From Washington Chess Federation Facebook page. “GM Dmitry Skorchenko and LM Viktors Pupols tied for first place in the annual Washington Challenger’s Cup each with 3.5/4, which took place Nov. 7-8 at Seattle Chess Club. For his victory, Viktors is seeded into the 2016 WA State Championship in February. The tournament was directed by Fred… Continue reading Washington Challenger’s Cup Report
Chess players from Oregon triumphed at the 2015 Vancouver Open, which took place August 22-23 at the Vancouver Red Lion Hotel at the Quay and was hosted by the Washington Chess Federation. FM Nick Raptis and Jason Cigan tied for first with 4.5/5, topping the 35-player open section, which included 6 masters. Andrea Botez won… Continue reading Oregon players sweep Vancouver Open
Below are the final results of the Kings vs. Princes Match and Junior FIDE Round Robin. The games from both events can be found here. The USCF rating report can be found here. Here is link to some pictures taken during the event by Victoria Jung-Doknjas: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-Chess-Federation/173076032716634. Kings: FM Curt Collyer (2320, 2262, USA) 3.0 $300 3rd LM… Continue reading Princes beat Kings 14-11!
Sangeeta Dhingra won a one game playoff at a time control of G/15; d5 over Naomi Bashkansky. They scored 3.5-.5 in the main event. They drew with each other in the 4th round. David Hendricks directed the event for the sponsoring Washington Chess Federation. Winner got $500.00 in travel expense money for a national USCF… Continue reading Washington State Girls Championship Results
The 2015 WA State Scholastic Chess Championships were held on March 7th at Interlake High School in Bellevue and on March 8th at the Seattle Chess Club in Northgate. 169 players took part in 6 sections: K-3U800, K-3U1400, 4-6U1000, 4-12U1400, K-8 U1600, and K-8 Open. The tournament was directed by David Hendricks with assistance from Josh… Continue reading 2015 WA State Scholastic Chess Championships
The 2015 WA President’s Cup took place at the Seattle Chess Club, February 14-15, 2015. Around 55 players took part in two sections: Open and Reserve U1600. Gabriel Tafalla won the Open section with 3.5/4 and Cheyenne Zhang won the reserve with 4.5/5! The tournament has now been rated: See rating report.
Below are the final results of the 2015 WA State Championship, Premier, and Invitational Round Robins in order of tie-breaks. A link to the USCF rating report can be found here. Full results with crosstables can be viewed here. Games from the first weekend can be found here and from the second weekend here. Championship NM Roland Feng… Continue reading 2015 WA State Championship Results
Congratulations to Daniel He for winning the Washington Junior Closed two years in a row! This is a six-player annual invitational tournament of the best junior chess players in Washington. Daniel He finished with 4 of 5 points, drawing twice but going undefeated. Ethan Bashkansky finished a close second with 3.5, drawing three times (including… Continue reading Daniel He repeats as winner of Washington Junior Closed
Two important annual events recently took place in Washington (reported by WCF secretary Gary Dorfner): The Washington State Blitz Championship was held at Cross Roads Mall in Bellevue on October 11, 2014. There were 32 players participating in this event. This year’s winner is Roland Feng with 11.5 points. 2nd and 3rd places were shared by… Continue reading Washington results: Blitz Championship and Challengers Cup
Becca Lampman a student a Union High School in Vancouver won the event with 3.5-.5 score. 2nd was another Vancouver resident, Sarah May who is home schooled at 3-1. 12 took part under the direction of David Hendricks on March 2, 2014. CLICK HERE for USCF crosstable. CLICK HERE for the scholastic ratings Crosstable. This… Continue reading Washington Girls Championship Results