Category: Scholastic

  • Ted Wang wins National K-12 3rd Grade Section

    Ted Wang wins National K-12 3rd Grade Section

    This year’s National K-12 Grade Chess Championship was held Dec. 9th to 11th at National Harbor, MD. Over 2,400 K-12 grade students across the country played in this annual national tournament, significantly higher turnout than last year. Here is what it looks like to have so many players in one huge room before the start of the first round. […]

  • NW Regional Scholastic

    On 16 May, the grand on-line chess experiment continues with a new event, the Northwest Regional Scholastic Championships! When shelter-in-place orders forced the delay or outright cancellation of chess events with packed playing halls full of potentially contagious people, the Washington Chess organizers quickly moved to well-planned on-line events. But somebody (naming no names) noticed […]

  • 14 Northwest Juniors qualify for 2018 World Youth & Cadets!

    Congratulations to the Northwest chess players who qualified for the 2018 World Youth & Cadets! ​The following local players have qualified for the World Youth (ages 12-18), which will be held in Halkidiki, Greece, October 19-31, 2018: Open U18: Roland Feng (WA) Bryce Tiglon (WA) Open U14: Anthony He (WA) Girls Under 16: Naomi Bashkansky […]

  • Chess in Equatorial Guinea

    Story submitted by Seth Talyansky, email We, the leaders of the Catlin Gabel Chess Club, investigated the circumstances of chess in Equatorial Guinea (EG), the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, as a project for Spanish class. After Seth’s saga of efforts to connect us with people in EG, which we recount in an article for […]

  • 2017 Idaho Scholastic Champion of Champions

    The first-ever event of this kind in Idaho. Five players played for the Idaho Scholastic Championship title in downtown Boise, Idaho on May 27, 2017 at the Foerstel building at 249 South 16th Street in Boise, Idaho. These players qualified to play by being the top three finishers in both the Scholastic K-8 Championship (held […]

  • Oregon Kids event report

    From Facebook post of Coquillle Chess Club Coquille Chess Club Oregon Scholastic State Championships It was a sunny weekend but in Seaside, nearly 400 chess players were indoors contending for the Oregon Scholastic State Championships at the Seaside Convention Center. Coos County had nine Coquille, two Myrtle Point and one North Bend player participating. Joshua […]

  • Derek Zhang becomes National Master

    “After reaching 2100 USCF in 2015, my chess progress stagnated, but over these past few months I was able to put all the pieces together and reach 2200. My real breakthrough tournament was 3 months ago at the Golden State Open, where I scored 2.5/3 against FMs in the last 3 rounds to win the […]

  • Anthony He becomes FIDE Master

    Anthony He became Washington State’s youngest ever FIDE Master on February 20, 2017 by scoring 5.5/9 at the 2017 WA State Chess Championship in Redmond. He gained 93.6 points to boost his FIDE rating over 2300. Anthony achieved the title 4 days after he turned age 12.  Anthony is currently the US number 1 FIDE […]

  • Jason Yu wins WA Barber Qualifier

    From Washington Chess Federation Facebook Post. The 2017 WA State Barber Qualifier held on March 11-12 at Chinook Middle School in Bellevue and Seattle Chess Club in Northgate. A little over 100 players took part in 6 sections: K-3U800, K-3U1400, 4-6U1000, 4-12U1400, K-12 U1600, and K-8 Open. The tournament was directed by David Hendricks with assistance […]

  • Chess for Success Event

    From a Facebook post by Chess for Success. The first day of the 50th Anniversary tournaments (March 10, 2017) is in the books. K-5 Team winners were: Jacob Wismer Elementary in 1st, four way tie for 2nd (Hope Chinese Charter School, Charlemagne French Immersion School, Glencoe Elementary, and Beach K-8) and a two way tie […]