Bridgeport Library #8

Date: June 4, 2016
Site: Bridgeport Public Library, 1200 Johnson Ave, Bridgeport, WV 26330
Format: 3 round Swiss System, G/40 no delay
Registration: 12-12:15pm
Rounds: 12:30-ASAP
Sections: Open, Unrated (non-USCF members only)
Entry Fee: Open $15, Unrated free
Prizes: Trophy to top in each section. Award to top female in each section. Cash prize of 85% of entry fees to winner of Open section.
Advance Entries: Harrison County Chess Club c/o Robert L Greer, PO Box 4338, Clarksburg, WV 26302. Make checks payable to Harrison County Chess Club
Info: Robert L Greer,, 304-641-9241
Other: No smoking. USCF membership required for Open section (available on-site). Sponsored and organized by Harrison County Chess Club.

Flyer with Entry Form

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,
Wheelchair accessible.

1st Annual Capital High Spring Chess Tournament

Date: May 14, 2016
Location: Capital High School, Charleston, WV
Sections: K-5 Unrated, K-5 U700, 6-12 Unrated, K-12 U700, K-12 Championship, Adult
Entry Fee: Adult, K-5 Unr, K-5 U700, 6-12 Unr $5; K-12 U700, K-12 Champ $10
Time Control and Rounds:
K-5 Unr: G/20 d/0; Registration 8-9:45; Rounds 10-11-1
K-5 U700: G/30 d/0; Registration 8-9:45; Rounds 10-11:30-1:30-3
6-12 Unr: G/20 d/0: Registration 8-9:45; Rounds 10-11-1
K-12 U700: G/45 d/0; Registration 8-8:45; Rounds 9-11-1-3
K-12 Champ: G/60 d/0; Registration 8-8:45; Rounds 9-11:15-2-4
Adult: G/20 d/0; Registration 8-9:45; Rounds: 10-11-1
Prizes: Trophies and medals to Scholastic, Certificate for Adults. Perfect score in Adult section wins $25 gift card to Applebee’s (maximum two awarded)
Bring chess clock (if possible), and pen or pencil. Check-in immediately upon entering the school. Coach can check-in whole team.
Website:, contains directions to Capital High
Questions: Please Contact Kevin Roy at 304-552-4661 or

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;; 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.

WV Action Championship

The details for the Action Championship have been confirmed.

Date: June 11, 2016
Site: Comfort Suites, 285 White Oaks Boulevard, Bridgeport, WV 26330
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 by 6/4, $30 at site. WVCA Membership required, other states accepted for out-of-state players
Prize Fund (based on 20 players): $125-75, U1900 $50, U1500/Unrated $50, Trophies to top WVCA member in each section
Entries: Harrison County Chess Club, PO Box 4338, Clarksburg, WV 26302
Information: Robert Greer,, 304-641-9241
Misc.: No smoking, USCF membership required (available on site)
Sponsored & Organized by Harrison County Chess Club

Entry Form

49th WV Scholastic Championship Results

88 players competed in the 49th annual WV Scholastic Championship held in Institute. The WV Scholastic Chess Association organized the event and president Robert L Greer was the chief tournament director.

The high school champion is Parker Benson (3.5/4), who won on tiebreaks over Vishnu Kasireddy and Cody Kropp. Parker will represent WV in the GM Arnold Denker Tournament of High School Champions.

The middle school champion is Nicholas Palmer (4/4). Nicholas will represent WV at the Dewain Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions.

Clare Higgins was the top female finisher and will represent WV at the US Chess National Girls Tournament of Champions.

All three of these events will be held from July 30 to August 2 in Indianapolis during the US Open.


The WV Gazette has also posted a story on the event which can be seen here.

Format for the WV State Championship

The WV State Championship has been a 6 round event held over Labor Day since 1945. Over the past several years, people have mentioned that they cannot keep up with a 3 day event on a holiday weekend. We’d like to get some opinions and possibly propose an amendment to the bylaws for a vote at this year’s tournament. So, what do you say?

What is your preferred format for the WV State Championship?

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