The WVCA was founded in 1941 to foster and promote chess activity in the state of West Virginia.
Max Zavanelli 1946 – 2018
Max Zavanelli, originally from the Wheeling area, has passed away from cancer. Max was the winner of the 1974 WV State Championship tournament, but was ineligible to claim the title as he lived in New York at the time. He was also a Senior International Master in correspondence chess.