Spring Chess is Bursting Forth

March 25, 2023 Ferndale Cascadia State Qualifier - K-8th grades
April 15, 2023 Bellingham Franklin Spring Tournament - K-8th grades
April 17, 2023 Meridian HS Meridian Chess League II - 6th-12th grades
April 22, 2023 WWU 2023 Bellingham Open - 8th-Adult
April 29, 2023 Tacoma State K-8 Championships - Video: 776 players last year

Autumn Grand Prix Concludes

After fifteen games over five tournaments, it all came down to the final game at the fifth Autumn Grand Prix tournament. When the dust had setted, we were able to award trophies to the Top Five Champions, and nice book awards to 6th through 10th place. Grand Champion Presley Danger also took home the gold plated $100 dollar bill. Congratulations to all who exercised their noggins over the course of the Grand Prix!

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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