24th Annual Parkersburg Homecoming

Twenty players participated in the 24th Annual Parkersburg Homecoming tournament. Grant Perks from Ohio was the winner at 4-0, with Mike Felton just behind him at 3.5.

1st: Grant Perks, Thornville, Ohio.
2nd: Michael Felton, Grafton
3rd, tie: David Hines, Wiley Ford; John Everett Roush, Ripley; Lewis Sanders, Charleston.
Under 1800: Matthew Campbell, Morgantown.
Under 1300: Charles McCallister, Ripley.

Non-Rated Results:
1st: Gavin Yost, Davisville
2nd: Anthony Jenkins Walker

Crosstable

Missing Pieces Charity Tournament

A charity chess tournament is taking place in September in Summersville. Proceeds will benefit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Former state champion Ben Good will play blitz games for charity and a simultaneous exhibition may also be held.

Date: September 24, 2016
Site: Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park, Summersville
Format: G/30 Single Elimination
Details: https://www.facebook.com/MissingPiecesCharity

2016 National Chess Day

Date: October 8, 2016
Location: St. Francis of Assisi, 1023 6th Ave, Saint Albans
Sections:
Open – 4SS G/60 d/5
Scholastic 700+ – 3RR Quad G/45 d/5
Scholastic U700 – 3RR Quad G/30 d/5
Scholastic Unrated – 3-4SS G/30 d/5
Registration: Open 9-9:45, Scholastic 8-8:45
Rounds: Open 10-12:30-3-5:30, Scholastic Rated 9-ASAP, Scholastic Unrated 9-10:15-11:30-12:45
Entry Fee: Open $25, Scholastic Rated $10, Scholastic Unrated $5
Prizes:
Open – $$b/16: $100-75-50, U1600 $50-25
Scholastic Rated – $20 to each Quad winner
Scholastic Rated – 1 year USCF membership to top 2 plus trophies and medals

2016 National Chess Day Flyer/Entry Form

WV Action Championship Results

22 players from across the state and neighboring Maryland and Pennsylvania competed in the typically wild and crazy Action Championship. The fireworks were plenty with multiple upsets, time scrambles, and even a queen-and-knight-extra stalemate.

After the dust settled, Lewis “Crafty” Sanders emerged unscathed with 4 wins and 2 draws. The birthday boy, Ben Good, was just behind him at 4 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss. Special thanks to Mrs. Good for a birthday surprise of chess-themed cupcakes between rounds 4 and 5.

Cupcakes

The full crosstable can be found here.

2015 – 2016 Grand Prix Standings

After 5 events, Lewis Sanders is leading the 2015 – 2016 Grand Prix.

Events included:
2015 National Chess Day, 2015 St. Francis Fall Open, 2015 WV Senior Open, 2016 Winter Open, 2016 Action Championship

 1. Lewis Sanders       45.58
 2. Dan Cady            36.67
 3. Markle Butcher      34.92
 4. Joseph Baker        33.33
 5. John Roush          30.58
 6. David Bruner        29.33
 7. Ed Garner           27.17
 8. Boyd Reed           18.58
 9. Nikhilesh Kunche    14.75
10. James Fuller        13.00
11. Charles McCallister 12.00
12. Bill Haynes         11.50
13. Sam Timmons         11.25
14. Mike Felton         11.00
    Marvin Boyce        11.00
16. David Hundley       10.50
17. Surya Perla          8.00
18. Ben Good             7.50
19. Bob Canary           6.67
    Marty Clevenger      6.67
21. Edward Shade         6.50
22. Mayor Bob            6.33
23. Anthony Francis      6.00
24. Jim Fields           5.00
    Ryan Ward            5.00
    Chris Greer          5.00
27. Miller Bushong       3.33
    Tyler Barnhart       3.33
29. Alex Chouinard       1.67

24th Annual Parkersburg Homecoming Chess Tournament

WVCA Grand Prix Event
Date: August 21, 2016
Location: Parkersburg Municipal Building, 2nd & Market Streets
Format: 4 Round Swiss System, G/60 d/5.
2 Sections: Open, Non-Rated
Time: Registration ends 9-9:45. Rounds 10-12:45-3-5:15.
Byes: One 1/2-pt Bye available in Rds. 1-3 (request required prior to Rd. 1).
Entry Fee: Open – $15 postmarked by 8/15, $20 at site. Non-Rated – $10
Prizes: Open – Trophy to First, $$ Based on Entries. Non-Rated – Trophies to 1st and 2nd.
Entries/Information: Patrick Kelly, 104 Iroquois Dr., Marietta, OH 45750, (740) 374-0538, pkelly03@sprynet.com
Wheelchair accessible.

78th WV State Championship

Date: September 3 – 5, 2016
Format: 6 Round Swiss System
Location: WVSSPA Building, 1610 Washington Street East, Charleston, WV 25311
Registration: 9 – 10:30 am
Rounds: Saturday 11-5, Sunday 9-3, Monday 9-3
Time Control: 35/90 d/5, SD/60
Byes: Maximum two per player. Half point bye requests must be made prior to start of tournament
Entry Fee: $40 by 8/20, $50 at site (Make checks payable to Charleston Chess Club.)
Prizes: $900 b/20: $300-150, U1900 $100-50, U1600 $100-50, U1300 $100-50. Trophy to top WVCA member and resident.
Contact: John Everett Roush; jroush@wvsspa.org; 1-304-550-4103
Annual WVCA business meeting Saturday at 9am. No smoking. Wheelchair accessible. WVCA membership required, other states accepted for out-of-state players.