Make a Summer Chess Splash!

June 3, 2023 Blaine Chess in the Park
June 11, 2023 Ferndale Whatcom Girls Chess Club
June 17, 2023 Ferndale White Elephant Speed Chess Tournament
starts June 20 Ferndale Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix
starts August 1 Ferndale Hot August Grand Prix

Calling all chess players- My chess loving son Emerson (age 10) has asked me to help him organize a local chess in the park meet up, to play some casual games with other chess people. Would anyone be interested in coming to a Chess in the Park meet up in Blaine? It will be at 2pm this Sat. June 3rd at the Pirate Ship Park (Blaine Marine Park) picnic tables next to the playground. Bring a chess set(s) if you have it, or just show up and play as long as you'd like. All ages & levels are welcome but preferably those who already know how to play. -Michelle M

Whatcom Girls Chess Club will meet on Sunday June 11 from 3-5pm at the Ferndale Library. This is a great place to come and make friends, play chess, or learn a little and kibitz. We have snacks and we have fun! The chess club is for girls K-12, and families are welcome too! Contact Jacob the organizer at 5O3-89l-3655 with any questions.

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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