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The Southwest Washington Scholastic Chess Championships will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023 at Centralia College. Pierce County middle and high school students of all skill levels are invited to participate.
The high school championship will include both team and individual chess scoring. Being a Regional Championship, winning high school teams will qualify to play in the 57th annual Washington State High School Chess Team Championships, which will be held on March 3-4 at Stanwood High School.
In the past, high school teams would qualify for the state championship by winning their local high school chess league. Last March, regional qualifying tournaments were introduced to provide a direct path to the state championships for areas without a high school chess league, such as Pierce County.
Entry into the tournaments is free, courtesy of non-profits Washington High School Chess Association and Chess Enrichment Association. Advance registration required.
For details, flyer, videos, FAQ and to register, see:
Southwest Washington High School Chess Championship tournament, http://northwestchess.info/swwa.html.
Southwest Washington Middle School Chess Championship tournament, http://northwestchess.info/swms.html.