The Heat is On!

April 30, 2022 Tacoma State K-8 Championships - 776 players! - Video - Results
June 18, 2022 Ferndale White Elephant Quick Chess Tourney II
July 31, 2022 Bellingham Lake Padden Quads II - 6th-12th grades
Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27 Ferndale Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix Series

Winter Grand Prix 2022 - Persistence Pays!

After eight chess tournaments over the course of three months, it came down to the final game! Jaxon Nipges was crowned Winter Grand Prix Champion, edging out Owen Scollon by 1.5 points. Ethan Bosch nabbed third with 13 points. Declan Bosch and Teo Chiapellone tied for fourth with 12.5 wins. Congratulations to our champions, and kudos to all the students who participated in the intellectual stimulation and brain exercise of Winter Grand Prix 2022.

Watch the tiebreaker speed chess game that determined the 2020 Washington State High School Individual Champion (Premier)
Johnathon Dennis (Sehome) vs Cannon Doncaster (Richland).

Blaine, WA - At the Washington State High School Chess Team Championships, Lakeside and Interlake tied for the title after five rounds. Overtime, to determine the State Championship, was a five-on-five sudden death 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. Who says chess doesn't produce adrenalin? (Photo courtesy of Barry Hanson)

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1,135 kids playing chess at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden.
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