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Web site was last updated October 16, 2013
2013-14 Tournaments by WHSCA
- Saturday, November 16, 2013 — MS/JHS and HS Mini-Teams Championship — Interlake HS, Bellevue
- Fri-Sat, January 31-February 1, 2014 — HS State Individual Championship — Bothell High School
- Fri-Sat, February 28-March 1, 2014 — HS State Team Championship
Registration for State Individual Championship
Please join us on Jan 31, 2014 for the State Individual Championship in Bothell, WA.
State Team Results, Feb 8-9, 2013
The measure of a performance can be defined as how well a team succeeds in relation to their ability. When a #1 seed wins a tournament, then, people sometimes shrug their shoulders and say, "Well, it figures." When Lakeside A won the State tournament Feb 8-9 with a score of 24.5/25, however, no one who watched could be anything but awed by their display.
On the route to the record-settling title, Lakeside beat #2 seed Interlake and #4 Newport 5-0 each, and only dropped a half a point (the responsible team member will go anonymous in this post) to #3 Garfield (Garfield's Edward Strong gets props for being the only person to prevent a 25-0 shutout).
Lakeside's Michael Omori, David Inglis, Nicolo Gelb, Quentin Chi and Alex Koh put together the best weekend of any team in at least the last 20 years. Record keepers out there: has anyone ever gone 25-0?
Rounding out the top 5 finishing teams were Interlake, Garfield A, Eastlake, and Newport.
In the JV section, Ferndale's Ben Witzel won with a perfect 5-0 score.
Detailed standings and ratings are posted at Ratings NW: WA State Team 2013 Report.
- Dave Ellinger
The Northwest Scholastic Ratings System (NWSRS) chess ratings are at RatingsNW.com.
Ratings updates on ! For those of you that tweet, I am going to try to post a tweet each time I update the ratings. Follow WA_ratings to see my tweets. - Kirk