Cold Winter, Hot Chess!

Feb. 4 Bellingham Wade King Classic K-8
Feb. 25 Ferndale 20th Annual Chess Jam
March 18 Bellingham Lowell Tournament K-8

Mr. Sean Dennis earned the title of 2016 Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix Champion by racking up points at all four Grand Prix tourneys. 2nd place was seized by Christian Leon, 3rd Maddy Scholten, 4th Owen Scollon and 5th to Jonathon Dennis.

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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