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Thomas O. Bergquist 1928-2019

It is with sadness that I announce Tom Bergquist, Secretary-Treasurer of the WVCA for 53 years, passed away early last year. Tom was first elected President of the WVCA in 1959. He moved to the Secretary-Treasurer position in 1960, which he held until 2013. Tom was 90 years old.

Tom, fourth from left, at a reunion dinner in 1996.

Bridgeport Library #15

A record crowd was in attendance for the 15th Bridgeport Library tournament on an extremely warm day for January. 28 players competed in the open and under 1000 sections. Ben Good and Robert Canary tied for 1st in the open section with 2.5/3. Connon McCauley won the under 1000 with a perfect 3-0.

USCF Crosstable

2018-2019 Grand Prix Final Standings

By the slimmest of margins, Mike Baker has won the 2018-2019 Grand Prix. Congratulations!

 1. Joseph Michael Baker       61.00
 2. Lewis Sanders              60.83
 3. Sam Timmons                59.17
 4. Edward Garner              59.00
 5. Markle W Butcher           33.50
 6. David Wayne Hundley        33.24
 7. David Lee Bruner           27.67
 8. Robert Canary              20.58
 9. Brian Lucas                17.83
10. Benjamin Good              17.75
11. Michael Felton             16.75
    Richard Keith Lilly        16.75
13. John Roush                 14.50
14. Dan O'Hanlon               13.67
15. Jimmy Fuller               13.33
16. Marty Clevenger            11.17
17. James Reszler               9.25
18. Brian Lee Cox               9.00
19. Samuel Rhodes               8.17
20. Daniel Preece               6.67
21. Abram John Leyzorek         6.40
22. Aiden Hoeft                 5.67
23. Stephen William Logan       3.50
24. Robert A Wells              3.25
25. Phillip W Setterlund Jr     3.00
26. Mike D Price                2.00
27. Craig Timmons               1.00
    Levi Durfee                 1.00
    Rodney R Adkins             1.00

Events Included:
81st WV State Championship
Parkersburg Homecoming
Beckley Summer Open
WV Action Championship
Clarksburg Open
Concord Southern Open
19th Mountaineer Open

2019 WVCA Business Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the 2019 WVCA Business Meeting can be found here: 2019 WVCA Business Meeting Minutes.

Of particular note is the change in membership dues from $10 to $20 (and $5 to $10 for junior). This is the first membership due change in at least 20 years and was decided based on a desire to increase the Grand Prix prize fund.

If you were paying your dues via PayPal, I have canceled the automatic payments due to the change in price. Anyone wishing to re-establish the automatic payments will need to subscribe again on the website. I apologize for the inconvenience. PayPal would not allow a modification of more than 20% to the existing subscriptions. I will attempt to notify all of the PayPal subscribers via email in the near future.