Scholastic Chess Calendars


2019:
Sep 21: Bellingham Youth Chess Quads
Oct 5:  Bellingham Youth Chess Quads
Oct 12: National Chess Day, Lynden (all ages)
Oct 19: Bellingham Youth Chess Quads
Nov 2:  Lowell Tournament K-8, Bellingham
Nov 16: Franklin Academy Tournament K-8, Bellingham
Dec 7:  Holiday Classic Tournament K-8, Bellingham
2020:   
Feb 1:  The KING's Tournament K-8, Wade King, Bellingham
Feb 15: Assumption State Qualifier K-8, Bellingham
Mar 28: Stanwood State Qualifier K-8, Stanwood
Apr 18: Chess Jam K-12 (23rd Annual), Ferndale
May 2:  Wa. State K-8 Chess Championships, Tacoma
May 16: Bughouse Chess Party Tournament, Bellingham


Northwest High School Chess League Calendar:
 Nov 4 (Monday) NWL Alpha at Blaine HS (Commons) (5th-12th grades)
 Nov 16 (Saturday) Mini Teams Chess Championship at Seattle Preparatory School
 Nov 18 (Monday) NWL Beta at Mount Vernon HS (Cafeteria) (5th-12th grades)
 Dec 2 (Monday) NWL Meet #1 at Sehome HS (Library)
 Jan 6 (Monday) NWL Meet #2 at Lynden HS (Library)
 Jan 13 (Monday) NWL Meet #3 at Meridian HS
 Feb 3 (Monday) NWL Meet #4 at Ferndale HS (Cafeteria)
 Feb 28-29 (FRI-SAT) State HS Team Chess Championship at Mount Vernon HS

Get details:
For NW Washington Youth: http://northwestchess.info 
Bellingham Youth Chess: https://bellinghamyouthchess.com/
Lynden Youth Chess: https://www.facebook.com/groups/326340470834100/ 

Bellingham Chess Club, all ages: http://www.bellinghamchess.com/
Whatcom Kingmakers, all ages: http://jameseisert.com/kingmakers/ 

FYI, here's an informative email from the WCF president about Seattle area youth chess events, dated Sep. 11, 2019:
Hi Everyone, Below is a tentative schedule of upcoming scholastic tournaments for the 2019-20 chess season. Feel free to pass along to your chess club contacts. Information about upcoming scholastic chess tournaments can be found on two main websites: Chess Reg - https://chessreg.com/ Northwest Chess - https://nwchess.com/OnlineRegistration/ Here is a list of upcoming scholastic events in the greater Seattle area: Oct. 6, Orlov Fall Kick-Off, Seattle Oct. 12, Open Window School Fall Tornado, Bellevue Oct. 26, Challenger's Cup Scholastic, Bellevue Nov. 16, Chess Mates Fall Kickoff, Seattle Nov. 16, 2019 HS/JHS/MS Mini-Teams Championship, TBD Nov. 29, Thanksgiving Scholastic, Lynnwood Dec. 7 (tentative), Bryant Fall Classic, Seattle Dec. 8 (tentative), St. Anne Celtic Challenge Fall 2019, Seattle Dec. 13-15, National K-12 Grade Championships, Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan. 5 (tentative), Seattle Prep Classic, Seattle Jan. 20, WA Junior Open & Reserve, Bellevue Jan. 24-25, WA State High School Individual Championship, Seattle Jan. 25, Chess Mates Winter Fest, TBD Feb. 1, Medina All City, Medina Feb 15 (tentative), Presidential Scholastic Chess Tournament, Bellevue Feb 22-23 (tentative), WA Girls Championship, TBD Feb. 28-29, HS State Team Championship, Mount Vernon Feb. 29, Seattle Country Day School Tournament, Seattle Mar. 7, Lakeridge Tournament, Mercer Island Mar. 14, Chess Mates Spring Fest, TBD Mar. 21, Evergreen Knightmare's Gauntlet, Seattle Mar. 28 (tentative), Intermat Candidates Tournament (invitation only), TBD Apr. 4, Queen's Quest, Medina (sorry boys, girls only!) Apr. 11-12 (tentative), Barber Qualifier, TBD Apr. 19 (tentative), St. Anne Celtic Challenge Spring 2020, Seattle May 1-2, WA State Elementary & Middle Chess Championships, Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, WA May 8-10, National Elementary K-6 Championship, Nashville, TN For tougher competition and longer, USCF rated games, try the tournaments at Pacific Northwest Chess Center and Seattle Chess Club. PNWCC: https://www.pnwchesscenter.org/ SCC: https://seattlechess.club/ Tournaments, Quads, Nationals Trainings and Camps at Orlov Chess Academy, https://chessplayer.com/calendar/ and Chess4Life, https://chess4life.com/


For Northwest Washington, check out these three:
- NWSC front page
- Whatcom Chess Announce most recent posting
- Bellingham Youth Chess

For scholastic tournament information beyond NW Washington, consult the two authoritative sources:
- WHSCA Scholastic Calendar
- Northwest Chess Magazine: Scholastic Calendar
They both announce scholastic events throughout Washington and Oregon.

Also visit the Bellingham Chess Club, the Whatcom Kingmakers and Skagit Chess groups.

And consider all the scholastic tourneys just across the border:
- BC Chess Federation.



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