Category Archives: General

These posts apply to everyone in the area

Ratings Server Updated Friday 12/15

The NWSRS tournament reports, student ratings and school reports have been moved to a new web server today. The work is complete and you can use everything on the website. There are a few minor wrinkles that I continue to … Continue reading

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Website Maintenance 12/15

This NWSRS Ratings website will be offline on Friday morning, December 15, 2017 for web server maintenance. Thanks in advance for your patience! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. Happy Holidays! Barry Hansen Chess Webmaster

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Upcoming Tournaments by WHSCA

Hello high school chess club advisors and coaches, Here are the three big State dates for 2017-2018: State Mini-Teams Championship returns to the greater Seattle area on December 2, 2017, at Interlake High School. Team events are fun events, so … Continue reading

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Vacation in May 2017

Please note, Kirk Winges is on vacation May 3 – 24, 2017. No chess tournaments will be rated during this time, and everyone’s NWSRS chess ratings will remain unchanged. Tournament Directors should continue sending tournament reports as usual. No events … Continue reading

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Annual Rollover Complete

The annual rollover to the new 2016-17 chess season is complete, thanks to Kirk Winges and his band of merry men. Here are some new web pages of interest: Top Ten Students in WA – 2016-17 top ten students in … Continue reading

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New Season 2015-16

We finished the annual rollover for the new 2015-16 school year chess season. The grade code for each student has advanced to the next grade level. And you can read about the highest-rated Washington Top Ten 2015-16 Students here. For … Continue reading

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Time to Update Your Bookmarks

Happy New Year! If you haven’t already, it’s time to update your bookmarks. I’ve been watching you (almost as closely as Santa Claus!) and noticed many of you are still finding your ratings by clicking through from This isn’t … Continue reading

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Where did our ratings go?

Well, it’s HERE! The NorthWest Scholastic Rating Service (NWSRS) is a service provided by Kirk Winges and Amy Coughlin. None of that has changed. They continue to perform our ratings for us just as they always have. The difference is … Continue reading

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Welcome to the NW Scholastic Rating System!

Welcome to the new Northwest Scholastic Rating System (also known as NWSRS). This year, WSHCA made a decision to focus more on High School Scholastic Chess and transferred the hosting of the “NWSRS System” to the Washington Middle School Chess … Continue reading

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