Monthly Archives: October 2017

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

2017 Fall Open and Scholastic

Date: November 25, 2017
Location: St. Francis of Assisi, 1023 6th Ave, Saint Albans, WV 25177

Open Tournament – WVCA Grand Prix
Sections: Open, Under 1600
Format: 4 Round Swiss System
Time Control: G/60 d5
Registration: 9-9:45
Rounds: 10-12:30-3-ASAP
Entry Fee: $25
Prizes b/16: Open $100-75-50, U1600 $50-25
Entry Form

Scholastic Tournament
Sections: 700+, Under 700
Format: 3 or 4 Round Swiss System depending on entries
Time Control: U700 G/30 d5, 700+ G/45 d5
Registration: 8-8:45
Rounds: 9-ASAP
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes: Trophies to top 3 in each section
Entry Form

Concord Southern Open

Date: November 18, 2017
Site: Erma Byrd Higher Education Center, 300 University Drive, Beaver, WV 25813
Format: 4 Round Swiss System
Sections: Open, Unrated
Time Control: G/60 d5
Registration: 9-9:45
Rounds: 10-12:15-3-5:15
Entry Fee: $25 Open, $10 Unrated
Prizes: $$ based on entries
Other: No byes last round