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Grand Prix Standings

2017-2018 Grand Prix Standings

The 2017-2018 Grand Prix will kick off with the Fall Open in Saint Albans on November 25. The prize fund for the 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:
2017 Fall Open – Nov 25, Saint Albans
WVCA Action Championship – TBD, Mount Nebo
Mid-Ohio Valley Open – Aug 19, Parkersburg
2018 WV State Championship – Sept 8-9, 2018, Ripley

2016 – 2017 Final Grand Prix Standings

Sam Timmons won the 2016-2017 Grand Prix in convincing fashion. Sam collects $320 for his efforts, thanks to a $250 donation by the Ripley Chess Club.

Events Included:
2017 Action Championship
2017 Winter Open
2016 National Chess Day
17th Mountaineer Open
4th Peter DuPuy Memorial
Mid-Ohio Valley Open
79th WV State Championship

 1. Sam Timmons          77.88
 2. Ed Garner            47.75
 3. John Roush           35.75
 4. David Bruner         31.08
 5. Omkar Yadav          29.33
 6. Nicholas Palmer      29.05
 7. David Hundley        28.50
 8. John Sefton          27.25
 9. Michael Felton       26.00
10. Charles McCallister  25.50
11. Daniel Preece        23.67
12. Jimmy Fuller         23.33
13. Sefus Ellis          20.83
14. Markle Butcher       20.50
15. Joseph Craddock      19.58
16. Benjamin Good        18.17
17. David Hines          18.00
18. Nikhilesh Kunche     17.00
19. Adam Pell            15.33
20. Craig Timmons        12.50
21. Keith Lilly          11.50
22. Aaron Richardson     11.17
23. James Reszler         9.50
24. Nathaniel Palmer      8.00
    Parker Benson         8.00
26. Lewis Sanders         7.00
27. Lawrence Iorio        6.33
    Robert V Greer        6.33
29. Dan Cady              6.00
30. Gilbert Stone         5.17
31. Douglas Snuffer       4.75
    Richard Holsberry     4.75
33. Vincent Price         4.00
34. Preston Male          3.50
    Richard Greathouse    3.50
36. Cody Kropp            3.50
37. Ryan Fitzwater        2.67

2015 – 2016 Grand Prix Final Standings

Lewis Sanders won the 2015-2016 Grand Prix.

Events included:
2015 National Chess Day, 2015 St. Francis Fall Open, 2015 WV Senior Open, 2016 Winter Open, 2016 Action Championship, 24th Parkersburg Homecoming, 78th WV State Championship

 1. Lewis Sanders       52.83
 2. Nikhilesh Kunche    41.92
 3. David Bruner        41.83
 4. John Roush          37.83
 5. Dan Cady            37.67
 6. Markle Butcher      34.92
 7. Joseph Baker        33.33
 8. James Fuller        28.67
 9. Ed Garner           28.17
10. Mike Felton         27.83
11. Charles McCallister 27.67
12. Armando Lopez       27.17
13. Sam Timmons         22.08
14. Boyd Reed           18.58
15. David Hundley       18.50
16. Marvin Boyce        14.50
17. Bob Canary          14.00
18. Bill Haynes         11.50
19. Surya Perla          8.00
20. Ben Good             7.50
21. Nathaniel Eerenberg  7.33
    Andre Linsky         7.33
23. Tyler Barnhart       6.83
24. Marty Clevenger      6.67
    Daniel Preece        6.67
26. Edward Shade         6.50
27. Mayor Bob            6.33
28. Anthony Francis      6.00
29. Gary Cummings        5.17
30. Jim Fields           5.00
    Ryan Ward            5.00
    Chris Greer          5.00
33. Mike Price           4.92
34. James Olson          3.50
35. Miller Bushong       3.33
36. Alex Chouinard       1.67