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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
Twin Falls, Idaho - February 20-21, 1971

##PlayerTownUSCF12345ScoreS.B.Solk
1David ReynoldsPocatello2064W8W5D3W2D4413 
2Glen BuckendorfBuhl1979W12W10W8L1W34 
3Ted HartwellTwin Falls1790W6W4D1W7L210½ 
4Stewart WilesPayetteUnr.W7L3W9W10D18 
5Eugene CowanDriggs1767W11L1D10W6W9 
6Ron DraperMurtaugh1329L3D7W11L5W1211
7Barney GraffMurtaugh1579L4D6W12L3W1111
8Kenneth JamesTwin Falls1422L1W11L2L9W10212½
9Ed TrappenTwin Falls1633L10W12L4W8L5211
10Jim WatsonKimberlyUnr.W9L2D5L4L8  
11John HartwellTwin Falls1094L5L8L6W12L71  
12Delmer DaviesTwin Falls1388L2L9L7L11L60  

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!