WHSCA Northwest Chess League



2014-2015 WHSCA Northwest League Final Standings 

1st  Ferndale
2nd  Sehome
3rd  Ferndale B
4th  Ferndale C
5th  Blaine
6th  Squalicum
7th  Meridian
8th  Squalicum B
9th  Meridian B
10th Mount Baker
11th Squalicum C
12th Ferndale D

NWL All-Stars:
Kevin Sun, Sehome
Cameron Blecha, Ferndale
Trevor Johnson, Ferndale
Jim Kahle, Ferndale
Phillip Booth, Blaine

NWL All-Star Reserves:
Will Rianda, Ferndale
Alex Dodge, Blaine
Daniel Erickson, Ferndale
Stone Kaech, Ferndale
Sean Dennis, Sehome

NW HIGH SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE SCHEDULE 2015-2016:
Nov. 9:    NWL Alpha Pre-Season Tourney, location TBA
Nov. 23:   NWL Beta Pre-Season Tourney, location TBA
Dec. 14:   NWL Meet 1, location TBA
Jan. 11:   NWL Meet 2, location TBA
Jan. 25:   NWL Meet 3, location TBA
Feb. 8:    NWL Meet 4, location TBA



Join us!

All high schools in Whatcom and Skagit County are welcome to participate in the Northwest Chess League. A team consists of at least five players from the same school who enjoy the game and can make the four Monday evening meets that comprise the NW League schedule. (See NWL rules below.) Teams must confirm their participation by Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Home schooled students may play also. Direct inquiries to NWL director Randy.Kaech@ferndalesd.org.




14-15 NW League Results 12 Teams, Ferndale H.S. Champs
13-14 NW League Results 12 Teams, Ferndale H.S. Champs
12-13 NW League Results 14 Teams, Ferndale H.S. Champs
11-12 NW League Results 10 Teams, Ferndale H.S. Champs
10-11 NW League Results 10 Teams, Lynden Christian H.S. Champs
09-10 NW League Results 12 Teams, Lynden H.S. Champs
08-09 NW League Results 14 Teams, Lynden H.S. Champs
07-08 NW League Results 11 Teams, Lynden Christian H.S. Champs
06-07 NW League Results 14 Teams, Lynden H.S. Champs
05-06 NW League Results 12 Teams, Lynden H.S. Champs
04-05 NW League Results 12 Teams, Sehome H.S. Champs
03-04 NW League Results 10 Teams, Sehome H.S. Champs
02-03 NW League Results 10 Teams, Sehome H.S. Champs
01-02 NW League Results 12 Teams, Ferndale H.S. Champs
00-01 NW League Results 10 Teams, Ferndale H.S. Champs
99-00 NW League Results 12 Teams, Lynden H.S. Champs
98-99 NW League Results 10 Teams, Ferndale H.S. Champs




NW League H.S. Chess Club Advisors / Helpers

Contact these people if you want to join/assist/start a chess club at your high school:
Bellingham: Brian Smith
Blaine: Don Sayegh
Burlington: Stacy Murdock
Ferndale: Randy Kaech
Lummi: James Sandusky
Lynden: Peter Witecki
Lynden Christian: Tami Blankers
Meridian: David Shick
Mount Baker: John Wiseman
Mount Vernon: Richard Morgenthaler
Mount Vernon Christian: Patrick De Jong
Nooksack Valley: Matt Galley
Squalicum: Vaughn Wine
Sedro-Woolley: Randy Walther
Sehome: Randy Walther
NW League Director: Randy Kaech


Northwest League Rules - Summary
A useful one-page synopsis of the rules.

Northwest League Rules - Official
The full version of the rules, a bit verbose to cover all contingencies.


Some facts about high school chess in Washington

For several decades now the Washington High School Chess Association (WHSCA) has organized most major scholastic chess events for the state, including the Washington State High School Team Chess Championships. They have also provided structure and oversight to the many interscholastic chess leagues in Washington.

Eighteen years ago the Northwest League became the newest WHSCA league, providing league chess competition for high schools in Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties.

WHSCA leagues range from the large Seattle Metro League (18 high school teams) to the Puget Sound League (4 high schools). Last year 30 teams qualified and participated at the State Championships. A team must place in the upper half of its league in order to qualify for State.


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