WHSCA Northwest Chess League


38.0 Lynden
31.5 Sehome
27.0 Sedro-Woolley
25.5 Burlington-Edison
23.0 Lynden Christian
22.5 Blaine
19.0 Ferndale
13.5 Burlington-Edison B
13.0 Lynden B
10.5 Mount Vernon
 3.5 Lynden Christian B
 3.0 Mount Baker

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NW High School Chess League
Schedule 2009-2010

Dec. 7: - NWL Meet 1, Rounds 1-2 -- Mount Vernon
Dec. 14: - NWL Meet, 2 Rounds 3-4 -- Lynden Christian
Jan. 11: - NWL Meet 3, Rounds 5-6 -- Burlington-Edison
Jan. 25: - NWL Meet 4, Rounds 7-8 -- Ferndale
. . . . . . . . . Sites open 6:00pm, League games start at 6:20pm

Feb. 27 and 28, 2010: Wa. State High School Chess Team Championships -- Meadowdale H.S., Lynnwood

Last Season - Lynden High School Regains The Crown

Fourteen high school teams played in the 08-09 NWL season. Lynden, led by Thomas Witecki, Sterling Dietz and William VanderVeen, clearly led the pack and capped the season with an 8th place finish at State.


1st  37.5 Lynden
2nd  30.5 Ferndale
3rd  27.0 Sedro-Woolley
4th  24.5 Burlington-Edison
5th  24.5 Sehome
6th  24.0 Lynden Christian
7th  21.0 Blaine
8th  15.0 Mount Baker
     14.5 Burlington-Edison B
     14.5 Mount Vernon
     10.5 Sedro-Woolley B
      7.0 Lynden B
      5.5 Burlington-Edison C
      5.0 Bellingham

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: 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.

Eleven 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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