Wilder Elementary student wins national chess championship

Bryce Tiglon, a third grader at the Lake Washington School District's Wilder Elementary in Woodinville, recently went to the 2010 Burt Lerner Elementary Chess Nationals in Atlanta with his brothers and came home a national champion.

  • Friday, May 28, 2010 12:43pm
  • Life

Bryce Tiglon, a third grader at the Lake Washington School District’s Wilder Elementary in Woodinville, recently went to the 2010 Burt Lerner Elementary Chess Nationals in Atlanta with his brothers and came home a national champion. After winning all 12 of his speed chess games, Bryce was the only undefeated player in the K-3 Blitz Tournament. He first earned a national title at the 2009 U.S. Junior Scholastic Open in Milwaukee last summer and he is pleased to remain the National K-3 Blitz Champion.

Bryce’s brother Jeffrey, a first grader at Wilder, also participated in the National K-3 Blitz Tournament and won six of his games. The two boys’ combined points earned Wilder the fourth place team trophy, which stands over three feet tall.

In the main event at Nationals, all three Tiglon boys had a good showing. Bryce won 6 out of 7 games and tied for second place in the K-3 Open division. Jeffrey won 5 out of 7 games and tied for 25th place in the K-1 division. Mitchel came in 71st in the K-5 Under 900 Division with 4 1/2 wins.

Earlier this spring, Bryce was a co-champion in the third grade division at the Washington State Elementary Chess Championship where he won all five of his games. With a chess rating of 1629, Bryce was the second highest rated third grader in Washington back in March. As a result, he was asked to represent Washington in the Washington vs. British Columbia chess match held in Canada. Bryce won both of his games and the Americans won the match.

In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@redmond-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.redmond-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in Life

Exterior of the Redmond Historical Society office. File photo
Redmond Historical Society is documenting COVID-19’s impact on community

Submissions will be included in the organization’s archives.

Is it safe to go to the dentist?

What precautions are dentists taking to protect patients?

Little Bit riding center in Redmond counting on upcoming virtual fundraiser

The 35th annual Reins of Life Gala Auction is going virtual this year, including an online auction, raise the paddle and online event.

Medic One Foundation’s Gratitude Meals offer support to first responders, local businesses

The initiative provides hearty lunches to first responders staffing the COVID-19 testing sites as they work to test their colleagues.

UW students create Spira app to gather COVID-19 data

The app was created to screen for respiratory diseases but the teen creators shifted their focus once the COVID-19 outbreak began.

Redmond Middle School student raises money for low-income families

Om Shah, 13, created a GoFundMe to support the Seattle Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

‘Don’t assume it can’t happen to you’

Federal Way resident Evelyn Allcorn shares story of her husband’s battle with COVID-19 after he tested positive on March 28.

Savannah Lynn and Will Chadek in the Second Story Repertory of Redmond’s production of “The Fantasticks.” “The Fantasticks” had been performed three times by the organization until coronavirus concerns resulted in the cancellation of the remaining dates. Photo by Michael Brunk
How is the coronavirus affecting the arts?

Representatives from Eastside arts institutions discuss their experiences.

Madison Miller/staff photo
                                Aleana Roberts tries out the Jelly Jolts’ braille menu at Molly Moon’s on Feb. 23. From left: Roberts, Sanj Saini, Varnika Bhargava and Katiali Singh.
LWSD teens reveal braille menu at Molly Moon’s in Redmond

From 3-5 p.m. on Feb. 23, all sales from Molly Moon’s went to the Lighthouse for the Blind.

Standing room only at historical talk on Redmond’s ties to fascism

Redmond Historical Society presents latest installment of Saturday Speaker Series.

Making a human connection in a sea of social media

A monthly health column about natural medicine.