Chessplayers from 2nd-12th grades, of all abilities, are invited to play in the....

Autumn Grand Prix

Whatcom Youth Chess Tournaments

Pre-registration required for each Quad -- do so here

2021 Autumn Grand Prix Results and Current Standings

Autumn Scene Play in one, some, or all:
Autumn Quads I --- Saturday, Oct. 30
Autumn Quads II -- Saturday, Nov. 6
Autumn Quads III - Saturday, Nov. 13
Autumn Quads IV - Saturday, Nov. 20
***No Quad on Saturday, Nov. 27***
Autumn Quads V - Saturday, Dec. 4
Autumn Quads VI - Saturday, Dec. 11
Autumn Quads VII - Saturday, Dec. 18

Ferndale Public Library --- 2125 Main Street, Ferndale -- map here

Check-in: From 9:00 - 9:09am sharp, at each tourney.
All Grand Prix players must have pre-registered for each Quad individually, and must also check-in before 9:10 in order to play. Due to pairing restrictions, late arrivals cannot be accommodated, sorry. Get there early!

Entry fee: Free! However, pre-registration is required for each Quad. Sign up by 10pm the day before.

Energy fee: Everyone, help set up tables, chairs, boards, sets, clocks, and board numbers. Thanks!

Grand Prix Prizes: Quad Pens for perfect scores at each Quad. Trophies to the Top Five Grand Prix finishers after the final Quad (see below).

The 2021 Autumn Grand Prix Quad Tournaments are open to any 2nd-12th grade players that desire to play competitive NWSRS rated tournament games. Beginner players are welcome! You need to learn the rules of chess before you arrive. Learn or review the rules of chess here (web page) or here (video) if you wish.

Players will be placed in different playing groups of approximately equal playing ability based primarily on the latest ratings. Players will play in 4 player (usually) "Quad" sections. These feature three games, no elimination, with a time control of Game/25 minutes with five second delay per player. The tournaments are rated by the NW Scholastic Ratings System, so tournament rules are in effect: if you touch a piece, you must move it.

Experienced players in the top sections will be required to record their moves, so bring a pen or pencil. Score sheets and sets/boards will be provided, but bring a clock if you have one. It's a no elimination tournament, each player can expect to play three rated games. With the exception of the highest rated players, all players should be finished with their three games around noon.

Schedule for each Autumn Grand Prix Quad event:
Check-in opens at 9:00am and please help with the setup, thank you! Check-in closes at 9:10am sharp. Don't be late! The quad format doesn't allow for late entries.
Round 1 - 9:15 or asap
Round 2 - 10:10 or asap
Round 3 - 11:05 or asap
The above is a rough guide, there is no set round start time. As soon as all four players in a Quad have finished their first round games, they refer to the pairing chart, identify their opponent and board numbers for Round 2, and may begin their next games as soon as they're ready.
After the event, please assist with setting the room back to its original layout. Thanks!

Autumn Grand Prix Prizes
Any player who competes in an Autumn Grand Prix Quad and posts a perfect score (three wins) will receive The Quad Pen. (An eCircuit four color [BGRU] medium-fine ball point pen.)

The top five players who accumulate the most points overall in all Autumn Grand Prix Quad tourneys will receive trophies, to be awarded at the conclusion of the final Autumn Grand Prix Quad. The top scorer will be declared 2021 Autumn Grand Prix Champion. (If ties, higher rated gets higher place.)

The Grand Prix formula favors players who play each week, and who are improving, so you could win if you put your mind to it! The current, updated NWSRS ratings will be used in each Autumn Grand Prix Quad. (If the NWSRS ratings haven't been updated since the last tourney, SwissSys estimated ratings may be used.)

All library patrons and chessplayers must wear masks inside the building.

The Autumn Grand Prix Quad chess tournaments are directed by Randy Kaech, with assistance from All Of You.

Autumn Grand Prix one page PDF flyer here

2021 Autumn Grand Prix Standings after Five.
(Two more GP quads remaining!) 9 Owen Zhang 9 Max Trushkov 8.5 Zayden Moreau 8 Jonas Carpenter 7.5 Ethan Bosch 7 Owen Scollon 7 James Kozaczuk 6 Kylan Peterson 6 Shafter Manly 6 Charles Love 5.5 Caitlin Jackson 5.5 Nolan Overhauser 5 Katy Manly 5 Dylan Cox 5 Ethan Kuzin 5 Jared McCrory 4.5 Gregory Moore 4 Theo Lewis 4 Teo Chaipellone 4 Grayden Plumb 3.5 Alexander Richardson 3.5 Erik Anshus 3.5 Jaxon Nipges 3 Tristan Misja 3 Joedon Lee 3 Mason Cash 2.5 Nathaniel Wilson 2.5 Henry Smith 2.5 Maddy King 2 Cameron McFadden 2 Jolie Valente 2 Gabe Jongema 2 Isabella Mam 1.5 Mehrveer Sanghera 1 Justin Van Male 1 Andrew Boulos 1 Colton Valentine 1 Lucas Akers

Find official final crosstables with correct ratings at
Chess Ratings NorthWest

Autumn Grand Prix Quads V: Quad 1

#NameRtngTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Owen Scollon1548FHV6W4W2W3 3.0
2Ethan Bosch1205SHM12W3L1W4 2.0
3Max Trushkov1374FER9L2W4L1 1.0
4Theo Lewis1081FER10L1L3L2 0.0

Autumn Grand Prix Quads V

Grand Prix Quads V: Quad 2

#NameRtngTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Kylan Peterson892MRD10W3W2W4 3.0
2Owen Zhang1055FHV6W4L1W3 2.0
3Jonas Carpenter917VST8L1D4L2 0.5
4Erik Anshus856SHM10L2D3L1 0.5

Autumn Grand Prix Quads V

Grand Prix Quads V: Quad 3

#NameRtngTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1James Kozaczuk851SHK6W3W4W2 3.0
2Katy Manly720FER9D4W3L1 1.5
3Caitlin Jackson694BHC8L1L2W4 1.0
4Zayden Moreau714VST6D2L1L3 0.5

Autumn Grand Prix Quads V

Grand Prix Quads V: Quad 4

#NameRtngTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Alexander Richardson539FER10W3W4D2 2.5
2Nathaniel Wilsonunr.SHK6W4W3D1 2.5
3Justin Van Male579BHS11L1L2W4 1.0
4Teo Chaipellone657SHM10L2L1L3 0.0

Autumn Grand Prix Quads V

Grand Prix Quads V: Quad 5

#NameRtngTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Shafter Manly477CUE3W3W2W4 3.0
2Tristan Misja533VST7W4L1D3 1.5
3Nolan Overhauser531VST6L1D4D2 1.0
4Joedon Lee400VST6L2D3L1 0.5

Autumn Grand Prix Four: Quad 1

#NameRtngPostTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Owen Scollon15261562FHV6W4W2W3 3.0
2Ethan Kuzin12121217SHM9W3L1L4 1.0
3Max Trushkov14351396FER9L2W4L1 1.0
4Dylan Cox11911200SHM9L1L3W2 1.0

Autumn Grand Prix Four

Autumn Grand Prix Four: Quad 2

#NameRtngPostTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Ethan Bosch11871199SHM12W4D2W3 2.5
2Theo Lewis9811101FER10W3D1W4 2.5
3Jaxon Nipges10371012HOR8L2W4L1 1.0
4Erik Anshus946892SHM10L1L3L2 0.0

Autumn Grand Prix Four

Autumn Grand Prix Four: Quad 3

#NameRtngPostTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Owen Zhang9331068FHV6W4W2W3 3.0
2James Kozaczuk859849SHK6W3L1L4 1.0
3Cameron McFadden945911FER11L2W4L1 1.0
4Kylan Peterson929899MRD10L1L3W2 1.0

Autumn Grand Prix Four

Autumn Grand Prix Four: Quad 4

#NameRtngPostTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Charles Love826814SHM9W2L4W3 2.0
2Katie Manly616709FER9L1W3W4 2.0
3Teo Chaipellone659639SHM10W4L2L1 1.0
4Henry Smith652634MDI8L3W1L2 1.0

Autumn Grand Prix Four

Autumn Grand Prix Four: Small Swiss

#NameRtngPostTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Zayden Moreau649770VST6D2W5W3 2.5
2Caitlin Jackson610703BHC8D1W6W4 2.5
3Grayden Plumb647693VST6W5W4L1 2.0
4Nolan Overhauser611572VST6W6L3L2 1.0
5Shafter Manly725635CUE3L3L1D6 0.5
6Joedon Lee400388VST6L4L2D5 0.5

Autumn GP Three: Quad 1

#NameRtngPostTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Dylan Cox11011190SHM9W4L2W3 2.0
2Max Trushkov14601436FER9L3W1W4 2.0
3Jaxon Nipges10371058HOR8W2L4L1 1.0
4Ethan Kuzin12501219SHM9L1W3L2 1.0

Autumn GP Three

Autumn GP Three: Quad 2

#NameRtngPostTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Owen Zhang933955FHV6W2W3L4 2.0
2Jonas Carpenter868931VST8L1W4W3 2.0
3James Kozaczuk878859SHK6W4L1L2 1.0
4Cameron McFadden932897FER11L3L2W1 1.0

Autumn GP Three

Autumn GP Three: Quad 3

#NameRtngPostTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Erik Anshus788935SHM10W3W2W4 3.0
2Kylan Petersonunr.854MRD10W4L1W3 2.0
3Alexander Richardson400500FER10L1W4L2 1.0
4Zayden Moreau962839VST6L2L3L1 0.0

Autumn GP Three

Autumn GP Three: Quad 4

#NameRtngPostTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Teo Chaipellone400716SHM10W3W2W4 3.0
2Henry Smithunr.610MDI8W4L1D3 1.5
3Katy Manlyunr.608FER9L1W4D2 1.5
4Grayden Plumb783647VST6L2L3L1 0.0

Autumn GP Three

Autumn GP Three: Quad 5

#NameRtngPostTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Mason Cash480758VST7W2W3W4 3.0
2Caitlin Jackson673695BHC8L1W4W3 2.0
3Nolan Overhauser611590VST6W4L1L2 1.0
4Jolie Valente766642VST7L3L2L1 0.0
Autumn GP Three

Autumn GP Three: Quad 6

#NameRtngPostTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Shafter Manlyunr.787CUE3D2W3B--- 2.5
2Maddy Kingunr.787VST7D1B---W3 2.5
3Joedon Lee400385VST6B---L1L2 1.0

Autumn Grand Prix Two: Quad One

#NameRtngPostTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Max Trushkov12681466FER9W4W3W2 3.0
2Jared McRory12801383LYE10W3W4L1 2.0
3Owen Scollon15331494FHV6L2L1W4 1.0
4Gabriel Jongema16171531LYE10L1L2L3 0.0

Autumn Grand Prix Two

Autumn Grand Prix Two: Quad Two

#NameRtngPostTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Ethan Kuzin11831311SHM9W3W4W2 3.0
2Ethan Bosch14811454SHM12W4W3L1 2.0
3Theo Lewis10521032FER10L1L2D4 0.5
4Jaxon Nipges10421024HOR8L2L1D3 0.5

Autumn Grand Prix Two

Autumn Grand Prix Two: Quad Three

#NameRtngPostTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Jonas Carpenter443755VST8W4W2W3 3.0
2Owen Zhang936901FHV6W3L1W4 2.0
3Charles Loveunr.577SHM9L2W4L1 1.0
4Caitlin Jackson728626BHC8L1L3L2 0.0

Autumn Grand Prix Two

Autumn Grand Prix Two: Quad Four

#NameRtngPostTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Gregory Moore847884LYE10W3W4W2 3.0
2Mehrveer Sangheraunr.510VST8W4L3L1 1.0
3Colton Valentineunr.513VST6L1W2L4 1.0
4Nolan Overhauserunr.513VST6L2L1W3 1.0

Autumn Grand Prix Two

Autumn Grand Prix Two: Swiss Five

#NameRtngPostTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Tot
1Zayden Moreauunr.1000VST6W6W3W2 3.0
2Jolie Valenteunr.833VST7W4W6L1 2.0
3Grayden Plumbunr.833VST6W5L1W4 2.0
4Lucas Akersunr.500LYA5L2W5L3 1.0
5Joedon Leeunr.402VST6L3L4W6 1.0
6Brennen Beachunr.300HOR8L1L2L5 0.0

Autumn GP One, Quad 1

# Name Rtng Team Grd Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot
1 Max Trushkov 1268 FER
9 W2 L4 W3 2.0
2 Gabriel Jongema 1617 LYE 10 L1 W3 W4 2.0
3 Jaxon Nipges 1042 HOR 8 W4 L2 L1 1.0
4 Ethan Bosch 1481 SHM 12 L3 W1 L2 1.0

Autumn GP One, Quad 2

# Name Rtng Team Grd Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot
1 Jared McRory 1280 LYE 10 W2 W4 W3 3.0
2 Dylan Cox 1101 SHM 9 L1 W3 W4 2.0
3 Theo Lewis 1052 FER 10 W4 L2 L1 1.0
4 Ethan Kuzin 1183 SHM 9 L3 L1 L2 0.0

Autumn GP One, Quad 3

# Name Rtng Team Grd Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot
1 Jonas Carpenter 443 VST 8 W2 W4 D3 2.5
2 James Kozaczuk 909 SHK 6 L1 W3 W4 2.0
3 Gregory Moore 847 LYE 10 W4 L2 D1 1.5
4 Colton Valentine unr. VST 6 L3 L1 L2 0.0

Autumn GP One, Quad 4

# Name Rtng Team Grd Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot
1 Charles Love unr. SHM 9 W2 W4 W3 3.0
2 Nolan Overhauser unr. VST 6 L1 D3 W4 1.5
3 Andrew Boulos 651 FAC 4 D4 D2 L1 1.0
4 Mehrveer Sanghera unr. VST 8 D3 L1 L2 0.5

Autumn GP One, Quad 5

# Name Rtng Team Grd Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot
1 Zayden Moreau unr. VST 6 W2 X4 D3 2.5
2 Isabella Mam unr. VST 7 L1 W3 X4 2.0
3 Tristan Misja unr. VST 7 X4 L2 D1 1.5
4 Lucas Akers unr. LYA 5 F3 F1 F2 0.0

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