Bellevue 8th grader Naomi Bashkansky wins World School Chess Championship!

Naomi Bashkansky has just won the 2016 World School Chess Championship in the Girls Under 13 category, held on December 2 – 12 in Sochi, Russia. With 5 wins (full points) and 4 draws (half-points), she got 7 points in 9 games, and finished in the first place — without a single loss, undefeated. As a winner she is awarded the Woman… Continue reading Bellevue 8th grader Naomi Bashkansky wins World School Chess Championship!

Spokane CC event Inland Empire Open

Taken for a Facebook post by Spokane Chess Club. “INLAND EMPIRE OPEN — THREE’S A CROWD!! This year’s installment of the Inland Empire Open ended up with the top three seeds sharing first place and claiming the prizes for first, second, and third. Michael Cambareri, Michael Murray and Pavlo Zaborskyy all scored 4.0 to top… Continue reading Spokane CC event Inland Empire Open

Olde Middle School Team Tied for First in K-8 at National Junior High Championship

Congratulations to Bellevue’s Olde Middle School chess team on their outstanding achievement tying for 1st place in K-8 at the National Junior High Championship in Indianapolis, IN, held 15-17 April 2016. Derek Zhang (2148) and Naomi Bashkansky (1993) led the team with a score of 6/7, tying for 3rd place in the 272 player section.  Other… Continue reading Olde Middle School Team Tied for First in K-8 at National Junior High Championship

Washington players tie for 1st in National High School Championship

Congratulations to Kyle Haining (2191) and Bryce Tiglon (2357) for sharing first place with four other 2400+ rated players at the National High School Championship in Atlanta, GA, held April 1-3, 2016. [All six players scored 6.0 points in 7 rounds.] Kyle pulled off an incredible feat by defeating two 2400+ rated players in the last two rounds.… Continue reading Washington players tie for 1st in National High School Championship

Seattle Kings vs. Princes Match II and Junior RR Results

Here are the final results of the 2016 Kings vs. Princes Match II and Junior Round Robin. The US Chess rating report can be found here. Pictures from the match can be found here. Kings: IM Ray Kaufman (2359, 2314, USA) 5.5 $275 FM John Readey (2266, 2280, USA) 5.0 $250 FM Nick Raptis (2399, 2220, USA) 4.5 $225… Continue reading Seattle Kings vs. Princes Match II and Junior RR Results

Jason Cigan Tops Portland Spring Open

From Portland CC website “Portland Spring Open (March 12-13): This year’s edition was run by Mike Janniro with assistance from Mike Lilly. There were thirty-five players, twenty-three in the open, led by five 2100’s, and twelve in the reserve (U1800). Starting with last year’s Summer Open, we began allowing a half point bye on the last… Continue reading Jason Cigan Tops Portland Spring Open