Sunday, June 18, 2017

2017 Mid-Ohio Valley Open

The 2017 Mid-Ohio Valley Open chess tournament will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Blennerhassett Hotel:

Date:August 20, 2017
Site:The Blennerhassett Hotel, 320 Market St., Parkersburg, WV 26101
Format:4 Round Swiss System, G/60 d/5
Byes:Maximum one half-point bye per player in rounds 1-3.
Bye must be requested before the first round.
Entry Fee:Rated: $20 postmarked by 8/14, $25 at site
Non-Rated: $10 (register and pay at the site)
Prizes:Rated: Trophy to 1st & 2nd, $$ Based on Entries
Non-Rated: Trophy to 1st.
Entries:Patrick Kelly, 104 Iroquois Drive, Marietta, OH 45750
(Checks payable to "Patrick Kelly")
Info:Email: Phone: (740) 374-0538
Misc:USCF membership (available at the site) required for Rated Section.
No Smoking. Wheelchair Accessible.
Hotel Rate:$119 Blennerhassett Hotel, Reservations Mgr., Robin Silva 304-865-8650.
Reference the MOV Chess Tournament. Rate will be available through the
date of the tournament for either Saturday or Sunday.

A downloadable entry form can be found here

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Homecoming Tournament Results

The 24th Annual Parkersburg Homecoming Chess Tournament was held on Sunday, August 21st. Twenty players participated in the event. The players' results are used to calculate their national ratings by the US Chess Federation.

The following is a list of the winners:

1st Place Trophy:Grant Perks, Thornville, OH
2nd Place:Michael Felton, Grafton, WV
3rd Place Tie:David Hines, Wiley Ford, WV
John Everett Roush, Ripley, WV
Lewis Sanders, Charleston, WV
Under 1800 Rating Class Prize:Matthew Campbell, Morgantown, WV
Under 1300 Rating Class Prize:Charles McCallister, Ripley, WV

A Non-Rated Tournament was also held. All players who are not nationally rated are eligible to play in the non-rated tournament.

The following is a list of the winners:

1st Place Trophy:Gavin Yost, Davisville, WV
2nd Place Trophy:Anthony Jenkins Walker, WV

Thanks to everyone who came out to make this tournament a success!

Tournament Director:Craig Timmons, St. Albans, WV
Ass’t Tournament Director/Organizer:Patrick Kelly, Marietta, OH

Thursday, May 5, 2016

24th Annual Parkersburg Homecoming Chess Tournament

The 24th Annual Parkersburg Homecoming Chess Tournament will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Parkersburg Municipal Building at 2nd & Market Streets in Parkersburg, WV. The format will be four-round Swiss System G/60. Registration is from 9-9:45 and rounds will be at 10:00, 12:45, 3:00, and 5:15. There will be both rated and non-rated sections. The entry fee for the rated section is $15 postmarked by 8/15 or $20 at the site. The entry fee for the non-rated section is $10.

We've had good turnouts the past few years, and are hoping to continue this Parkersburg Homecoming tradition.

For an entry form and more information, visit the Parkersburg Homecoming Chess Tournament page on this website.