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IDAHO CHESS REPORT

2316 Regan Ave.
Boise, Idaho 83702

April 27, 1967

PLAY IN THE 1967 IDAHO OPEN!!

May 6-7, Boise YMCA, 1104 Idaho St. (Check date -- changed from earlier announcement). Register 9:00 am. Saturday, play starts 10:00 am. 5 rounds, 3 Saturday, 2 Sunday. Two seperate playing classes - A and B. Both are 100% USCF rated and entrants must belong to or join the USCF ($10.00), except for the reserve section (see below). Class A open to any player, Class B limited to players with UScf or Northwest rating of under 1800 (USCF used if available, N.W. secondary), or unrated. Prizes: Class A/1st = trophy + 50% of cash prize fund, 2nd = 25%, 3rd = 15%, 4th = 10%. Entry Fees: $6.00 in Class A, less $1.00 to members of Idaho Chess Association (membership is gained through payment of fee). $4.50 in Class B, less $1.00 to members. 50 moves in 2 hours time limit. Solkoff, S.B., and Elo tie breaking in that order. The tournament will be over by 5:30 Sunday to allow for travel. Any intermountain or northwest player should be able to leave home Friday noon and be back Sunday evening for a minimum of time away from home or job. The Boise Chess Club will serve refreshments on both days.

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A one day tournament will be held Saturday for those not wishing to play in the main event. $2.00 entry fee, with no memberships required, and a USCF membership as prize. Four player, round robin, sections. For further information on all sections, contact Dick Vandenburg, Boise 342-1081.

Tournament Results and News - GLEN BUCKENDORF is the new Idaho Chess Champion! He won the State Tournament, played in Twin Falls February 11-12. Ted Hartwell lost his chance in round thre when he lost to Glen, and Eugene Cowan, who has placed third more times than he wants to remember, lost to Hartwell to end his chances. Dick Vandenburg was eliminated by Dewey Varn in round two when he turned down a draw offer and then blundered away the game. When he played Buckendorf in the final round, even a win wouldn't have pulled out the tournament.

Clarence Rambo beat A.B. Ellis in round 4 to win the Class B. Ellis had beaten Jerry Stanke in round 3 to take over temporary posession of 1st place. These three players paced the field in the race for top honors. John Myers won the Class C.

Dick Vandenburg won a 15 player speed championship, played on a handicap basis and as a six round swiss. Lloyd Kimpton was 2nd. Varying time allotments were given to each player based on thier showing in the main tournament starting with Buckendorf with 2 minutes to six minutes for A.J. Lee and Jim Memmott.

A seperate, unrated round robin section was held and Ed Trappen won with a 4½-1½ score. Dick Loveday was 2nd, 3½-2½ followed by Roger Andrews, 3-3, and Kenny James, 1-5.

The annual business meeting reelected Eugene Cowan President and Dick Vandenburg Secretary-Treasurer. The beginnings of an Idaho Chess Foundation were authorized with the eventual aim of aiding in support of Idaho chess projects. The annual membership to the Idaho Chess Association was set at $1.00, most going to the Foundation.

Class A Section
##PlayerHomeUSCF12345ScoreSolkoff
1Glen Buckendorf, Jr.Buhl1891W6D3W2W5D44 
2Ted HartwellTwin Falls1870D4W7L1W3W614
3Eugene L. CowanDriggs1810W5D1W7L2W811½
4Dick VandenburgBoise2010D2L5W6W8D13 
5Dewey VarnMtn. Home AFB1910L3W4W8L1D7 
6Max WennstromBoise1715L1W8L4W7L22 
7Lloyd KimptonTwin Falls1857W8L2L3L6D5 
8Dee HarrisSugar City1984L7L6L5L4L30 

Class B Section
##PlayerHomeUSCF12345ScoreSolkoffS.B.
1Clarence RamboMurtaugh1740D9W8W4W2W5  
2A.B. EllisNampa1791W10W11W3L1W64  
3Jerry StankeNampa1767W8W4L2L5W10313½
4H.J. MyersBoise1377W5L3L1W11W8313½6
5Nick SkirmantsBoise1670L4W12W9W3L1313 
6Barney GraffMurtaugh1764W12L9W11W10L239 
7Delmer DaviesTwin Falls1266L11D10L8W12W9  
8Spencer JoslynBoise1592L3L1W7W9L42  
9George RasorBoise1459D1W6L5L8L715 
10A.J. LeeBoise----L2D7W12L6L313½ 
11Vic WatermanNampa1608W7L2L6L4L12113½ 
12Jim MemmottTwin Falls1466L6L5L10L7W11112 

The 1967 Salt Lake City Open was won by Charles Keyman with a 5-1 score. he drew with Farrell Clark and John Stremel and won from Dick Heilbut, Gaston Chappuis, Sven Nilsson, and Wayne McClintock. Clark was 2nd, 4½-1½, losing to Heilbut, and Stremel was third, 4-2. heilbut and Chappuis were 4th and 5th. 24 players competed. State Champion, Harold Hughart, could place only 13th! Sixth through 10th were Gerd Freimann, Hans Morrow, Sven Nilsson, Eugene Kucera, and Harold Black.

There will be no Nevada Open this year, according to Ken Jones (via Gaston Chappuis). Since the National Open is dead (at least for the time being), the Reno group is thinking of organizing a big tournament for Lake Tahoe and has cancelled any Nevada Open to prepare for this possible event. no date has been set.

President Cowan reports that the Blackfoot club is not meeting after all. He played an exhibition March 13 at Rick's College, scoring 22-8. on March 15 he played Idaho State, winning 16½-1½ in the afternoon and 9½-5½ in the evening for a combined total of 26-7. He is soliciting matches with all interested colleges anywhere in the area, including Utah. this should make him a real roving Idaho chess ambassdor.

Ted Hartwell reports that he has won the Twin Falls Championship, 8-0! Glen Buckendorf was 2nd and Barney Graff was third. Hartwell won 2 games from our champ!