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: www.wvsca.com, contains directions to Capital High
Questions: Please Contact Kevin Roy at 304-552-4661 or kdroy1960@aol.com

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; jroush@wvsspa.org; 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, greerlaw@aol.com, 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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East KY Chess Club March Tournament

Date: March 19, 2016
Location: Page-3’s Game Zone, 547 North Mayo Trail, Pikeville, KY  41501
Format: 4 round Swiss System, G/45 d/5
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes: 90% of entry fees returned as prizes.
Registration Time: 11:05 Round Times: 11:45-ASAP
Contact Name: Ricky Hamilton ricky.hamilton@gmail.com
Web Sitehttp://eastkychess.weebly.com/
Other Details: Other sections possible based on turnout, ratings, and director discretion.
Driving directions.

New Website Design

Hello everyone! I’ve migrated the website from custom code to the WordPress platform. I hope you’ll all agree that the site is a little bit more readable and it will definitely be easier to maintain. Feel free to leave me feedback at webmaster@wvchess.org.

State Champions Trophy Retired

The rotating State Champions trophy in use since the late 90s has been filled up. It was decided that the player whose name appeared the most times be given the trophy. That was Mark Hathaway – all of his 7 State Championships are represented here.