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WV Senior Championship

A very dedicated group of six chess players braved the elements and the proximity to Christmas to play the 5th WV Senior Open.
The First place winner was defending champion Ed Garner. Second Place went to John Roush. Third Place winner was Markle Butcher. 
The Over 60 and Over 70 class Prize of $100 dollars each was donated by Jim Reszler. The Over 70 award went to Dave Bruner. The over 60 prize went to John Roush. 

USCF Crosstable

WV Scholastic League

Here is the announcement for the 2019 WV Scholastic Chess League. Team play is on January 19 and 26. The individual tournament is on February 9.

There will be an announcement forthcoming for the 50th WV Scholastic Chess Championships on March 24 once the details are finalized.

Marvin “Joe” Barker

We are sad to announce that Marvin R. Barker, Jr., known as Joe to most of us, has passed away.

Joe Barker’s visitation will be Friday, October 5, 2018 at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, 1118 Virginia Street East, Charleston at 1 pm. Service to follow at 2 pm.

Game from Senior Invitational Tournament

Here is one of Ed Garner’s games from the Senior Invitational Tournament held during the summer. Ed had the advantage in the opening, but let it slip. His opponent then made a mistake in a winning endgame and the game ended in a draw.

2017-2018 Final Grand Prix Standings

Final Standings
Events Included:
80th WV State Championship
25th Parkersburg Homecoming
Clarksburg Open
18th Mountaineer Open
2018 WV Action Championship

 1. Sam Timmons       64.84  $200
 2. Edward Garner     44.00  $150
 3. Robert Canary     43.75  $125
 4. Benjamin Good     27.50  $100
 5. David Hundley     25.42  $100
 6. Daniel Preece     24.92
 7. Mike Baker        19.00
 8. Mike Price        17.00
 9. Lewis Sanders     16.67
10. David Hines       15.58
11. Markle Butcher    12.00
12. David Bruner      11.58
13. John Roush        11.50
14. Jimmy Fuller      10.00
    Samuel Rhodes     10.00
    Keith Lilly       10.00
17. Sefus Ellis        9.67
18. Dan Cady           8.58
19. David Comer        8.50
20. Craig Timmons      8.00
21. Joe Craddock       7.50
    Anthony Francis    7.50
23. Mike Felton        6.00
24. Lee Gustafson      5.75
25. Rich Greathouse    5.00
    Tyrone McNeely     5.00
27. Robert Wells       4.50
28. James Reszler      3.50
29. Lawrence Iorio     1.00
    Philip Arabia      1.00

2018 Business Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the 2018 WVCA Business Meeting can be found here: 2018 WVCA Business Meeting Minutes.

The most notable topic was the removal of the Bulletin Editor and At-Large Member from the Board of Directors. The WVCA Bulletin is not what it was in the days before the Internet, and we have had a hard time getting content and a willing editor. Considering that the information was available on the website, the time to retire the WVCA Bulletin has come.

Other points of interest are that $1000 from the Ripley Chess Club will be added to the 2018-2019 Grand Prix, and John Roush and Bob Greer have been made Honorary Life Members of the WVCA for their support in directing tournaments over the years.