25 players competed in the Greater Beckley Open, held on April 9, 2022. Harold Mitchell and Sam Timmons tied for 1st with 3.5/4.
Standings after 3 Events
Events Included: YMCA Fall Open, YMCA Winter Open, Greater Beckley Open
1. Lewis F Sanders 46.00
2. Sam Timmons 37.75
3. Markle W Butcher 27.25
4. Elijah David Schultz 22.90
5. James A Fuller II 19.15
6. James Daniel Preece 14.40
7. John Everett Roush 14.00
8. James William Sutherland 11.00
Joseph Baker 11.00
10. Robert Canary 10.90
11. Gagana Sadineni 10.83
12. Allen D Farley 8.25
13. John Boylin IV 8.00
Richard Allen Marker 8.00
15. Edward A Garner 7.25
16. John G Sefton 6.00
Noah Alexander Stafford 6.00
18. Katherine Ellen King 5.75
Ryan T VanBibber 5.75
Shrihan Acharya Malkaram 5.75
Sohan Kukkillaya 5.75
22. Richard Keith Lilly 3.50
Winfield Scott Thompson 3.50
24. Levi Micah Durfee 2.25
25. Quentin David Ibarra 1.00
Chess Camp with GM Dariusz Świercz
The Huntington-YMCA Chess Club announces Chess Fundamentals with GM Dariusz Świercz
This is a 3-day chess camp with study of strategy, calculations, endgames, and more! June 27, 28, and 29th at the Phil Cline YMCA, 917 Ninth St., Huntington, WV 25701 for the first 20 young people age 12-18. Fee: $100 per student, non-refundable
Registration and Payment or Inquiries: HuntingtonChess@gmail.com
GM Dariusz Świercz (FIDE 2664) is a Polish-American chess Grandmaster. In 2011, Świercz won the World Junior Chess Championship. In 2016 he won the 3rd Millionaire Chess tournament. In 2019 he represented the United States in World Team Championships. He also earned a wildcard spot in the prestigious 2021 Sinquefield Cup.
After a 2 year hiatus, the WV Scholastic Championship returned on April 2 in Clarksburg. 63 players competed in 4 sections (K-12, K-8, K-5, K-3). The winners are:
K-12: Shrihan Malkaram
K-8: John Boylin
K-5: Gagana Sadineni
K-3: Alexandrea VanMeter
Congratulations to the winners. We wish you luck at the national invitational events!
40 players competed in the Harrison County Open and Scholastic on March 5 in Bridgeport. John Roush won the open with a perfect 4-0 and Pushkal Solanki also had a perfect 4-0 in the scholastic section.
The Charleston Chess Club will resume weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 6 pm to 9 pm starting March 2, 2022 at the Dunbar City Hall at 210 12th Street, Dunbar, WV 25064. Hope to see you there!
Roy White of Vienna has died at the age of 79. Roy was a teacher and chess coach for many years. Obituary
The second day of team play for the WV Scholastic League has been changed from January 29 to February 19. The individual event will be rescheduled and should be held before the WV Scholastic Championship on April 2.
29 players competed in the YMCA Winter Open in Huntington, on December 11. The Open Section was a four-way tie for first between John Roush, Lewis Sanders, Sam Timmons, and Markle Butcher. Each scored 3 points. Weston Robarts swept the U1500 section with a perfect 4/4.
Dennis Gogel, 6-time Indiana State Champion, and member of the KY Chess Hall of Fame died November 21, 2021 at the age of 67.