Mike Lewis, a chess player and former teacher at East Bank High School, passed away in Pensacola, Florida on Sunday, February 11, 2018.
There is an open 4 round G/60 tournament in Saint Albans on Saturday, February 17, in conjunction with the WVSCA Individual Championship. See the details here.
Date: March 17, 2018
Site: Bridgeport Conference Center, 300 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport, WV 26330
Sections: K-3, K-5, K-8, K-12
Format: 4 round Swiss System (5 if necessary for K-8 and K-12)
Time Control: K-3/K-5 G/30 d5; K-8/K-12 G/45 d5
Entry Fee: $25 by 3/10, $30 afterwards. Advance registration required.
Check In: 7:45-8:30
Prizes: Team and individual trophies. K-12, K-8, and top female will be nominated to the Denker, Barber, and NGIT national tournaments of champions.
Online Registration: http://www.wvsca.com/registration
See flyer for more details and entry form.
Ed Garner, Mike Baker, and Markle Butcher (2.5/3) tied for first at the 10th Bridgeport Library tournament. 24 players competed in the event, held on February 3.
The West Virginia Scholastic Chess Association is pleased to announce the beginning of the chess league for 2018. The WVSCA will manage the chess league and the United States Chess Federation (USCF) will rate the games. The matches will be held at Saint Francis Elementary School Parish Center, St. Albans, WV. Team match dates are January 20 and 27. The individual championship will be February 17. Details and entry form are available at https://wvsca.com/18league.pdf.
18 players competed in the 2017 WV Senior Championship. Peter Snow of Virginia won the tournament with 4.5/5. David Hines and Ed Garner, who scored 3.5/5, are the 2017 WV Senior Champions.
30 players competed in the Fall Open and Scholastic at St. Francis of Assisi in Saint Albans. The Open Section was won by Sam Timmons with 2.5/3, while the Scholastic Section was won by Natasha Rousseau with 4/4.
12 players competed in the Concord Southern Open on November 18, 2017 in Beaver. Mike Baker won the event with 3.5/4, with Sam Timmons and Dave Hundley just behind at 3.
The prize fund for the 2017-2018 Grand Prix will include a $500 donation from the Ripley Chess Club. Additionally, the top three finishers will receive $20, $10, and $5 per event, respectively. Any tournament organizer wishing to host a Grand Prix event should submit the request to the WVCA more than 30 days prior to the event. There is no longer a $10 event fee required of the organizers.
Grand Prix Event Schedule:
WVCA Action Championship – TBD, Mount Nebo
Mid-Ohio Valley Open – Aug 19, Parkersburg
2018 WV State Championship – Sept 8-9, 2018, Ripley
Nine youngsters competed in the 2017 WV Junior Championship on September 30 at Notre Dame High in Clarksburg. Omkar Yadav won all 3 games and is the 2017 WV Junior Champion. Four adults showed up to have an open event, with three of the four tied at 2/3.