79th WV State Championship

10 points US Chess Grand Prix
A WVCA Grand Prix Event

Date: September 9-10, 2017
Site: West Virginia Ballroom (aka Shall We Dance?), 17 Wilderness Highway, Mount Nebo, WV 26679
Format: 5 round Swiss System, one open section
Time Control: G/90 d5 (Round 1 G/60 d5)
Registration: 9-9:45
Rounds: Sat 10-1-5, Sun 9-1
Entry Fee: $50 by 9/1, $60 at site
Prizes b/30: $300-200-100, U1900/1600/1300 $130-70, Upset Prize $50.
Entries: WVCA, 444 Ashberry Drive, Flemington, WV 26347
Info: Benjamin Good, 304-476-5402, sectreas@wvchess.org
Hotel Rate: $83. Quality Inn Summersville 304-872-6500. Reserve by 8/26. Ask for WV Chess rate.
Other: WVCA Business Meeting Saturday at 9am. WVCA membership required, other states accepted for out-of-state players.

Inaugural CSCC Chess Tournament

Date: May 13, 2017
Site: Checkmate Scholastic Chess Club, 11557 Huntington Road, Gallipolis Ferry, WV 25515
Format: 4 round Swiss System
Sections: Open G/60 d/5, Scholastic Championship G/45 d/5, Scholastic U700 G/30, Unrated G/30. Sections may be combined based on entries.
Registration: 9-9:45
Rounds: 10-ASAP
Entry Fee: $10 by 5/6, $15 at site. $5 for CSCC members.
Prizes: Open – Cash prizes based on entries; Scholastic – Medals to top 3; 1 year USCF membership to winner of unrated section.
Entries: Brian Adams, 15873 Huntington Road, Gallipolis Ferry, WV 25515.

CSCC Entry Form

4th Peter DuPuy Memorial

20 Points USCF Grand Prix
A WVCA Grand Prix event

Date: June 3, 2017
Site: Benedum Civic Center, 164 W Main St, Bridgeport, WV 26330
Format: 4 Round Swiss System, G/61 d/5
Sections: Open
Entry Fee: $40 by 5/31, $45 at site. $10 discount for under age 21 and under 1000 rating. GM/IM free, $40 deducted from prize.
Prizes: $500-300-200-125-100; U2050 $250-150-100; U1800 $150-100-60; U1600 $100-70-40, U1400 $100-70-40, U1200 $65. Unrated limited to $80. All prizes guaranteed.
Registration: 8:30-9:45
Rounds: 10-1-3:30-6
Entries: Harrison County Chess Club, PO Box 4338, Clarksburg, WV 26301. Make checks payable to Harrison County Chess Club. On-site entries cash only.
Info: Robert L Greer, greerlaw@aol.com, 304-641-9241.
Hotel: Comfort Suites, 285 White Oaks Blvd, Bridgeport, WV 26330. 304-933-3390. $79 (ask for chess rate).

Bridgeport Library #10

Date: May 20, 2017
Site: Bridgeport Public Library, 1200 Johnson Avenue, Bridgeport, WV 26330
Format: 3 Round Swiss System, G/40 no delay
Registration: 12-12:15, preregistration encouraged
Rounds: 12:30-ASAP
Entry Fee: $15 rated, unrated free
Sections: Rated, Unrated
Prizes: Trophy to first in each section. Trophy to top female. 85% of entries to rated winner.
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: greerlaw@aol.com, 304-641-9241
Misc: No smoking. USCF membership required in rated section, available onsite. Pepperoni rolls, chips, and water provided.

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