Bryant Fall Classic 2016

Bryant’s Annual Chess Tournament
Saturday, Dec 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Check in 7:45-8:30 AM

Grades K, 1-3, 4-6

NWSRS Rated, State Qualifier, Open Format

Tournament entry is FREE for Bryant families in the following categories:

Include child’s last name, first name, grade, Bryant Elementary, contact last name, first name, phone, email address and reason for free entry.

Or pay for registration at:

Awards in all sections after final match. Concessions will be available


Tournament news

First Grader Cooper S. took 1st place in the K-1 section at last weekend’s St. Anne’s tournament. Congrats Cooper!

The scholastic tournament season is still going, with a few more regional events in the coming weeks, including one in nearby Shoreline this upcoming weekend. These would be good opportunities to qualify for the WA State Chess Championships held in Tacoma over Spring Break. Players who scored 3 or more points in any single regional tournament this year are qualified for State (Kindergarteners may qualify with fewer points in some cases), but anyone can play at the I Love Chess Too side-tournament. To look up your student’s qualification status, refer to the qualifiers’ list.


K-1st grade team wins trophy at Winter Fest

Congratulations to the Bryant Team for a day of well-played chess at the Chess Mates Winter Fest at Broadview Thompson Elementary. The Kindergarten-1st Grade team earned a 3rd place trophy in a field of a couple dozen schools.

There are still many tournament opportunities for your chess player before the State Championships in Tacoma in April. Check the Bryant Chess page regularly for the calendar of local events.

Chess tournament primer

Go Team Bryant! The Bryant Chess Club strongly encourages its members to participate in tournaments. Think of it like playing a sport: the weekly sessions are practices and scrimmages. Tournaments are where you put your skills and sportsmanship to the test in a gameday setting. Our students enjoy the healthy competition and camaraderie of supporting each other as a Team. Check back here regularly for a list of local tournaments.

Checking in
Your Day
5 game Swiss format
Individual scores
Checking pairings
Tournament etiquette
Team ratings
Qualifying for State

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Bryant Chess finishes year with State trophy!

Team Bryant competed at the Washington State Elementary Chess Championships in Spokane on Saturday, April 25. Students qualified for State by earning 3 or more points at regional tournaments throughout the year. This year Alex G., Max G., Jackson H., Nick H., Murrow L., Olympia L., Ethan M., Axel P., Cooper S., Angela U. and Beck S., represented Bryant at the biggest tournament of the year. The 1st-3rd grade team took 13th place behind a tough field of competitors from across Washington. Alex, Cooper, Murrow, and Nick also took home individual trophies. Please congratulate the entire Bryant Chess Club for their incredible enthusiasm and participation this year!

Chess Club Takes it to State!

chess state14Over Spring Break 15 of our chess players represented Bryant at the State Elementary Chess Championships. Team Bryant placed 4th in the Kindergarten section, and the Bryant 1st-3rd graders took 10th and earned a trophy in a field of nearly 150 schools.

Bryant chess players Alice E., Max G., Nick H., Murrow L., Caleb U. also placed in the individual trophy standings.

Team members all earned their spots to play at State by earning at least 3 points at local tournaments throughout the year.

Congrats, and thanks for another great year, Team Bryant!