Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mid-Ohio Valley Open Chess Tournament Results

For the 25th consecutive year, chess players came from WV and the surrounding states to play in a chess tournament in Parkersburg. Several of them had just completed playing in Cleveland and had come for the last chance to tune up in completion prior to the in the 71st annual WV State Championship to be held in Summersville, WV, the weekend following Labor Day. The Mid-Ohio Valley Open Chess Tournament was held on Sunday at the historic Blennerhassett Hotel in downtown Parkersburg. One player said it was like taking a refreshing step back in time to a setting that the Grandmasters enjoyed for their matches.

Thomas Magar (North Versailles, PA) a Chess Master, took 1st place and the championship trophy with a perfect score of 4 wins. Omkar Yadav (Bridgeport, WV), David Hines (Wiley Ford, WV), John Sefton (Raceland, KY), Sam Timmons (New Albans, WV), tied for 2nd place with 3 wins. Omkar Yadav was awarded the 2nd place trophy on tie breaks and had an impressive 206 pts increase in his US Chess Federation rating.

The non-rated chess tournament was won by Phillip Collins (Parkersburg, WV) with a perfect score of 3 wins.

Robert Greer (Bridgeport, WV), a Senior Level TD, directed the tournament. Pat Kelly (Marietta, OH) served as Organizer/Assistant TD.

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: pkelly03@sprynet.com 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