute.
2011.11.01 -- The 2012 KVSCL is approaching soon. For information about the upcoming scholastic league, see the flyer here.
2011.09.06 -- David Saville and Ben Good finished with 4.5/6 and are the 2011 WVCA Co-Champions. Klaus Pohl of SC finished with 5.5 to take first place.
2011.08.31 -- For those looking for a place to stay at the state tournament this weekend, the two closest are Fairfield Inn (304-343-4661, rates are $114 plus tax and other stuff) and Best Western (304-345-9779, rates are about $100 including tax, etc.). John Roush checked this morning (Wed.) and both had rooms available. As these places are about a mile or so from the tournament site & you would likely have to drive back and forth anyway, you might check on other motels. There are lots of them in Charleston and you might get a better deal, i.e. lower rate, elsewhere.
We are also planning to have a speed tournament on Sunday night at 8 pm. It will be unrated & have a modest ($5) or no entry fee.
2011.08.31 -- We have seven paid pre-entries in the "open" at the present: Dave Saville, Ben Good, Chris Que, David Hines, James Fields, Advait Patel, and Mike Felton. We have two paid pre-entries in the "junior" at present: Advait Patel & Chris Simoni. In addition, Sam "the non-castler" Timmons has confirmed his intention to participate and perhaps Sam Walker-Matthews as well.