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2017-2018 Whatcom-Skagit County+ Chess Tourney Dates Announced
Nov. 27 Mt Vernon Beta Chess Meet, 5-12th grades
Dec. 1 Bellingham BYC Friday Quad Tourneys K-12
2017 and beyond Stay informed: Via the Emailing List and Facebook


Mr. Joshua Stieber earned the title of 2017 Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix Champion by scoring 11.5 points at all four Grand Prix tourneys. 2nd was Johnathon Dennis and 3rd 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!


Photos: Elementary State - Chess F.E.S.T. - High School State - Whatcom Championships


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