VCF Champions

 
Reigning Virginia State Champion for 2016:  Qindong Yang

Early History of the Virginia Closed Championship (by Three-Time State Champion Macon Shibut, 1994)

Virginia State Champions Virginia State Amateur Champions
1934  John N Buck
1935  W W Gibbs (1)
1936  John D Matheson
1937  W W Gibbs (2)
1938  W F O'Hara
1939  W W Gibbs
1940  John N Buck
1941  Edgar McCormick
1942  L Russell Chauvenet (1)
1943  (No Tournament, World War II)
1944  (No Tournament, World War II)
1945  (No Tournament, World War II)

1946  L Russell Chauvenet (2)
1947  L Russell Chauvenet (3)
1948  L Russell Chauvenet (4)
1949  Leonard Helman (1)
1950  Leonard Helman (2)
1951  Rodney Baine & Walter Bass
1952  Herbert Avram (1)
1953  Herbert Avram (2)
1954  Herbert Avram (3)
1955  Leonard Morgan
1956  E O Godbold
1957  Irwin Sigmund (1)
1958  Irwin Sigmund (2)
1959  Andrew Schoene
1960  Owen E Miller
1961  Irwin Sigmund (3)
1962  Lawrence King
1963  Henry Steinbach
1964  Charles Powell (1)
1965  Charles Powell (2)
1966  Charles Powell (3)
1967  Charles Powell (4)
1968  R S Callaghan Jr
1969  John Russell Potter (1)
1970  Edward Kitces (1)
1971  Charles Powell (5)
1972  Charles Powell (6)
1973  Steven Bookbinder
1974  IM Richard Delaune (1)
1975  IM Richard Delaune (2)
1976  Charles Powell (7)
1977  Alan Rufty
1978  Donald Barr (1)
1979  Donald Barr (2)
1980  Donald Connors
1981  IM Richard Delaune (3)
1982  William Robinson
1983  Edward Kitces (2)
1984  Errol Liebowitz
1985  IM Richard Delaune (4)
1986  Edward Kitces (3)
1987  Geoff McKenna (1)
1988  Geoff McKenna (2)
1989  Walter Morris
1990  Eugene Meyer
1991  Bill Mason
1992  John Russell Potter  (2)
1993  FM Macon Shibut (1)
1994  Joseph Feygelson
1995  Geoff McKenna (3)
1996  Geoff McKenna (4)
1997  Steve Greanias
1998  Rodney Flores
1999  FM Macon Shibut (2)
2000  Daniel Miller (1)
2001  John Russell Potter (3)
2002  FM Macon Shibut (3)
2003  Daniel Miller (2)
2004  Daniel Miller (3)
2005  Daniel Miller (4)
2006  Andrew Samuelson (1)
2007  Eddie Lu
2008  Adithya Balasubramanian
2009  Andrew Samuelson (2)
2010  FM Dov Gorman
2011  FM James Schuyler (1)
2012  FM James Schuyler (2)
2013 Daniel Miller (5)
2014 James Schuyler (3)
2015 WFM Jennifer Yu (1)
2016 Qindong Yang (1)
1991  Woodrow Harris
1992  Arthur R. Poskocil
1993  John M. Hill
1994  Benjamin Lane Blair
1995  Benjamin R. Dorsey
1996  James B. Hare
1997  Chris Gibbs
1998  No Amateur Section This Year
1999  Joseph A. Wheelhouse
2000  Martin G. Hill
2001  James Robert Guill
2002  William John (Jack) Barrow
2003  Justin B. Burgess
2004  Nick Simon Halgren
2005  Murtuza Hashim
2006  Carson Wang
2007  Michael E. Neal
2008  Thomas J. Belke
2009  Ernest W. Schlich
2010  Kevin L. Zhou
2011  Adam R. Chrisney
2012  Gerard Wasserbauer
2013 Vishal Kobla
2014 Jason Morefield
2015 Duncan Guthrie
2016 Nicholas Xie

Virginia Correspondence State Champions
1987-88   Edward Kitces
1990-94   Alan Brownstein &
                Mark David Warriner (tie)

 

Notes:

(i)   No Tournament was held during years 1943-1945 due to World War II

(ii)  Co-Champions recognized in 1951 as part of a shift from Open to Closed State Championship

(iii) No Amateur section held  in 1998

(iv) Source for 1987-88 VA Correspondence Championship info "My 75 Year Chess Career" by ICCM Walter Muir

(v)  No tiebreaks were used for 1990-1994 Virginia Correspondence Championship

Former Virginia State Champions from Left to Right:

Andrew Samuelson, Two-Time State Champion (2006, 2009)

Rodney Flores, State Champion (1998)

Macon Shibut, Three-Time State Champion (1993, 1999, 2002)

Edward Kitces, Three-Time State Champion (1970, 1983, 1986),
 and also Virginia's first Correspondence Chess Champion (1987-88)

Daniel Miller, Four-Time State Champion (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005)

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