57 players (not including the unrated section) competed in the Mountaineer Open on January 14 at the WVU Mountainlair. John Boylin won the open section with 3.5/4, while seven players tied for second at 3. Christopher Easthom won the Collegiate/Scholastic section with a perfect 4/4.
Category Archives: Results
WV Junior Championship
John Boylin IV is the 2022 WV Junior Champion. John finished with 4/4 in a field of 22 players. Second and third place trophies went to Gagana Sadineni and Micah Barnette, each with 3/4. The beginner class trophies went to Lance Pitrolo, Aditya Jain, and Alexandrea Van Meter, who all scored 3/4. Markle Butcher had a perfect 3/3 in the Friends & Family section. Chris and Landon Leach took home a trophy for their combined parent/child score.
Concord Southern Open
17 players competed in the Concord Southern Open, held on November 5, 2022 in Daniels. Harold Mitchell (pictured on the right) took first place with 3.5/4.
WV Senior Championship
Jimmy Fuller has won his third consecutive WV Senior Championship title! 10 players competed in the event, which was held in Saint Albans. Jim had 2 wins and 2 draws and has qualified to represent WV in the 6th Annual John T. Irwin National Tournament of Senior State Champions.
Lewis Sanders (L) vs Jimmy Fuller (R) in Round 3
83rd WV State Championship
28 players from five states competed in the 83rd WV State Championship, held September 10-11 in Huntington. After 5 rounds of play, Benjamin Good emerged as the clear first with 4.5/5. Lewis Sanders and Andrew Thomas (Ohio) shared 2nd-3rd with 4 points.
1st – Benjamin Good 4.5
2nd-3rd – Lewis Sanders, Andrew Thomas 4.0
U1900 1st-2nd – Kevin Chen, John Boylin 3.5
U1600 1st – Gagana Sadineni 3.0
U1600 2nd – Michael Wilson 2.5
U1300 1st – Elijah Tipton 2.5
U1300 2nd-4th – Steve Meade, Ryan VanBibber, Tarunsai Bhumanapalli 2.0
Upset Prize – Gagana Sadineni
Lewis Sanders won the Clarksburg Open with a perfect 4-0 score. Five players tied for second at 3-1. Max Aguilar won the scholastic section with a 3-0 score.
2022 WV Action Championship
22 players competed in the ’22 WV Action Championship, held in Huntington on June 11. Lewis Sanders and John Boylin share the Action Championship, each scoring 5-1. 6 players tied for 3rd, including Sam Timmons, Ryan Ward, and Elijah Schultz who took home the U1700 prizes. Ryan VanBibber and Max Aguilar were 1st-2nd in the U1100 class.
Lewis has extended his lead in the Grand Prix and can likely only be caught by going into hiding and Sam Timmons winning the State Championship.
Greater Beckley Open
25 players competed in the Greater Beckley Open, held on April 9, 2022. Harold Mitchell and Sam Timmons tied for 1st with 3.5/4.
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!
Harrison County Open and Scholastic
40 players competed in the Harrison County Open and Scholastic on March 5 in Bridgeport. John Roush won the open with a perfect 4-0 and Pushkal Solanki also had a perfect 4-0 in the scholastic section.