The latest bulletin can be downloaded here.
Congratulations to John Roush, who is a winner of the US Chess Outstanding Career Achievement Award. Also notable is Former US Senator Jay Rockefeller, who was named as Special Friend of US Chess. See the full announcement at uschess.org.
Well, since your webmaster won the chess tournament today, perhaps we’ll go back to being the WV Chess Association. Hope you enjoyed April 1.
The WVCA has decided after 76 years of playing this futile game, that we should try and simplify things a bit. To that end, we are now a checkers organization! All hail Marion Tinsley.
We’ll have our last hoorah at chess today at the Bridgeport Library at noon.
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!
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.
Bill Rice of Elkins has passed away. He was an active member of the Elkins Chess Club and competed in the 2013 State Championship held in Elkins.
William Hargett “Bill” Rice, 69, and a resident of Elkins, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at his home, of cancer.
The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Belington Public Library, 510 Elliot Ave., Belington, WV 26250 or to the West Virginia Regional History Collection, 1549 University Ave., Morgantown, WV 26505, in memory of Bill. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for William Hargett “Bill” Rice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.
Obituary courtesy of The Inter-Mountain.
The business meeting of the WVCA was held September 3, 2016 before the first round of the State Championship. Two things of note: the Ripley Chess Club is donating $250 to the Grand Prix prize fund and the format and date for the State Championship is no longer fixed.
These are the requirements for the State Championship going forward:
– 5 rounds or longer
– G/75 or longer
– Held between August 1 and October 31
The 2017 State Championship will be held in Mt. Nebo, just outside of Summersville. Expect a 2-day 5-round event with a shorter time control for rounds 1 and 2.
The 2017 Action Championship will be held in Ripley.
President – John Roush
Vice President – James Fields
Secretary-Treasurer – Ben Good
Bulletin Editor – Mike Baker
At-Large Member – David Bruner
Delgate to USCF – Lewis Sanders, Charles McCallister alternate
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?
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