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Nov. 4, 2019 Blaine Alpha Tourney, 5th-12th grades
Nov. 16, 2019 Bellingham Franklin Academy Tournament K-8
Nov. 18, 2019 Mount Vernon Beta Tourney, 5th-12th grades
Dec. 7, 2019 Bellingham Holiday Classic K-8

Congratulations 2019 Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix Champions!
Grand Champion Jaxon Nipges, 2nd Max Trushkov, 3rd Johnathon Dennis,
4th Logan Johnson, 5th Owen Scollon, 6th Benjamin Scollon, 7th Twain Goetzl.
Final Standings -- Watch the Awards Ceremony Motion Picture!

Blaine, WA - At the Washington State High School Chess Team Championships, Lakeside and Interlake tied for the title after five rounds. Overtime, to determine the State Championship, was a five-on-five sudden death speed chess playoff, each player having three minutes on the clock (with a two second delay). The photo above taken right at the start of the playoff. Who says chess doesn't produce adrenalin? (Photo courtesy of Barry Hanson)

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State Elementary, view from above
1,135 kids playing chess at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden.
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