Winter Grand Prix begins Jan. 29, 2022

Dec. 18, 2021 Ferndale Autumn Grand Prix Quads Final Standings
Jan. 29+, 2022 Ferndale Winter Grand Prix Quads begin

Grand Prix Photo Finish!

After seven chess tournaments over the course of two months, it came down to the final game! When the dust settled, Owen Scollon was crowned Autumn Grand Prix Champion, edging out Max Trushkov by a half point! And only a half point back from Max, tied for 3rd-4th, were Jonas Carpenter and Caitlin Jackson. And a half point back from them, tied for 5th, were Ethan Bosch and Kylan Peterson! Congratulations to our champions, and kudos to all the students who participated in the intellectual stimulation and brain exercise of Autumn Grand Prix 2021.

Stay sharp -- the Winter Grand Prix 2022 begins on January 29!

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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