Washington Players Triumph at 2018 US National Junior Congress

By Vijay Sankaran, Igor & Stephan Jiang The US National Junior Congress was held at Basis Independent Silicon Valley School, San Jose, CA from Mar 10th – Mar 11th. WA kids participated in U12, U10 and U8 sections representing the Seattle Chess Club. In a tightly contested tournament, all the players who were part of… Continue reading Washington Players Triumph at 2018 US National Junior Congress

Washington High School State Team Championship RESULTS

Newport High School chess team won Washington High School State Team Championship, squeezing ahead by mere 0.5 point. Playing for the winning Newport team, Ethan Bashkansky got a special medal for winning all 5 out of 5 games. Also congratulations to the previous 4 years champion Lakeside High School in second place, and Interlake High… Continue reading Washington High School State Team Championship RESULTS

Presidental Scholastic Results

On Feb 15, 2014, a 5 section scholastic event was held at Olympic View Elementary School, Seattle. David Hendricks was the tournament Director. 17 players in the K-1 Under 800 rated section were topped by the 5-0 score of Palash Singhal of Creekside Elementary in Issaquah. 18 players in the K-3 Open section were topped by Rockwell… Continue reading Presidental Scholastic Results

52 Players in Washington Open Scholastic Sections

Winners with TD David Hendricks. Photo credit: Gary Dorfner. 5-0 scores won both sections of the Washington Open Scholastic held May 25, 2013 at North Seattle Community College as part of the annual Washington Open. The 20 player 4-6 section was won by Aaron Probst of Richfield WA and the 32 player K-3 section by… Continue reading 52 Players in Washington Open Scholastic Sections

Washington Girls Championship

Group picture: Back row left to right: Wanchen Zao, Priya Kudva, Sarah May, Audrey Whitmer. Front row left to right: Cheyenne Zhang, Naomi Bashkansky, Becca Lampman, Sujatha Devi Chalasani. Missing from picture: Olga Cherepakhin. Report per TD: David Hendricks, WA State Scholastic Director. Congratulations to Becca Lampman for winning the WA State Girls Championship for the 2nd… Continue reading Washington Girls Championship