March 15, 2020
A message from West Virginia Chess Association's President
WV Governor Justice has strongly urged groups to cancel
events that involve large gatherings. He aimed this comment initially at
extra-curricular activities and Friday, March 13 closed secondary schools
indefinitely. Subsequently the State Superintendent of Schools banned all
scholastic extra-curricular activity until at least April 10.
Therefore, I am postponing the 51st WV State Scholastic
Chess Championship that was scheduled for March 28st in Bridgeport, WV.
the contingency plan:
(1) If able, we will reschedule by May.
(2) If we cannot hold the event, we will consider holding it
in conjunction with the Clarksburg Open on June 6.
(3) If that is not possible, we will hold an invitational
event with the top-rated players for each section, K-12, K-8 & K-5.
(4) If that is not possible, we will select participants
based on rating and number of events participated in this year to determine the
invites to the US Chess invitationals (Denker, Barber, Haring &
Rockefeller) in August.
I am sorry for the inconvenience, but the safety and health
of our youth chess players is important. Those who have registered will remain
registered, if you would like to withdraw and reregister later please email the
TD (email@example.com) and request your
refund of the entry fee.