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2023-2024 Grand Prix Standings

Standings after 2 events
Events included: Action Championship, 23rd Mountaineer Open

 1. Hardy Gu                   35.90
 2. Lewis F Sanders            29.40
 3. Benjamin M Good            21.00
 4. Luke Garlick               20.00
 5. Cortland Nesley            18.17
 6. Elijah David Schultz       14.33
 7. Markle W Butcher            9.33
 8. David Comer                 9.00
 9. Tristan Marc Bly            7.83
10. David F Hines               7.25
11. John Everett Roush          6.83
12. Sam Timmons                 6.00
    James William Sutherland    6.00
    David Wayne Hundley         6.00
    Christopher Leach           6.00
    William Cole Hutzler        6.00
17. Vishwadhipa Venkata Voore   4.75
18. Lawrence E Iorio            3.50
    Lance Pitrolo               3.50
20. Pushkal Solanki             2.25

WV Scholastic Championship

The WV Scholastic Championship was held March 16, 2024, in Clarksburg. 84 players competed in four sections: K-12, K-8, K-5, and K-3.

The winners were:
K-12 – Tristan Johnston (4/4)
K-8 – Lance Pitrolo (5/5)
K-5 – Hardy Gu (4/4)
K-3 – Julian Schmidt (4/4)

Congratulations to all and we are looking forward to seeing you represent West Virginia in the national events later this year!

Full Standings
USCF Crosstable

WV Scholastic Chess League

The Team portion of the WV Scholastic Chess league is complete. Weberwood Kings took first over Kelsch Budwany on tiebreaks in the K-5 section. The Camden Crusaders dominated the MS/HS section (four of them scored a perfect 6-0!). The USCF crosstable can be found here.

Pictured is the MS/HS winning team, the Camden Crusaders.

WV Junior Championship

John Boylin, our resident championship collector, has added another to his list. John went 4-0 and is now the Junior Champion as well as the Action and overall State Champion. No one has ever held all of these at the same time before! If he could simultaneously be under 21 and over 50 I imagine he’d have all 4 titles.

Landon Leach and Ishaal Patel tied for the beginner section and Markle Butcher won the Friends and Family Section.

USCF Crosstable

WV Senior Championship

21 players competed in the 2023 WV Senior Championship, held in Bridgeport on November 4. Mark Eidemiller from PA won the tournament with a perfect 4/4. Lewis Sanders and David Hines tied for second with 3 points and are the 2023 WV Senior Co-Champions. Lewis will represent WV in the Irwin Tournament of Senior Champions.


USCF Crosstable

2022-2023 Grand Prix Final Standings

Events Included: Action Championship, Chess Day, Concord Southern Open, Mountaineer Open 1/14, Mountaineer Open 4/2, YMCA Spring Open, Clarksburg Open, WV Italian Heritage Open, Thomas Bergquist Memorial

 1. Lewis F Sanders          131.17    $360
 2. John Boylin IV           114.75    $180
 3. Markle W Butcher          60.17     $90
 4. Benjamin M Good           50.50
 5. John Everett Roush        48.65
 6. Sam Timmons               47.07
 7. Hardy Gu                  45.06
 8. David Wayne Hundley       34.83
 9. James A Fuller II         26.83
10. Elijah David Schultz      24.73
11. Cortland Nesley           22.58
12. Josh A Rubino             19.16
13. Pushkal Solanki           18.75
14. Weston James Robarts      18.50
15. Christopher Leach         15.25
16. David Comer               15.09
17. Steven Aguilar            13.50
18. Charles B Adams           13.25
19. Ryan Ward                 12.50
20. Edward A Garner	      12.00
    James William Sutherland  12.00
22. Allen D Farley            11.75
23. Dustin Andrew Booker      11.50
24. John Szasz III            11.00
25. Ryan T VanBibber          10.67
26. Craig Timmons             10.50
27. Caden Neal Eldridge        8.33
28. Gary Denver Cummings       7.50
29. Tristan A Johnston         7.33
30. Max Aiden Aguilar          7.00
    Vishwadhipa Venkata Voore  7.00
32. Cameron H Collins          6.67
33. David F Hines              6.00
    Michael Felton             6.00
35. Luke Garlick               5.75
36. Kenneth Alan Ross          3.50
    Richard Keith Lilly        3.50
    Richard T Holsberry        3.50
    Robert Lawrence Rogers     3.50
40. Noah Hamilton              3.00
41. Brayden Charles Owens      2.25
42. Aditya Jain                1.00
    Meghan Elkins              1.00