Pasco School District
Just four short years ago, Pasco Schools only had two operating chess clubs, and served only a handful of students. Currently, we have programs in 13 schools, and serve nearly 300 students with weekly chess instruction.
Pride of Pasco Tournament - May 11 - Mark Twain Elementary School
We attend regional tournaments each month, culminating with the Washington State Tournament in April.
The Washington Elementary Chess Championship was held on Saturday, April 20th, in Vancouver Washington. Pasco had 78 students in grades K-6 qualify for the event, which easily surpassed the old record of 43, set last year. Participating Pasco schools included Livingston, McLoughlin, McGee, Twain, Angelou, Ochoa, Robinson, and Whittier.
The Mark Twain Chess Club placed 18th of 160 schools in the 4th-6th grade category, a good enough placement to bring home a team trophy! The team standing reflected the strength of four players who each scored 3 out of 5 points and earned individual trophies.
Rounding out the 4-6th grade division, nearly all participating Pasco schools placed in or near the top half, with Whittier finishing 28th, Robinson 44th, Livingston 50th, McGee 57th, and McLoughlin 82nd. Whittier and Livingston each had a student score 3 out of 5 points and earn an individual trophy.
In the K-3 division, McGee placed 34th out of 140 schools, and Mark Twain finished in 60th.
We will wrap up the 2012-13 chess season with the Pride of Pasco chess tournament, which will be held on May 11th at Mark Twain Elementary.
Individual player ratings and round results can be found on the WHSCA ratings website.
If you have any questions regarding a chess program at your school, you can email Jeremy Kidd, the District Chess Coordinator, here.
Last Modified on April 25, 2013