Morgantown Chess Club provides a friendly environment, where chess enthusiasts of all ages and playing levels can meet to learn and play. Please check out our activity calendar to see what is happening this week!
See the impressive Tournament History of the MCC
| May 4, 2013
2013 May Day Tournament Results. We had a nice turnout for the 2013 Morgantown May Day Tournament with 12 players from WV, PA and OH participating. Tom Magar led the field with 3.5 points, followed by a three-way tie for 2nd including Chirstopher Shen, Jeff Hohn and Markle Butcher all at 2.5 points. Mike Baker took the U1800 prize with a 2.0 score. Congratulations to Scott Matheny for his first rated game win that earned him 46 rating points. Welcome to Travis Martin who gained 35 rating points by playing in his first MCC tournament and returning to rated game tournament chess after some years away. Thanks to all for supporting the Morgantown Chess Club.
| April 1, 2013
||View the games of last year's spring open - St. Paddy's Brouhaha:
St Paddy's Brouhaha Games.
| Oct 28
||The 14th Mountaineer Open tournament was host to 12 players. Congratulations to Dave Iorio - the clear first place winner with a perfect 4.0 score - Dave gained 101 rating points! Jeff Hohn won 2nd with a 3.5 score. See all the results on the USCF website *HERE*.
| Sept 28
||The Mountaineer Open is October 27. Send your entry fee by Oct 20 for pre-registration discount. Please bring a friend to join in the fun.
| Aug 2
||View the games of the Barney Fife Tournament:
Barney Fife Games.
View the games of the 2012 Morgantown May Day Tournament:
May Day Games.
These and other game collections are included on our Articles & Games page.
|July 26||Here are the
of the Barney Fife Tournament.
| June 16
||MCC announces a
special tournament in honor of Don Knott's birthday on July 21 The Barney
Fife Tournament. Much like our other tournaments
this is a 4-SS G/75+5sec delay.
For the first time, we hope to include unrated players and encourage scholastic level players to join us in a Quad for unrated players. The entry fee for the quad is $5 and will consist of 3 games at 30 minutes time control in a round robin. Prizes to be determined. Please encourage your unrated friends and scholastic players to join in the fun! No advance mail entry required, just show up at 9AM on the day of the tournament and be ready to play chess.
| May 20
||Here is the Pre-registration list
for the next Saturday Morgantown May Day Tournament. Please encourage
your friends to join us.
| April 5
||There will be no
chess club meeting tonight, Thursday April 5, because the Church will
| Mar 18
||Here are the results
for the St. Paddy's Brouhaha!.
| Mar 12
||Here is the Pre-registration list
for the St. Paddy's Brouhaha!. This will be a good practice warm-up
event for the Pittsburgh Open.
| Feb 19
|| Entry form for the
Paddy's Brouhaha!. Mail your entry early (by March
10) for the discount.
| Feb 10
||We have received
approval for our Spring Open tournament. March 17
MCC will hold the St. Paddy's Brouhaha! More
details and official announcement to come soon.
| Jan 27
||Check back for
details on upcoming tournaments: Morgantown Spring Open in March and
the May Day tournament.
| Nov 19
||Another awesome win
at the PCL for Shih-Houng Young, this time as Black playing the
Grunfeld. View the game here. game
viewer. Congratulations again!
| Oct 29
Shih-Houng Young for his recent Win at the Pittsburgh Chess League.
View the game here. game
viewer. He still claims he has not read any of the MCC
library books on the English!
| Oct 16
||The results of 13th
Mountaineer Open are posted to the USCF website:
13th Mountaineer Open Results
Congratulations to Tom Magar who had a perfect 4.0 score. Next, Dave Hines and Mike Felton shared 2nd and U2000 prizes with 3.0 scores. We had 20 players, up from last year. Please remember in March, 2012 we will have the Spring Open Saturday tournament and in May, we have the May Day Saturday tournament.
| Oct 12
||We have a preregistration list
for the Mountaineer Open
that will be held this Saturday Oct 15. Come in and register on-site
| Sept 8
||The date of October
15 for the Mountaineer Open has been approved! The announcement is
13th Mountaineer Open
and the mail-in entry form is here: Entry Form.
Please mark your calendar and plan for a great day of Chess in Morgantown.
| June 11
||MCC hosted a small
summer tournament for 5 players. The USCF results are available here.
A collection of 6 games from the 2011 MCC Summer Spiel have been added
to the website on the Articles
& Games page. If there are any corrections to the
games on that page, notify Terry
Wassell by email.
| June 8
||A collection of 22
games from the 2011 MCC May Day tournament have been added to the
website on the Articles
& Games page. If you have additions or corrections to
the games on that page, please notify Terry Wassell by
A collection of 30 games from the 2011 MCC Spring Open tournament have been added to the
website on the Articles & Games page. If you have additions or corrections to the games on that page, please notify Terry Wassell by email.
Results for the MCC May Day Tournament have been posted. The USCF results are available here. Congratulations to Shih-Houng Young who took first place with a score of 3.5. 2nd place was shared by Tom Magar and Ed Dean. U2000 prize went to David Iorio and U1800 was shared by Markle Butcher and Steve Haskins. Congrats to Henry Graham who won the U1600 prize.
Next tournament will be the Mountaineer Open in October. Details later.
We have a preregistration list for the Morgantown May Day that will be held this Saturday May 7. Come in and register on-site Saturday Morning!
NOTICE:MCC will NOT be meeting on April 21, 2011. However, we will be making this date up on April 28, 2011.
I made up a brief listing of general rules for MCC tournaments.
Results for the MCC Spring Open have been posted. The USCF results are available here. Congratulations to David Saville who scored a perfect 4.0. Newcomer, Ehsan Shirazi, rated 2214(P4), came in second in his first USCF tournament! Congrats to Henry Graham who earned 89 rating points.
Mark you calendar for May 7, for the Morgantown May Day tournament.
We have a preregistration list for the Morgantown Spring Open that will be held this Saturday March 19. Come in and register on-site Saturday Morning!
Announcing the Morgantown Spring Open will be held March 19.
Apologies to the other tournaments being held on that same date but, we are
restricted to the dates made available to us by the Church that supports our club. The MCC Spring Open is 4-SS G/75 format that is different from other tournaments.
||We have a list of the chess books donated from John Roush on MCC website. Link: Library. The majority of books (about 400 of them) are displayed on the church bookshelf. Please take advantage of it and improve your chess skill.|
Club meets Thursday evenings from 7 to 11pm at First Christian Church (basement) in Morgantown (directions). The club is closed the last Thursday of every month.