Chessplayers from 2nd-12th grades, of all abilities, are invited to play in the....

Autumn Grand Prix

Whatcom Youth Chess Tournaments



Pre-register here for Dec. 3, 2022 Grand Prix

New deadline - sign up before 5pm Friday Dec. 2



Grand Prix standings, results here

Autumn Scene Play in one, some, or all five:
Autumn Grand Prix I - Saturday, Nov. 5
Autumn Grand Prix II - Saturday, Nov.19
Autumn Grand Prix III - Saturday, Dec. 3
Autumn Grand Prix IV - Saturday, Dec.10
Autumn Grand Prix V - Saturday, Dec. 17

Where:
Ferndale Public Library --- 2125 Main Street, Ferndale -- map here

Check-in: From 9:00 - 9:09am sharp.
All Grand Prix players must have pre-registered for each tourney individually, and must also check-in before 9:10 at each tourney in order to play. Due to pairing restrictions, late arrivals cannot be accommodated, sorry. Get there early!

Entry fee: Free! However, pre-registration is required for each Grand Prix. Sign up by 5pm the day before.

Energy fee: Everyone, help set up tables, chairs, boards, sets, clocks, board numbers, and help tape announcements to the hallway wall. Thanks!

Grand Prix Prizes:

  • Trophies to 1st-5th, book prizes to 6th-10th place final scores, awarded Dec. 17
  • Autumn Grand Prix Grand Champion also earns Gold Plated $100 Dollar Bill
  • Perfect scores (3.0) earn Chess Keychain and Book
  • Winning your division without a perfect score earns Chess Keychain and Magazine
  • Winning record (2 of 3) without winning the division, earns Chess Magazine




The 2022 Autumn Grand Prix Tournaments are open to any 2nd-12th grade players that desire to play competitive NWSRS rated tournament games. Beginner players are welcome! You need to learn the rules of chess before you arrive. Learn or review the rules of chess here (web page) or here (video) if you wish.

Players will be placed in different playing groups of approximately equal playing ability based primarily on the latest ratings. Players will play in 4 player "Quad" sections, six player sections, or eight player sections "Octogonals" . All sections feature three games, no elimination, with a time control of Game/25 minutes with five second delay per player.

The tournaments are rated by the NW Scholastic Ratings System, so tournament rules are in effect: if you touch a piece, you must move it.

Experienced players in the top sections will be required to record their moves, so bring a pen or pencil. Score sheets and sets/boards will be provided, but bring a clock if you have one. It's a no elimination tournament, each player can expect to play three rated games. With the exception of the highest rated players, all players should be finished with their three games before noon.

Schedule for each Autumn Grand Prix:
Check-in opens at 9:00am and please help with the setup, thank you! Check-in closes at 9:10am sharp. Don't be late!
Round 1 - 9:15 or asap
Round 2 - 10:10 or asap
Round 3 - 11:05 or asap
The above is a rough guide, there is no set round start time. If you're in a Quad section, as soon as all four players in a Quad have finished their first round games, they refer to the pairing chart, identify their opponent and board numbers for Round 2, and may begin their next games as soon as they're ready.
After the event, please assist with setting the room back to its original layout. Thanks!

The Gold Plated 100 Dollar Bill
Autumn Grand Prix Prizes

The top five players who accumulate the most points overall in all Autumn Grand Prix tourneys will receive trophies. The 6th - 10th place finishers will receive a chess book, to be awarded at the conclusion of the final Autumn Grand Prix. The top scorer will be declared 2022 Autumn Grand Prix Champion, and will also receive the Gold Plated $100 Dollar Bill (see photo). If ties, higher rated player gets higher place.

At each Grand Prix, section winners earn a chess keychain. If it's with a perfect score, you'll also win a chess book, otherwise a chess magazine. If you have a winning record (2.0) and did not win your section, you'll still receive a chess magazine. So 2.0 or higher will always earn you a prize.

The Grand Prix formula favors players who play each week, and who are improving, so you could win if you put your mind to it! The current, updated NWSRS ratings will be used in each Autumn Grand Prix. If the NWSRS ratings haven't been updated since the last tourney, SwissSys estimated ratings may be used.

The Autumn Grand Prix chess tournaments are directed by Randy Kaech, with assistance from All Of You.




2022 Autumn Grand Prix Standings after II
6	Grant Thompson
4.5	Joga Nagra
4	Logan Fine-Gucker
4	Abby Carpenter
4	Jonas Carpenter
4	Matilda Kimes
3.5	Owen Zhang
3.5	Presley Danger
3.5	Ross Werner
3	Cameron McFadden
3	Brayden Allworth
3	Silas Bormuth
3	Crosby Egland
3	Ethan Kuzin
3	Kylie Greene
3	Owen Scollon
3	Toby Porter
3	Damien Parsons
3	Harvey Rickard
3	Mehveer Bhatta
3	Derek Johnson
2.5	Carson Roesch
2.5	Brian Kirby
2.5	Matthew Vivas
2.5	Finn Werner
2.5	Fernando Paz
2.5	Mabel Thompson
2.5	Jared Manookin
2.5	Gloria Rafferty
2.5	Jonah Moore
2	Yi Jun Chiu
2	Madelyn Reiss
2	Jack Hall
2	Alexander Richardson
2	Teo Chiapellone
2	Samuel Moors
2	Reagan Rosenberger
2	Caitlin Jackson
2	Jacob Clemens
2	Artem Belyatskiy
2	Gabriel Fitzpatrick
2	Isaac Rodgers
2	James Kozachuk
2	Zayden Moreau
1.5	Jonathan Clarke
1.5	Benjamin Coslick
1.5	Ignatius Frost
1	Jonah Moore
1	Benito Celaya
1	Maddox Hennig
1	Haydn Kopf
1	Nilay Crediford
1	Isaiah Hughes
1	Ethan Scholtz
1	John Koontz
1	Caden Fitzsimmons
1	Nathaniel Wilson
1	Sophia Delong
1	Zayden Heggem
0.5	Soren Stanley
0.5	Jonny Michaud
0	Adam Manookin
0	Emi Victorson
0	Mason Cox
0	Tyler Grumbles



Autumn Grand Prix II Section 1one pos last name first id numb start end/#gms rd1 rd2 rd3 tot 1 Roesch, Carson BLHK120K 1784 1780/221 W3 W2 D4 2.5 2 Scollon, Owen FHVH734D 1537 1550/373 W4 L1 W5 2.0 3 Kuzin, Ethan SHMK7567 1358 1399/273 L1 W5 W6 2.0 4 Werner, Ross SHMLB91H 1304 1334/ 92 L2 W6 D1 1.5 5 Johnson, Derek LYELB948 1439 1389/182 D6 L3 L2 0.5 6 Stanley, Soren BLHM116S 1243 1221/ 46 D5 L4 L3 0.5 Autumn Grand Prix II Section 2two pos last name first id numb start end/#gms rd1 rd2 rd3 tot 1 Zhang, Owen FHVH995H 1192 1228/184 W6 D2 W3 2.5 2 Nagra, Joga FACII02B 1063 1149/ 49 W7 D1 W5 2.5 3 Chiu, Yi Jun SHML347E 1088 1162/ 6 W8 W4 L1 2.0 4 Reiss, Madelyn BLHLJ21Y 987 1056/ 34 W5 L3 W6 2.0 5 Carpenter, Jonas FERJ274G 1166 1113/ 41 L4 W8 L2 1.0 6 Carpenter, Abby VSTGA99C 1000 965/ 6 L1 W7 L4 1.0 7 Kimes, Matilda HSCH935N 944 906/ 8 L2 L6 W8 1.0 8 Rafferty, Gloria VSTHD95X 962 815/ 6 L3 L5 L7 0.0 Autumn Grand Prix II Section 3three pos last name first id numb start end/#gms rd1 rd2 rd3 tot 1 Mcfadden, Cameron FERMI35S 922 998/ 79 W8 W5 W3 3.0 2 Richardson, Alex FERL217M 833 855/ 37 L4 W7 W6 2.0 3 Hall, Jack FERMD220 776 856/ 88 W6 W4 L1 2.0 4 Chiapellone, Teo SHMLG88R 772 837/ 74 W2 L3 W5 2.0 5 Rickard, Harvey VSTG511A 883 817/ 6 W7 L1 L4 1.0 6 Bhatta, Mehveer HORH129T 862 761/ 6 L3 W8 L2 1.0 7 Moore, Jonah WKEE348U 822 781/ 14 L5 L2 W8 1.0 8 Belyatskiy, Artem VSTG764W 830 673/ 7 L1 L6 L7 0.0 Autumn Grand Prix II Section 4four pos last name first id numb start end/#gms rd1 rd2 rd3 tot 1 Thompson, Grant MGVE337E 708 821/ 11 W3 W2 W4 3.0 2 Werner, Finn FHVIJ98B 770 783/ 36 W7 L1 W5 2.0 3 Fine-gucker, Logan EAGD535R 579 634/ 30 L1 W8 W6 2.0 4 Jackson, Caitlin LYAJJ68P 738 727/ 63 D5 W6 L1 1.5 5 Danger, Presley BLNG716S 626 654/ 9 D4 W7 L2 1.5 6 Parsons, Damien VSTGC92H 715 594/ 6 W8 L4 L3 1.0 7 Celaya, Benito SKYE505E 659 618/ 34 L2 L5 W8 1.0 8 Koontz, John HORI103A 599 417/ 6 L6 L3 L7 0.0 Autumn Grand Prix II Section 5five pos last name first id numb start end/#gms rd1 rd2 rd3 tot 1 Allworth, Brayden HORIA86Y 567 707/ 6 W6 W3 W2 3.0 2 Porter, Toby BLNIE53Z 473 522/ 9 W4 W5 L1 2.0 3 Moors, Samuel BLNIH93D 400 443/ 6 W7 L1 W5 2.0 4 Rosenberger, Reagan BLNG593S 600 405/ 3 L2 W6 W7 2.0 5 Clemens, Jacob VSTIA32X 434 400/ 5 BYE L2 L3 1.0 6 Hennig, Maddox BLNGA63B 600 400/ 2 L1 L4 BYE 1.0 7 Kopf, Haydn HORH181S 700 400/ 2 L3 BYE L4 1.0 Autumn Grand Prix II Section 6six pos last name first id numb start end/#gms rd1 rd2 rd3 tot 1 Kirby, Brian BLNHB25B 700 719/ 3 W6 W3 D2 2.5 2 Egland, Crosby VSTG264S 400 446/ 9 D8 W5 D1 2.0 3 Greene, Kylie VSTGE69K 400 497/ 6 W7 L1 W4 2.0 4 Paz, Fernando HORGK27P 400 400/ 6 D5 W8 L3 1.5 5 Clarke, Jonathan BLNIG05B 800 400/ 3 D4 L2 W7 1.5 6 Crediford, Nilay HORIF28K 400 400/ 6 L1 L7 W8 1.0 7 Hughes, Isaiah HORGK64K 600 400/ 3 L3 W6 L5 1.0 8 Michaud, Jonny BLNG990Z 600 400/ 3 D2 L4 L6 0.5 Autumn Grand Prix II Section 7seven pos last name first id numb start end/#gms rd1 rd2 rd3 tot 1 Bormuth, Silas LYCE542J 400 890/ 3 W4 W5 W3 3.0 2 Vivas, Matthew LYCFI81C 500 724/ 3 D3 W4 W5 2.5 3 Thompson, Mabel MGVDK94U 400 496/ 6 D2 W6 L1 1.5 4 Manookin, Jared HSCDD11V 431 431/ 38 L1 L2 W6 1.0 5 Scholtz, Ethan LLLD239W 400 458/ 3 W6 L1 L2 1.0 6 Manookin, Adam HSCDF67L 400 400/ 38 L5 L3 L4 0.0


NW Autumn Grand Prix I Section 1 pos last name first start end/#gms rd1 rd2 rd3 tot 1 Johnson, Derek 1399 1439/179 W2 D3 W5 2.5 2 Werner, Ross 1300 1327/ 82 L1 W5 W6 2.0 3 Frost, Ignatius 1384 1389/ 43 W6 D1 L4 1.5 4 Scollon, Owen 1678 1619/362 L5 L6 W3 1.0 5 Kuzin, Ethan 1330 1329/262 W4 L2 L1 1.0 6 Zhang, Owen 1170 1191/176 L3 W4 L2 1.0 NW Autumn Grand Prix I Section 2 pos last name first start end/#gms rd1 rd2 rd3 tot 1 Carpenter, Jonas 1038 1120/ 30 W5 W4 W3 3.0 2 Nagra, Joga 1078 1071/ 43 L3 W6 W4 2.0 3 Kozachuk, James 986 1017/107 W2 W5 L1 2.0 4 Wilson, Nathaniel 988 960/ 44 W6 L1 L2 1.0 5 Werner, Finn 796 770/ 33 L1 L3 D6 0.5 6 Jackson, Caitlin 761 738/ 60 L4 L2 D5 0.5 NW Autumn Grand Prix I Section 3 pos last name first start end/#gms rd1 rd2 rd3 tot 1 Carpenter, Abby 600 1000/ 3 W2 W4 W3 3.0 2 Bhatta, Mehveer 700 863/ 3 L1 W8 W6 2.0 3 Rodgers, Isaac 800 896/ 3 W8 W5 L1 2.0 4 Danger, Presley 600 896/ 3 W7 L1 W5 2.0 5 Koontz, John 800 599/ 3 W6 L3 L4 1.0 6 Porter, Toby 800 480/ 3 L5 W7 L2 1.0 7 Greene, Kylie 600 400/ 3 L4 L6 W8 1.0 8 Cox, Mason 600 400/ 3 L3 L2 L7 0.0 NW Autumn Grand Prix I Section 4 pos last name first start end/#gms rd1 rd2 rd3 tot 1 Kimes, Matilda 700 1209/ 3 W4 W2 W3 3.0 2 Moreau, Zayden 501 584/ 29 W7 L1 W6 2.0 3 Rickard, Harvey 600 883/ 3 W5 W6 L1 2.0 4 Belyatskiy, Artem 600 883/ 3 L1 W5 W7 2.0 5 Clemens, Jacob 800 434/ 3 L3 L4 W8 1.0 6 Delong, Sophia 800 400/ 3 W8 L3 L2 1.0 7 Paz, Fernando 600 400/ 3 L2 W8 L4 1.0 8 Grumbles, Tyler 700 400/ 3 L6 L7 L5 0.0 NW Autumn Grand Prix I Section 5 pos last name first start end/#gms rd1 rd2 rd3 tot 1 Moore, Jonah 754 822/ 11 W4 D2 W6 2.5 2 Rafferty, Gloria 700 962/ 3 W7 D1 W3 2.5 3 Fitzpatrick, Gabe 600 740/ 3 W8 W6 L2 2.0 4 Parsons, Damien 600 715/ 3 L1 W7 W5 2.0 5 Egland, Crosby 429 400/ 6 L6 W8 L4 1.0 6 Heggem, Zayden 600 510/ 3 W5 L3 L1 1.0 7 Fitzsimmons, Caden 800 414/ 3 L2 L4 W8 1.0 8 Victorson, Emi 700 400/ 3 L3 L5 L7 0.0 NW Autumn Grand Prix I Section 6 pos last name first start end/#gms rd1 rd2 rd3 tot 1 Thompson, Grant 583 708/ 8 W4 W2 W3 3.0 2 Fine-gucker, Logan 572 579/ 27 W6 L1 W5 2.0 3 Coslick, Benjamin 561 547/ 12 W5 D4 L1 1.5 4 Manookin, Jared 403 431/ 35 L1 D3 W6 1.5 5 Thompson, Mabel 400 400/ 3 L3 W6 L2 1.0 6 Manookin, Adam 400 400/ 35 L2 L5 L4 0.0



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