The Bashkansky family Chess Travel blog

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

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Washington State Chess Championship

The local battle
During the two first weekends of February 2016, on the dates of 6-7 and 13-15 (President's Day), the Washington State Chess Championship was gloriously held in Microsoft Building 99 (MS Research):  

Here is the Northwest Chess blog writeup:

In the Challengers Section, Naomi took second place, and Vikram Ramasamy took first:

Feb 15: Naomi vs Vikram

2016-05-20 update -- from

Brilliancy prizes - Brilliancy prizes - Championship: Nick Raptis $100 for his win over Vik Pupols. Premier: David Bragg $100 for his win over Samuel He. Invitational: Neo Olin $100 for his win over Paul Bartron. Challengers: Naomi Bashkansky $100 for her win over Noah Yeo. Details will be published in the July NWC magazine.