Category Archives: Upcoming

Upcoming Tournaments

Mid-Ohio Valley Open

A West Virginia Chess Association Grand Prix Event

Due to a budget shortfall, the Parkersburg Homecoming will not be holding events on Sunday. The tournament site and name for the Parkersburg Homecoming chess tournament has been changed as a result. This is the 25th year for the event.

Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017
Site: The Blennerhassett Hotel, 320 Market St., Parkersburg, WV 26101
Format: 4 Round Swiss System, G/60 d/5
Schedule: Registration: 9-9:45
Rounds: 10-12:45-3-5:15
Byes: Maximum one half-point bye per player in rounds 1-3. Bye must be requested before the first round.
Entry Fee: Rated: $20 postmarked by 8/14, $25 at site, Non-Rated: $10 (register and pay at the site)
Prizes: Rated: Trophy to 1st & 2nd, $$ Based on Entries, Non-Rated: Trophy to 1st .
Entries: Patrick Kelly, 104 Iroquois Drive, Marietta, OH 45750 (Checks payable to “Patrick Kelly”)
Info: Email: Phone: (740) 374-0538
Misc.: No Smoking. USCF membership (available at the site) required for Rated Section Wheelchair Accessible.
Hotel Rate: $119 Blennerhassett Hotel, Reservations Mgr., Robin Silva 304-865-8650. Reference the MOV Chess Tournament. Rate will be available through the date of the tournament for either Saturday or Sunday.

Mid-Ohio Valley Open Chess Tournament Entry Form

79th WV State Championship

For more information and a list of pre-entries, check out our dedicated page for the event here.

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,
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.

Flyer and Entry Form