IDAHO CHESS NEWS REPORT
2316 Regan Ave.
November 25, 1966
This news report will be an irregular feature from now on, paid by annual dues from corresponding members, which will be discussed again at the forthcoming state tournament in Twin Falls. For complete tournament results, etc., subscribe to the Northwest Chess Letter - F. Howard Weaver, 501 Olympic Place, Seattle, 98119.
Play in the Western Idaho Open at Boise YMCA, one day only December 4 (Sunday), four rounds. Register 8:30 am., play 9:30 am. Open to all, 100% USCF rated. Entry fee = $1.75, prizes to be figured later. One section of play. Time limit = 30 moves per hour. Clocks used where possible. Dick Vandenburg directs. Let's see a big crowd and make the tournament the fun event it usually is.
Western Idaho Open - Boise, December 4.
Idaho Closed - Twin Falls, February 11-12.
Idaho Open - Boise, May 13-14.
Old friends got together at Idaho State University on October 15 and played a little tournament. Kay Hart showed his usual form in winning it with a perfect score -- but had to make use of some tenacity to do so.
Both Mel Schubert and Eugene Cowan reached the end game against him two pawns up, but both fell before his end game play. Schubert, out of practice, blundered away his game vs. Cowan. newcomer, Mel Sacks, lost his tournament games but won many a game at five minute chess. Ernie Naftzger, of ISU, won a five game match from Ed Reed, a student. Ernie will try to get a club going at the school.
The Boise Club went to Canyon County on November 10 and won over that club 5-3. Then C.C. came to Boise for the other half of the match on 11/23, but lost again, 3-4. That gave Boise the edge for the series, 9-6. The two clubs usually play exchange matches every year. Results 11/23 were (Boise name first) Wennstrom 0, Ellis 1; Vandenburg 1, Stanke 0; Skirmants 1, Harris 0; Rasor 0, Brumbach 1; Joslyn 0, King 1; Young 1, Parker 0; Cosho 1, Waterman 0. On 11/10 it went Vandenburg 1, Stanke 0; Wennstrom 0, Ellis 1; Rasor 1, Waterman 0; Skirmants 1, Brumbach 0; Shropshire 1, Harris 0; Hallock 1, King 0 Wright 0, Parker 1; and Wright 0, Anstey 1.
OPERATION GET SMART
WOULD YOU BELIEVE you can save 122% if you join USCF at $13.50 ($10.80 to Idaho Assn. members) before January 1! Would you believe you can become a sustaining member at $10.00 ($8.00 to Idaho Assn. members) before January 1 and each time you pay this amount thereafter it counts toward life membership? In 10 years you then become a paid up life member!
Yes, we hope you not only believe this but will be quick to take up the opportunity to join USCF at these rates, particularly the Life Membership deal. The reason is simple -- after January 1, USCF rates double and if you wait until after that to do something, you will be paying exactly the same rates, with none of the advantages! So far, for your annual dues, you have been paying $5.00, or $4.00 if we gave you back our 20% discount. These dues now go up to $10.00, with $8.00 being the amount you pay if you are an Idaho Assn. member (the complete details of this Idaho membership wll be discussed at the State Tourney in February).
If you keep playing chess, you will be buying an annual USCF membership from now on for $8.00 (or $10.00), so long as we rate our tournaments, but if you act before January 1, you can pay this amount and in 10 years be through paying USCF dues forever!! I have been doing it for eight years, and the time passes quite quickly and you're paid for life. Even if you aren't playing in 10 years, you should pay the new rate now, because you'll be paying it anyway! The $10.80 referred to above is for a this-year membership.
Don't hang back until it is too late! Send me your name, address, and Zip Code by Christmas, along with a check for $8.00 and I will get it to the USCF by January First. Remember, if you don't, you'll still be paying the $8.00 when you renew but won't be working towards the life membership. After Jan. 1, the Life Membership is doubling too, as is the three year membership, and all other rates. The USCF apparently needs more operating money, hence the new rates.
Don't hold back and procrastinate until it is too late. Every Idaho USCF member should make this change now, unless he isn't thinking. Mail your check today!
Dick Vandenburg, Secretary-Treasurer