Summer Chess Grand Prix Season!

Jan. 20, 2024 Seattle Blaine Student Wins State Championship
May 18+ Ferndale Spring Grand Prix begins
May 19 Ferndale Whatcom Girls Chess Club
June 18+ Ferndale Hot Summer Grand Prix begins
July 23+ Ferndale Dog Days Grand Prix begins



2023 Hot Summer and Hot August Grand Prix Conclude

Ten tournaments, two Grand Prix, scores of competitors and hundreds of games played! Congrats to all participants in the 2023 Summer Series.



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.
Chess -- as big as you think!



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