IDAHO CHESS REPORT
2316 Regan Ave.
April 22, 1968
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.
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.
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:
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.
Dick Vandenburg, Editor