This is your invitation to attend the
1971 IDAHO OPEN CHESS TOURNAMENT
May 15-16, 1971
To be held in the beautiful new Boise, Idaho YMCA at 10th and State Streets.
Registration: 8:30 - 9:30 am. Saturday, May 15, play starts at 9:45 am. Swiss style tournament with five rounds, three Saturday and two Sunday. Play will be finished by 5:30 pm. Sunday to allow for travel.
Entry Fee = $7.00 except $3.50 for juniors 18 years old or younger. USCF rated! All entrants must belong to or join the United States Chess Federation (can join at tournament). Annual USCF dues if paid at tournament = $8.00 ($4.00 for juniors). Current USCF members should bring paid up card for registration.
One playing class (all players will compete in one section). Prizes will be given to highest placing players in different ratings groups.
Prizes: $115.00 guaranteed. $50.00 guaranteed first with $25.00/2nd, $15.00/3rd, $25.00/high Class B, and others as entries and fund size permit. All moneys will be dispensed from the Stewart-Schubert Memorial Prize Fund. Donations to the fund are accepted at any time of the year by the Idaho Chess Association Secretary (same address as tournament director).
Harkness Pairings, 50/2 time limit. Dick Vandenburg directs. For further information, contact Director at 2316 Regan Ave., Boise, Idaho 83702. Phone: 342-1081. A short business meeting for Idaho players will be held during the tournament. This tournament is open to any chess player and the Boise Chess Club, the local sponsor, extends a warm welcome for you to attend! We hope to have a large turnout and anticipate good chess and good fun for all.
Results of 1971 Idaho State (Closed) Chess Championship: David Reynolds is 1971 Idaho Chess Champion. Stewart Wiles won the Class B and Ron Draper Class C. Play was in Twin Falls' YWCA Building, February 20-21, 1971.
1971 Idaho Closed State Championship
One Wednesday evening, April 21, the Boise Chess Club hosted a very successful simultaneous by U.S. Senior Master, Jude Acers. Mr. Acers played 20 opponents, winning 17, losing 2 (Jerry Stanke & Charles Whiteley, both of Nampa), and drawing one (Dick Vandenburg). We had Mr. Acers on television twice and also had good newspaper publicity. The whole affair was very good for Boise chess promotion. The next day, Jude and Dick Vandenburg played a tandem simultaneous at the Borah High School chess club, during the noon hour, and defeated all 15 opponents in only half an hour's time! Talk about a fast moving session! SEE YOU AT THE OPEN!