Chess - The Mind's The Limit
March 7 Bellingham Happy Valley Chess Rally K-8
Jun 30, Jul 14 Bellingham Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix 1, 2
Jul 28, Aug 11 Ferndale Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix 3, 4
2015+ Whatcom County Chess dates for 2015-16

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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Checkmate! video from KVOS-TV ENW with Deb Slater,
on the Whatcom County Championships at the Lynden Fairgrounds.


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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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