Washington High School
Chess Association

2018 Washington State
Mini-Teams Championship
Saturday, December 8, 2018


Register by email before Friday, December 7th at 3:00 pm.


Lakeside School, 14050 1st Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98125    ( See Google maps driving directions )


Take these directions with you on tournament day!
Directions from Interstate 5:


Any Washington High School, Middle School or Junior High School is eligible to enter as many teams as desired.

Extra players or singles are welcome! WHSCA staff will compose teams from the extra players.

All players on a team should be from same school, except for composed teams approved and/or made by WHSCA staff. WHSCA staff will try to keep teams of two together by adding an extra player from another school.

Private school coaches may propose a composed team consisting of high school and middle school players from the same private school. Public school coaches may propose a composed team consisting of high school and middle school players that will feed into that public high school. This should not result in the creation of a super team. For instance if a coach has five high school players and four middle school players. The coach needs to make one all high school mini team and one all middle school mini team. The coach can't have their highest rated high school player or highest rated middle school player on the composed team. WHSCA staff will have final approval for all composed teams in an effort to maintain fairness.


One section. It will be a five round, Swiss system section, pairings by TEAMS of three players each.


Doors open at 8:45 am.

All pre-registered teams must check in no later than 9:25 a.m. to play in Round 1.

Players' meeting 9:45.

Rounds: 10:00, 11:25, 1:15 pm, 2:40, 4:00. Awards soon thereafter.

Be patient with tournament directors – team events are difficult to run.

Time Control

Game/30 with 5 second delay (30 minutes per player per game).

Recording of moves required until one player has less than 5 minutes on the clock, when both players may stop recording. Touch-move rules apply throughout entire game.


100% advanced registration only by e-mail. Only E-mail entries will be accepted!

To register, compose your email message and include:

Send all entries to Tanner Feemster at tannerjfeemster@gmail.com. Only E-mail entries will be accepted.

All player entries must be received by Friday, December 7th at 3:00 pm.

No completely new team registrations on site (except for WHSCA composed teams).

Entry Fee

$30.00 per team ($10.00 individual)

Make Checks Payable To

WHSCA (Washington High School Chess Association).

All payment for entry fees is to be paid at check-in. Do not mail your entry fees.


Northwest Scholastic Rating System (NWSRS). No memberships are required.


Your own writing utensils, sets, boards and especially your chess clocks. Please do not come unprepared to WHSCA tournaments.


An appropriate amount of team trophies.


Tournament Director: Tanner Feemster

Floor Judge: Randy Walther

Questions or Concerns

Randy Walther at randywalther@msn.com

Day of the tournament, call the TD's cell phone: 360-201-7694