WHSCA Northwest Chess League




NW HIGH SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE SCHEDULE 2017-2018: NOV. 13: NWL PreSeason Alpha Meet, Blaine HS optional NOV. 27: NWL PreSeason Beta Meet, Mt Vernon or Sedro, TBA optional DEC. 11: NW League Meet 1, Sehome HS JAN. 8: NW League Meet 2, Meridian HS JAN. 22: NW League Meet 3, Ferndale HS FEB. 5: NW League Meet 4, Lynden HS For teams that qualify out of league: MAR. 2-3: 2018 Wa. State HS Chess Team Championships, Issaquah HS Other high school events of note: DEC. 2: State MS-HS MiniTeams Championship, Bellevue JAN. 26-27: 2018 Wa. State HS Individual Championships, Kenmore FEB. 24: Chess Jam, Ferndale HS

NORTHWEST CHESS LEAGUE SCHEDULE 2017-2018 (Team listed first is White on Boards 1, 3, 5) (Clocks start at 6:20pm for all Meets) DEC. 11: NW League Meet 1, at Sehome HS Round 1: Ferndale B vs Meridian Blaine vs Lynden C Sehome vs Squalicum Mt Vernon vs Lynden B Lynden A vs Ferndale Round 2: Meridian vs Lynden A Ferndale A vs Mt Vernon Lynden B vs Sehome Squalicum vs Blaine Lynden C vs Ferndale B JAN. 8: NW League Meet 2, at Meridian HS Round 3: Lynden C vs Meridian Ferndale B vs Squalicum Blaine vs Lynden B Sehome vs Ferndale A Mt Vernon vs Lynden A Round 4: Meridian vs Mt Vernon Lynden A vs Sehome Ferndale A vs Blaine Lynden B vs Ferndale B Squalicum vs Lynden C HOME-AWAY MATCHES: (to be played by Jan. 22) Round 5: Squalicum hosts Meridian Lynden C vs Lynden B Ferndale B vs Ferndale A Blaine hosts Lynden A Sehome at Mount Vernon JAN. 22: NW League Meet 3, at Ferndale HS Round 6: Meridian vs Sehome Mt Vernon vs Blaine Lynden A vs Ferndale B Ferndale A vs Lynden C Lynden B vs Squalicum Round 7: Lynden B vs Meridian Squalicum vs Ferndale A Lynden C vs Lynden A Ferndale B vs Mt Vernon Blaine vs Sehome FEB. 5: NW League Meet 4, at Lynden HS Round 8: Ferndale A vs Meridian Lynden B vs Lynden A Squalicum vs Mount Vernon Lynden C vs Sehome Ferndale B vs Blaine Round 9: Meridian vs Blaine Sehome vs Ferndale B Mt Vernon vs Lynden C Lynden A vs Squalicum Ferndale A vs Lynden B


Join us!

All high schools in Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties are welcome to participate in the Northwest Chess League. A team consists of at least five players from the same school who enjoy the game and can make the four Monday evening meets that comprise the NW League schedule. (See NWL rules below.) Teams must confirm their participation by Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Home schooled students may play also. Direct inquiries to NWL director Randy.Kaech@ferndalesd.org.







16-17 NW League Results 10 Teams, Ferndale H.S. Champs
15-16 NW League Results 10 Teams, Ferndale H.S. Champs
14-15 NW League Results 12 Teams, Ferndale H.S. Champs
13-14 NW League Results 12 Teams, Ferndale H.S. Champs
12-13 NW League Results 14 Teams, Ferndale H.S. Champs
11-12 NW League Results 10 Teams, Ferndale H.S. Champs
10-11 NW League Results 10 Teams, Lynden Christian H.S. Champs
09-10 NW League Results 12 Teams, Lynden H.S. Champs
08-09 NW League Results 14 Teams, Lynden H.S. Champs
07-08 NW League Results 11 Teams, Lynden Christian H.S. Champs
06-07 NW League Results 14 Teams, Lynden H.S. Champs
05-06 NW League Results 12 Teams, Lynden H.S. Champs
04-05 NW League Results 12 Teams, Sehome H.S. Champs
03-04 NW League Results 10 Teams, Sehome H.S. Champs
02-03 NW League Results 10 Teams, Sehome H.S. Champs
01-02 NW League Results 12 Teams, Ferndale H.S. Champs
00-01 NW League Results 10 Teams, Ferndale H.S. Champs
99-00 NW League Results 12 Teams, Lynden H.S. Champs
98-99 NW League Results 10 Teams, Ferndale H.S. Champs




NW League H.S. Chess Club Advisors / Helpers

Contact these people if you want to join/assist/start a chess club at your high school:
Bellingham: Eric Bachmeier
Blaine: Don Sayegh
Ferndale: Randy Kaech
La Conner: Lori Buher
Lummi: James Sandusky
Lynden: Aimee Minkler
Lynden Christian: Bob Doede
Meridian: David Shick
Mount Vernon: Vern Cook
Squalicum: Vaughn Wine
Sedro-Woolley: Randy Walther
Sehome: Randy Walther
NW League Director: Randy Kaech


Northwest League Rules - Summary
A useful one-page synopsis of the rules.

Northwest League Rules - Official
The full version of the rules, a bit verbose to cover all contingencies.


Some facts about high school chess in Washington

For several decades now the Washington High School Chess Association (WHSCA) has organized most major scholastic chess events for the state, including the Washington State High School Team Chess Championships. They have also provided structure and oversight to the many interscholastic chess leagues in Washington.

Eighteen years ago the Northwest League became the newest WHSCA league, providing league chess competition for high schools in Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties.

WHSCA leagues range from the large Seattle Metro League (18 high school teams) to the Puget Sound League (4 high schools). Last year 30 teams qualified and participated at the State Championships. A team must place in the upper half of its league in order to qualify for State.


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