I recently received the game files from the 78th WV State Championship. They can be downloaded here. I won’t swear to the accuracy of a few of these games. Some of you are much better chess players than writers!
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.
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: email@example.com Phone: 304-641-9241
Misc: No Smoking. USCF membership required in Rated Section (available onsite).
Sponsored & Organized by Harrison County Chess Club
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.
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
It is with deepest condolences that we announce the passing of Marjorie Greer, Robert Greer’s mother. Her obituary can be found at burnsidefuneralhome.com.
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
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.
Date: February 18, 2017
Site: St. Francis of Assisi, 1023 6th Ave, Saint Albans, WV
Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/60 d/5
Sections: Open, U1600
Entry Fee: $25
Prizes: $100-75-50, U1600 $50-25
Info: Craig Timmons, firstname.lastname@example.org
A WVCA Grand Prix Event.
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:
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
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: email@example.com, 304-550-4103
Misc: No Smoking, ADA facility.
WVCA membership required for in-state players.
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.