Rainy Season is Chess Season!

Dec. 10,17, 2022 Ferndale Autumn Grand Prix 2022 - 2nd-12th grades
Jan. 20-21, 2023 Lakeside HS State High School Individual Championships
Jan. 28, 2023 Bellingham Franklin Winter Tournament - K-8th grades

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