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IDAHO CHESS REPORT

2316 Regan Ave.
Boise, Idaho 83702

April 22, 1968
Annual Dues = $1.00

PLAY IN THE IDAHO OPEN!!

At Boise YMCA, Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5 (1104 Idaho St. - Boise). Register 9:00 am. Saturday, play starts at 10:00 am. The tournament will be over by 5:30 pm. Sunday to allow for travel. Leave home Friday noon and be back Sunday evening! Five round swiss -- Harkness pairings -- 50/2 time limit. Two seperate playing classes: Both USCF rated - players must belong to or join the USCF ($10.00). Class A - open to any player. Entry fee $6.00, less $1.00 to members of Idaho Chess Association (non-members join with fee payment). Winner becomes Idaho Open Champion and, this year, the highest placing Idaho player becomes 1968 Idaho State Champion. Prizes = 1st, trophy plus 50% of prize fund; 2nd/25%; 3rd/15%; 4th/10%. Class B - restricted to players with USCF or Northwest rating of under 1800 (USCF used if available, NW used as secondary), or unrated. Entry fee $4.50, less $1.00 to members. Prizes = trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.


TOURNAMENT RESULTS

ELLIS WINS WESTERN IDAHO OPEN!

Nampa's A.B. Ellis won his first major Idaho tournament by taking the 1967 Western Idaho Open, played in Boise December 9, with a perfect 4-0 score. Dick vandenburg was 2nd, 3½-½ and Max Wennstrom was 3rd, 3-1. A total of 15 players took part. Fourth place, C.E. Harris, had a chance at the title in the last round, after drawing Vandenburg in round three, but Ellis carried the day.

##PlayerHomeUSCF1234ScoreSolkoff
1A.B. EllisNampa1811W11W6W5W44 
2Dick VandenburgBoise2021W13W3D4W6 
3Max WennstromBoise1737W7L2W11W83 
4C.E. HarrisCaldwell1743W14W12D2L1
5Ted HartwellTwin Falls1864D10W14L1W11
6Eugene CowanDriggs1728W8L1W7L2211½
7Harold CollinsCaldwell----L3W10L6W122
8Ralph JamesCaldwell----L6W13W12L327
9Fred WagnerBoise----L12L11W14W102
10Vic WatermanNampa1528D5L7W13L9 
11Ezra BrumbachParma1444L1W9L3L5111½
12Norman LeeBoise1565W9L4L8L71
13George RasorBoise1530L2L8L10W1517
14Paul AnsteyCaldwell----L4L5L9---0 
15Kenneth JamesTwin Falls----   L130 

CANYON COUNTY BEATS BOISE

Canyon County won the annual match series with the Boise Chess Club by a total score of 7-6. Boise won the first round 4-2 but Canyon County came back to win 5-2. The first match was played in Boise on December 18 and the second was in Nampa on January 18. Crosstable results are as follows:

BoardCanyon CountyScoreBoiseScore
1A.B. Ellis0Dick Vandenburg1
2C.E. Harris0Max Wennstrom1
3Harold COllins0Fred Wagner1
4Jerry Stanke1George Rasor0
5Ezra Brumbach1Dave Reid0
6D.J. King0Allen Dougal1
Total 2 4

BoardCanyon CountyScoreBoiseScore
1A.B. Ellis0Dick Vandenburg1
2Jerry Stanke1Max Wennstrom0
3C.E. Harris1Fred Wagner0
4Ezra Brumbach1Allen Dougal0
5Ralph James1Nick Skirmants0
6Paul Anstey0George Rasor1
7Vic Waterman1M.W. Wright0
Total 5 2

CHAPPUIS WINS 1968 SALT LAKE OPEN

Gaston Chappuis won his first four games and went on to annex the 1968 Salt Lake City Open title. After five rounds, Eugene Kucera was leading, having beaten Chappuis in round five, but he was dumped in the last round by second place, Hans Morrow. Kucera placed third. Play took place at regular club meetings.

##Player123456ScoreTie Break
1Gaston ChapuisW5W10W2W6L3W7519
2Hans MorrowW16W15L1W12W4W5513½
3Eugene KuceraW14D6W8W5W1L215¾
4Dick HeilbutL6W11W14W9L2W10411
5Alan TayeL1W17W10L3W15W64
6John reedW4D3W12L1W8L512¼
7Don ArnowL8D9W16W15W14L1
8Farrell ClarkW7D12L3W11L6D133
9Al FreimannD11D7W13L4L10W183
10Charles MetzelaarW17L1L5W13W9L43
11Gerd FreimannD9L4W15L8D12W1436
12Fred DocekalW18D8L6L2D11W1635
13Demont HansenL15W16L9L10W18D8
14Norval TurnerL3W18L4W17L7L1122
15Vic JorgensenW13L2L11L7L5LF1
16David PowellL2L13L7LF18W17L1211
17Pat MilliganL10L5W18L14L16LF11
18Rich HeilbutL12L14L17WF16L13L91½

Dick Vandenburg, Editor