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April 30, 2022 Tacoma State K-8 Championships - 776 players! - Video - Results
August 2022 Ferndale Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix Series
Sept. 18, 2022 Bellingham Lake Padden September Quads
Oct. 22-23, 2022 Bellevue Susan Polgar National Open for Girls and Boys
Nov.5,19, Dec.3,10,17 Ferndale Autumn Grand Prix 2022 - 2nd-12th grades

Lake Padden Quads, Sunday Sept. 18

Details from Sehome chess coach and tournament director Randy Walther:

The Lake Padden September Quads will take place at Lake Padden Park on Sunday, September 18th at 2:10pm. Use the east entrance to Lake Padden. We will be setting up the chess sets at one of the two covered picnic table shelters near the outdoor basketball court. The event will be open to scholastic chess players from 6th grade to 12th grade. The entry fee is free. You will be expected to help set up and clean up afterwards. Check-in will be from 2:10 to 2:25pm. Do not be late! The first round will start at 2:30pm or as soon as possible after check-in is closed. All players must register to play in advance via email to randywalther@msn.com. I will confirm all entries via email.

The event will be three rounds of play and will be NWSRS rated. The time control will be Game 30/Minutes with a 5 second delay. Recording the moves of your games is required until one player's time in under five minutes. Chess score sheets will be provided. Bring your digital delay chess clocks if you own one. Everyone must bring their own writing instrument.

Hot Summer Chess 2022 Champs!

After six chess tournaments over the course of two months, Mr. Ethan Bosch of Sehome High School was crowned 2022 Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix Champion, with a two point lead on the field! Derek Johnson nabbed second with 11.5 points, Kaleb Lewis 3rd with 11, Owen Scollon 4th with 10.5, and fifth place was claimed by Owen Zhang with 10.0 wins. Congratulations to our champions, and kudos to all the students who participated in the intellectual stimulation and brain exercise of Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix 2022.

Watch the tiebreaker speed chess game that determined the 2020 Washington State High School Individual Champion (Premier)
Johnathon Dennis (Sehome) vs Cannon Doncaster (Richland).

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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