Bridgeport Library #9

Date: April 1, 2017
Site: Bridgeport Public Library, 1200 Johnson Avenue, Bridgeport, WV 26330
Format: 3 Round Swiss, G/40 no delay
Registration: Noon to 12:15pm, Preregistering is encouraged.
Rounds: 12:30-ASAP
Entry Fee: $15 for Rated; Free for Unrated.
Unrated: Non-USCF members only
Rated: Open all current and past USCF members
Prizes: Trophy to top Individual in each section. An award to top female in each section. Winner of rated section to receive top prize of a prize fund of 85% of entry fees. A pepperoni rolls, chips, water provided to each participant.
Entries: Harrison County Chess Club, c/o Robert L. Greer, P. O. Box 4338, Clarksburg, WV 26302. Make checks payable to “Harrison County Chess Club”
Info: Email: Phone: 304-641-9241
Misc: No Smoking. USCF membership required in Rated Section (available onsite).
Sponsored & Organized by Harrison County Chess Club

Entry Form

Harrison County Championship

32 players (10 open, 22 scholastic) competed in the Harrison County Championship, held on February 25, 2017 at Lincoln High School in Shinnston. Ed Garner won the open section with 3 points, and half the field (!) tied for second with 2.5. Elias Garden swept the scholastic section with a perfect 4-0.

USCF Crosstable

2016 – 2017 Grand Prix Standings

Events Included:
2017 Winter Open
2016 National Chess Day
17th Mountaineer Open

 1. Sam Timmons           29.88
 2. Nicholas Palmer       22.72
 3. Nikhilesh Kunche      17.00
 4. John Roush            15.75
 5. John Sefton           15.25
 6. Markle Butcher	  11.50
    David Bruner	  11.50
 8. James Reszler          9.50
 9. Parker Benson          8.00
    Nathaniel Palmer       8.00
11. David Hundley          7.00
12. Michael Felton         6.00
    David Hines            6.00
14. Charles McCallister    5.75
15. Richard Holsberry      4.75
    Douglas Snuffer        4.75
17. Richard Greathouse     3.50
    Preston Male           3.50
    William Kropp          3.50

Harrison County Open/Scholastic

Date: February 25, 2017
Site: Lincoln High School Cafeteria, 100 Jerry Toth Drive, Shinnston, WV 26431
Format: 4 round Swiss System, G/45 d/5
Sections: Open, K-12
Registration: 9-9:30
Rounds: 10-ASAP
Entry Fee: $10 in advance by mail, $15 at site
Prizes: Scholastic – Trophies to 1st-4th, Top Girl, and Top Team; Open – 75% of entry fees returned as cash prizes
Other: Sets and boards provided, bring clocks. Consider bringing a sack lunch.

Harrison County Championship Entry Form

Winter Open

Date: February 18, 2017
Site: St. Francis of Assisi, 1023 6th Ave, Saint Albans, WV
Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/60 d/5
Registration: 9-9:45
Rounds: 10-12:30-3-5:30
Sections: Open, U1600
Entry Fee: $25
Prizes: $100-75-50, U1600 $50-25
Info: Craig Timmons,

A WVCA Grand Prix Event.

17th Mountaineer Open

The 17th Mountaineer Open was held Saturday, January 14, at the WVU Mountainlair. Proceeds after prizes ($220 plus canned goods) were donated to Empty Bowls of Monongalia County. 21 players competed in the Open Section, which was won by Josh Matti. 9 players competed in the rated scholastic section, won by Matthew Ellis. Special thanks to Viraat Das, a Morgantown High student, who organized the event.

Coverage from the Dominion Post:

USCF Crosstable

2017 WV Action Championship

A WVCA Grand Prix Event.
Date: June 10, 2017
Site: Jackson County Public Library, 208 N Church St, Ripley, WV 25271
Format: 6 Round Swiss System, G/30 no delay
Registration: 9-9:45
Rounds: 10-11:15-1-2:15-3:30-4:45
Entry Fee: $25
Prizes (b/20): $125-75, U1900 $50, U1500/Unrated $50.
Entries: John Roush, 114 Chloe Drive, Ripley, WV 25271. Make checks payable to Ripley Chess Club.
Info:, 304-550-4103
Misc: No Smoking, ADA facility.
WVCA membership required for in-state players.

2017 Action Championship Entry Form

3rd WV Senior Championship

The 2016 edition of the WV Senior Championship was held December 17-18, 2016. 18 players competed from 4 states at the Comfort Suites in Bridgeport. The event was combined into one section, which was won by Peter Snow of Virginia and Sam Timmons of Saint Albans. The senior title went to John Roush, who was 1/2 point back from Snow and Timmons.