It's going to be a HOT SUMMER!

July 19, Aug. 2, 16 Bellingham Hot Summer Chess I, III, IV
July 26, Aug. 23 Ferndale Hot Summer Chess II, V
Sundays 2:00 Bellingham Chess & Coffee Meetup

Mr. Blake VanDenTop earned the title of 2015 Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix Champion by racking up three wins in a row at the final tournament of the summer. 2nd place was seized by Andy Erickson, 3rd Emma Doede, 4th Richy Kaech and 5th to Duncan Stewardson.

In Blaine at the Washington State High School 2011 Chess Team Championships, Lakeside and Interlake tied for the title after five rounds. Overtime, to determine the State Championship, was a five-on-five speed chess playoff, each player having three minutes on the clock (with a two second delay). The photo above taken right at the start of the playoff. (Photo courtesy of Barry Hanson.)

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State Elementary, view from above
1,135 kids playing chess at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden.
Chess -- as big as you think!

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