Washington High School
Chess Association

About Us

Welcome to High School scholastic chess in Washington State! WHSCA is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. The Washington High School Chess Association (WHSCA) organizes and runs the annual Mini Teams (open to MS/JHS/HS players) and High School Team State Championship tournaments.

The officers of the Association are elected annually by the Washington High School Chess Coaches at the High School State Team Tournament. Our latest election was on March 1, 2015.

Note the High School Individual State Championship is run by Josh Sinanan, President of the Washington Chess Federation (WCF), as of 3-1-2015.

WHSCA Board of Directors


Siva Narayanan

Dave Ellinger

Tournament Director

Dave Ellinger

Randy Walther

Treasurer, Secretary

Randy Walther

WHSCA Volunteers

This organization also runs the Northwest Scholastic Rating System (NWSRS) at RatingsNW.com, long maintained by Ollie LaFreniere who died in August, 2002. Kirk Winges retains the responsibility for rating scholastic events.

Kirk Winges

Ratings Statistician

Kirk Winges, (206) 794-6010 (cell)

Barry Hansen


Barry Hansen, (425) 503-5548 (cell)

Mailing Address

412 Caroline Street
Burlington, WA 98233-1510