IDAHO CHESS REPORT
2316 Regan Ave.
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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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.
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!