Large Tournaments

IMG_1125Bellingham Youth Chess also puts on it’s own large tournaments! How tournaments work is players of all skill levels will come together to an event location and play games with each other. This is a great opportunity for your child to play competitively and receive trophies and prizes!

Tournament games are rated, which means when you play that game you will receive a “rating”. Which is a number given to your child to show their skill level. The higher the number the better the presumed skill! Rated games effect the rating of your child. For example if you lose games your rating will go down, and if your child wins games their rating will go up! All ratings are done through NWSRS ( If your child does not have a rating they will receive one for free after attending a rated tournament.

Upcoming Large Tournaments:


Feb 24th

Chess Jam 2018!

4 Sections: K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-12

Registration check-in opens at 8:30

Location: Ferndale High school

Directed by Randy Kaech!

Information Click Here

Registration Click Here 


March 10th

Scouts Chess Fest

Sections:  K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8

Registration check-in from 8:00 – 8:20

Tournament begins at 8:45

Location:  Assumption Catholic School Gym

Fee:  $17

Registration Here



March 24th 

Bellingham Youth Chess Spectacular

Early Registration $15

Fox Hall –  3985  Bennett Drive

3 Sections: K-2, 3-5, 6-8

There will be a pool of nice prizes for top placing winners in lieu of trophies, certificates will be given as well to show standings. Medals will be given out to players that score 3 points or higher that do not receive a prize.

Check-in: 8:00AM – 8:40AM

1st round starts at 9:00AM

For more information and registration, click here.


If you have problems registering. Please E-mail