WHSCA Northwest Chess League




2012-2013 WHSCA Northwest League Schedule 
(For all league meets, games begin at 6:20pm.)

Nov. 5     Pre-Season Alpha Meet - Burlington-Edison HS   
Nov. 19    Pre-Season Beta Meet - Blaine HS           
Dec. 3     NW League Meet 1 - Sehome HS 
Dec. 10    NW League Meet 2 - Meridian HS  
Jan. 7     NW League Meet 3 - Lynden Christian HS               
Jan. 14    NW League Meet 4 - Ferndale HS

Other High School Dates of Note:
Nov. 3     Happy Valley Chess Rally, Bellingham
Nov. 17    State Mini-Teams Championships, Bellevue (Interlake)
Jan. 25-26 State Individual Championships, Seattle (Lakeside)
Feb. 2     Chess Jam, Ferndale HS
Feb. 8-9   State Team Championships, Bellevue (Interlake)


NORTHWEST CHESS LEAGUE RESULTS, STANDINGS, PAIRINGS NORTHWEST CHESS LEAGUE FINAL STANDINGS 2012-13 35.5 Ferndale 31.0 Lynden Christian 25.0 Ferndale B 23.0 Lynden 22.0 Sehome 22.0 Ferndale C 20.5 Blaine 20.0 Meridian 16.5 Burlington-Edison 14.5 Mount Baker 14.5 Bellingham 14.0 Sedro-Woolley 13.0 Ferndale D 4.5 La Conner Round 1: 4.5 Ferndale A vs 0.5 Ferndale B 0.0 Mount Baker vs 5.0 Lynden Christian 4.0 Lynden vs 1.0 Burlington-Edison 1.0 Bellingham vs 4.0 Sehome 4.0 Blaine vs 1.0 La Conner 4.5 Ferndale C vs 0.5 Meridian 5.0 Sedro-Woolley vs 0.0 Ferndale D Round 2: 5.0 Lynden Christian vs 0.0 Sedro-Woolley 1.0 Ferndale C vs 4.0 Ferndale A 1.0 Sehome vs 4.0 Lynden 1.0 Burlington-Edison vs 4.0 Blaine 2.0 Meridian vs 3.0 Ferndale B 3.0 La Conner vs 1.0 Bellingham 2.0 Ferndale D vs 3.0 Mount Baker Round 3: 4.0 Ferndale A vs 1.0 Lynden Christian 3.0 Lynden vs 2.0 Blaine 3.5 Sehome vs 1.5 Ferndale C 4.0 Sedro-Woolley vs 0.0 La Conner 5.0 Ferndale B vs 0.0 Mount Baker 1.5 Burlington-Edison vs 3.5 Meridian 3.0 Bellingham vs 2.0 Ferndale D Round 4: 1.0 Lynden vs 4.0 Ferndale A 0.5 Blaine vs 4.5 Lynden Christian 0.5 Sedro-Woolley vs 4.5 Sehome 4.0 Meridian vs 1.0 Bellingham 4.0 Ferndale B vs 1.0 Ferndale C 2.5 Mount Baker vs 2.5 Burlington-Edison 0.5 La Conner vs 4.5 Ferndale D Round 5 Results: 5.0 Ferndale A vs 0.0 Sehome 3.0 Lynden Christian vs 2.0 Ferndale B 0.0 Meridian vs 5.0 Lynden 3.0 Blaine vs 2.0 Sedro-Woolley 1.0 Ferndale D vs 4.0 Ferndale C 5.0 Burlington-Edison vs 0.0 Bellingham 0.0 La Conner vs 5.0 Mount Baker Round 6 Results: 4.0 Ferndale A 1.0 Blaine 4.5 Lynden Christian 0.5 Lynden 2.0 Sehome 3.0 Ferndale B 2.0 Bellingham 3.0 Mount Baker 5.0 Ferndale C 0.0 Sedro-Woolley 2.5 Ferndale D 2.5 Burlington-Edison 0.0 La Conner 5.0 Meridian Round 7: 0.0 Meridian 5.0 Ferndale A 0.0 Ferndale C 5.0 Lynden Christian 3.5 Ferndale B 1.5 Lynden 0.0 Mount Baker 5.0 Sehome 4.0 Blaine 1.0 Ferndale D 1.5 Sedro-Woolley 3.5 Bellingham 3.0 Burlington-Edison 0.0 La Conner Round 8: 5.0 Ferndale A 0.0 Burlington-Edison 3.0 Lynden Christian 2.0 Sehome 4.0 Lynden 1.0 Mount Baker 4.0 Ferndale B 1.0 Sedro-Woolley 3.0 Bellingham 2.0 Blaine 0.0 Ferndale D 5.0 Meridian 0.0 La Conner 5.0 Ferndale C




11-12 NW League Results 10 Teams, Ferndale H.S. Champs - NWL Rating Report 1 - 2
10-11 NW League Results 10 Teams, Lynden Christian H.S. Champs - NWL Rating Report 1 - 2
09-10 NW League Results 12 Teams, Lynden H.S. Champs - NWL Rating Report
08-09 NW League Results 14 Teams, Lynden H.S. Champs - NWL Rating Report
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: Ryan Pitcher
Meridian: David Shick
Mount Baker: John Wiseman
Mount Vernon: Richard Morgenthaler
Mount Vernon Christian: Patrick De Jong
Nooksack Valley: Matt Galley
Squalicum: Patrick Brown
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.

Thirteen 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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