Chess - As Big As You Think!

April 13, 2019 Ferndale 22nd Annual Chess Jam K-12
April 27, 2019 Tacoma State Elem. and MS Championships
(over 1100 kids signed up already!)
May 4, 2019 Bellingham Knights Bughouse Tournament K-8
May 11, 2019 Bellingham BYC Youth Quads
begins June 20 Ferndale Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix



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.
Chess -- as big as you think!


Photos: Elementary State - Chess F.E.S.T. - High School State - Whatcom Championships


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