WHSCA Northwest League

Lynden Christian, 2007-2008 Champions

Congratulations to Lynden Christian, NWL champs for the first time! And good luck to all of our NWL teams at State. The top seven placing teams (LC through Ferndale) have qualified to compete in the Washington State High School Chess Team Championships, being held for the first time in the NWL, at Burlington-Edison High School on February 8th and 9th.

35.0 Lynden Christian
31.5 Lynden
28.5 Sehome
22.0 Burlington-Edison
21.5 Sedro-Woolley
18.5 Mount Vernon  
17.0 Ferndale     
12.5 Burlington-Edison B
10.5 Bellingham
 9.0 Mount Baker
 6.0 Ferndale B

NW High School Chess League Schedule 2007-2008

Dec. 3: - NWL Meet 1, Rounds 1-2 -- Burlington-Edison H.S.
Dec. 17: NWL Meet 2, Rounds 3-4 -- Sedro-Woolley H.S.
Jan. 7: - NWL Meet 3, Rounds 5-6 -- Lynden H.S.
Jan. 14: NWL Meet 4, Rounds 7-8 -- Ferndale H.S.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . League games start at 6:20pm

Feb. 8-9, 2008: State High School Team Championships, Edmonds-Woodway H.S.

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:
Anacortes: Alex Dunlap
Bellingham: Brian Smith
Blaine: Don Sayegh
Burlington: Stacy Murdock
Ferndale: Don Pringle
Lummi: James Sandusky
Lynden: Bert Rutgers
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: David Rostykus
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.

Nine 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 36 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.

This year's Washington State High School Team Championships will be held February 8-9, 2008 at Burlington-Edison High School.

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