Chess4Life held a tournament in Napavine, Washington, at the Napavine Elementary School on March 15, 2014. Darren Campbell was the tournament director.
6 different sections were held with players from several different school districts in the area taking part. Two players scored 3-1, Adin Stratton of Napavine Elementary and Haarika Yajamanam of Olympic View Elementary in Oak Harbor in the Beginners 2-3 section. 6 players in this section.
6 players also in the K-3 under 800 rated section. A 4.5-.5 score by Travis Vestal of Centralia Christian School topped the section.
Samir Amin of Olympic View Elementary in Lacey and Nathaniel Serl of Napavine Elementary both scored 4-1 in the 8 player Grade 4-6 section.
Brian Lee of Napavine Elementary won Section Grades 4-6 under 800 rated with 5-0. 9 players in this section.
15 players in the Grades 7-12 Open Section. Another 5-0 score won this section. That player was Ian Richards of Onalaska Elementary/Middle School.
10 players in the Beginners Grades 4-8 section. 4-0 score by Daryl Leischner of Rochester Middle School topped the section.
Your reporter visited the school before the event and left some old chess magazines to be handed out at the tournament.
CLICK HERE for the Chess Ratings Northwest crosstable for the event.