We will be hosting a State Qualifier Chess Tournament on February 10 at the Pine Lake Community Center in Sammamish. Each student will play 5 rounds of chess in sections based on grade and rating. If a student scores 3 points or more they qualify for the Washington State Elementary Chess Champions on May 4. Students earn 1 point for a win, 1/2 point for a draw (tie), and 0 points for a loss. Pairings each round are based on how many points each student has accumulated. There is no elimination and each student will gain a NWSRS chess rating just by playing in the event! Advanced registration is encouraged as spots are limited.