FM Ignacio Perez wins 2015 WA G/60 Championship!

The 2015 WA G/60 Championship was held at Seattle Chess Club over winter break December 28-29. The tournament was hosted by the Washington Chess Federation and directed by Fred Kleist. 48 players took part in one large open section. FM Ignacio Perez, originally from Cuba, won clear first with 5.5/6, claiming the $180 first place… Continue reading FM Ignacio Perez wins 2015 WA G/60 Championship!

Oregon players sweep Vancouver Open

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

Anath Gottumukkala wins WA Junior Open

Reported by WCF president Josh Sinanan. Recent International Community School graduate Anath Gottumukkala (rated only 1278 USCF, 1634 NW) won clear first at the Washington Junior Open on MLK Monday (Jan. 19, 2015) with 4/4!  For his victory, Anath is seeded into the 2015 WA Premier and 2016 WA Junior Closed. This was only Anath’s… Continue reading Anath Gottumukkala wins WA Junior Open

Some recent event results

Seattle July Tornado (sometimes called the Sunday Tornado), held July 27, 2014 at the Seattle Chess Club. Ethan Bashkansky and Zixiao Han draw each other and tied for first with 3.5 out of 4 points. Both are now expert-rated, with Han having a provisional rating. See the USCF crosstable. Tacoma Open, held August 2, 2014 at… Continue reading Some recent event results

2014 Washington Championship Results

Reported by WCF secretary Gary Dorfner. See the event webpage for more details, crosstables, photos and links. The Wash. State Championship and Premier were held at the Seattle Chess Club on Feb. 8-9 and 15-17, 2014. There were 10 players in each section, played as a round robin. The winners were: Championship Section: 1st Nat Koons 5.5,… Continue reading 2014 Washington Championship Results

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

2013 Washington Junior Closed

Nathan Lee of Issaquah won the 6 player round robin event with 4.5-.5 score. Roland Feng of Seattle was 2nd with 4-1. Lee and Feng drew their game. Event was held Jan. 4-6, 2013. David Hendricks of Sammamish was the tournament director. USCF crosstable link.

Wenatchee tournament Cancelled AGAIN

Notice from Washington Chess Federation President Hi Everyone, Due to lack of sign-ups, WCF has decided to cancel the Wenatchee Valley Open chess tournament next weekend (Nov 10-11, 2012). Please cancel any hotel reservations that you may have made. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience. Luckily for us, the convention center will not charge a cancellation… Continue reading Wenatchee tournament Cancelled AGAIN

Washington Chess Federation Challengers’s Cup Results

The Annual Challengers’ Cup Chess Tournament was held at the Seattle Chess Club on Oct 27-28 under the sponsorship of the Washington Chess Federation and direction of Fred Kleist of Seattle. 27 players took part in the Challengers’ Section and ended in a tie at 3.5-.5 between Tian Sang of WA and Roland Feng of Seattle.… Continue reading Washington Chess Federation Challengers’s Cup Results