The CU Beckley Chess Club is hosting a tournament

ATHENS, (W.Va.) – Concord University’s Beckley Chess Club hosted the Greater Beckley Open on April 9, 2022 at the Erma Byrd Center in Beaver, W.Va. The event featured more than 20 players , including many of the top players in the West Virginia Chess Association. After four rounds of chess, Sam Timmons of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Harold Mitchell of Bluefield, W.Va. tied for first place.

The tournament was a competition rated by the United States Chess Federation and included players from West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The competitors were of varying ages, ranging from high school students to seniors.

The Concord University Beckley Chess Club is open to UC students and the general public. The club meets at the Erma Byrd Center in Beaver, W.Va. every Thursday from 4-8 p.m. in room W35. (Please note that the club will not meet on Thursday May 12.) All ages and levels of experience are welcome to participate, including new players as well as more experienced players.

For more information about the Concord University Beckley Chess Club, please contact Keith Lilly at [email protected] or visit

Participants take part in the recent Greater Beckley Open chess tournament.

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