The Bashkansky family Chess Travel blog

The Bashkansky family Chess Travel blog: parents Guy and Ludmila with children NM Ethan and WIM Naomi

Saturday, May 3, 2014

WA - BC Intermat in Vancouver

Meeting once a year for 6 years...  for a game of chess!

On Saturday, May 3, 2014 the annual Washington State vs British Columbia International Scholastic Chess Match (Intermat) took place in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  Each year top 2 rated players from each grade in WA compete against the top two BC players from same grades.  The event is sponsored by Chess4Life and BC Youth Chess.

Thus, once a year, Naomi (WA) plays a game of chess with Luke (BC), for 6 consecutive years already!  Sometimes they also meet at other local tournaments, and at the World Youth Championship in Brazil they played ping-pong, as Naomi played chess in the girls section.  

Chess makes you persistent and dedicated to meeting other players!

BC won big this time, good for them!  And for us it was a nice opportunity to stroll again down Vancouver's picturesque waterfront and visit again the famous Granville Island Market.