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TM Chess Team

The Chess Bullpups are a mighty force at many of the area’s scholastic tournaments, including the State Championships!

Join us, by enrolling in the PTA Enrichment Program‘s chess class, or by playing at competitions! Watch Pup Press for news of our achievements, and check out the “Did you know?” section at the bottom of this page.

Honors (incomplete list)

• 2018 State Elementary Championships, Pasco (Tri-Cities): 14th place (out of 177), Grades 4-6 Division
• Medina All-City Tournament: 3rd place, Grades 4-6 Division
• West Seattle ES Tournament: 2nd place, Grades 1-3 Division; 3rd place, Grades 4-6 Division

• 2017 State Elementary Championships, Tacoma: 12th place, Grades 1-3 Division
• Bryant Fall Classic: 3rd place, Grades 4-6 Division; 5th place, Grades 1-3 Division
• Chessmates Fall Kickoff: 2nd place, Grades 5-8 Division; 3rd place, Grades 2-4 Division

• 2016 State Elementary Championships, Tacoma: 9th place, Grades 4-6 Division
• ChessMates Winterfest: 2nd place, Grades 5-8 Division
• Bryant Fall Classic: 2nd place, Grades 4-6 Division
• Chessmates Fall Kickoff: 3rd place, Grades 5-8 Division

• 2015 State Elementary Championships, Spokane: 5th place, Grades 4-6 Division

Photo of the 6 team members at 2016 State Elementary Chess Championship

Team members at the 2016 State Elementary Chess Championships in Tacoma


Team members at the 2015 State Championships in Spokane

Team members at the 2015 State Elementary Championships in Spokane

Did you know?
• You can look up current NW Chess rankings of TM students and recent alumni.
• Former TM student Roland Feng became the youngest-ever Washington State Champion (all ages) at age 14 in 2015. His many other chess achievements (as of 2018) include National High School Champion. In 2010, as a 3rd-grader,  he played 16 games simultaneously against TM classmates.

TM 3rd-grader Roland Feng faces 16 players simultaneously in the Library in 2010.

TM 3rd-grader Roland Feng faces 16 players simultaneously in the Library in June 2010. (Seattle Times photos)

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