2021-2022 Grand Prix Standings

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

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.


51st WV State Scholastic Championship

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!

USCF Crosstable


Charleston Club Update

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!

WV Scholastic League

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.

YMCA Winter Open

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.

USCF Crosstable