WHSCA Northwest Chess League



NW HIGH SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE SCHEDULE 2016-2017: Pre-Season Tourneys: (Check-in by 6:10pm) Nov. 14, Blaine HS Nov. 28, Sedro-Woolley HS NWL League meets: (Clocks start at 6:20pm) Dec. 12, Sehome HS Jan. 9, Meridian HS Jan. 23, Ferndale HS Feb. 6, Lynden HS 2016 Northwest League All Star Team: Trevor Johnson, Ferndale Ben Q. Witzel, Ferndale Sean Dennis, Sehome Nikhil Harle, Sehome Spenser Dodge, Blaine All Star Reserve Team: Stone Kaech, Ferndale Andrew Bullock, Blaine Tanner Feemster, Sehome Parker Bromet, Meridian David Pierce, Ferndale



Join us!

All high schools in Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties 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 6, 2016. Home schooled students may play also. Direct inquiries to NWL director Randy.Kaech@ferndalesd.org.




Join us online!

The Northwest Chess League also organizes an online "correspondence" style chess tournament for NWL high school students. Players must enter by Tuesday, December 13, 2016. For further information visit http://northwestchess.info/nwlonline.html .




15-16 NW League Results 10 Teams, Ferndale H.S. Champs
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:
Blaine: Don Sayegh
Burlington: Stacy Murdock
Ferndale: Randy Kaech
Lummi: James Sandusky
Lynden: Aimee Minkler
Meridian: David Shick
Mount Vernon: Richard Morgenthaler
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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