Chess Tournament

The King's Tournament


Wade King Elementary Chess Tournament

February 4, 2017

Sponsored by the Wade King Elementary PTA

Who:  For players of all abilities, Kindergarten to 8th grade. Tournament capacity 130 players.

Where:  Wade King Elementary School, 2155 Yew Street Rd, Bellingham, WA 98229

Registration:  Players must pre-register to play. Register early for the discounted rate of $17. Week of event registration fee will increase to $20. No on-site entries. All registrations must be made on-line. To register, go to 

Format: Five round Swiss (no elimination) with four playing sections (K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th and 6th-8th grades). Game: maximum one hour for each game. Tournament rated by Northwest Scholastic Rating System. Pairings done by computer. Ties are broken by computer as per WHSCA rules. 

Schedule: Check in 8:00 – 8:30. All players must check in the morning of the tournament. Start times for each round: 9:00; 10:15; 11:30; 12:45 and 2:00. Awards ceremony ASAP after last round. 

State Qualifier Tournament: Kindergarten – 6th grade players with winning scores (3/5) qualify to play in the Washington State Elementary Chess Championships being held on April 29, 2019 in Tacoma, WA.  

Awards: Trophies to top eight in K-1, 2-3, 4-5, and top three in 6-8. Medals to players who score 3.0 or higher who do not receive a trophy. Every K-1 player and every first time tournament player who completes all five rounds will receive a trophy or medal. Team awards to the top three elementary schools.

Concessions: Food concessions available on site.  Little Caesars Pizza orders will be taken in the morning.  

**If your child has dietary restrictions, please be aware that a variety of foods may be available at this event**

Volunteer Signup

Contact Info: For more info regarding this tournament, please contact Lisa.