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1971 Idaho Open
Boise, Idaho - May 15-16, 1971

1Glen BuckendorfBuhl1979W25W8D2W21W715 
2David B. ReynoldsPocatello2064W19W6D1W18D3417½ 
3Donald H. TurnerThe Dalles, OR1998W21W23W11D7D2414½ 
4Brian MonsonOgden, UTUnr.W15L11W23W13W10414 
5Stuart L. WilesPayetteUnr.W27D9W30D10W11413 
6Jerry E. StankeNampa1714W34L2W24W17W12412½ 
7David RybaReno, NV2021W24W22W12D3L115½ 
8Tim J. EstleButte, MT1596W29L1D14W30W1813½ 
9Capt. M.C. CallinanLuke AFB, AZ1727W36D5L10W25W2411 
10William F. TaberReno, NV1901W33D17W9D5L4315
11T.C. HartwellTwin Falls1831W32W4L3W27L53157
12Hans MorrowBountiful, UT1947W26W31L7W22L6312½ 
13Jens LundOgden, UT1740L17W33W19L4W26312 
14Charles MetzelaarOgden, UT1742L31W26D8D16W21311½ 
15Raymond L. WheelerSparks, NV1714L4W32L21W31W28310 
16Gary TurnerThe Dalles, OR1329D30L18W35D14W223 
17William S. FidoneSalt Lake City, UTUnr.W13D10L18L6W2714½ 
18A.B. EllisNampa1857D35W16W17L2L813½ 
19Walter YoungBoise1559L2W34L13D20W3311½ 
20Randy ZumbrunnenSalt Lake City, UTUnr.L23L21W32D19W309 
21Carroll PowellEmmett1507L3W20W15L1L14217 
22Bermundo SimbulanSalt Lake City, UT1660W28L7W25L12L16213½4
23Ezra BrumbachParma1605W20L3L4L28W31213½
24Elmer Barney GraffMurtaugh1548L7W28L6W35L9213½
25Raymond A. SmithReno, NV1506L1W29L22L9W35212½ 
26Terry L. SharpSalt Lake City, UT1449L12L14W34W29L13212 
27James WraySalt Lake City, UT1649L5W36W31L11L17210½ 
28Gary SolomanButte, MTUnr.L22L24W33W23L15210 
29Edward A. TrappenTwin Falls2166L8L25W36L26W322 
30Robert DeckerSalt Lake City, UT1751D16W35L5L8L2013½ 
31Karl AckermanOgden, UTUnr.W14L12L27L15L23113 
32Stephen J. FurlongMtn. Home1400L11L15L20W34L29111½ 
33Fred WagnerBoise1440L10L13L28W36L19110½ 
34Gary R. MartinMeridianUnr.L6L19L26L32W361 
35Kenneth JamesTwin Falls1416D18L30L16L24L25½11 
36Clyde GreggBoiseUnr.L9L27L29L33L340 

Prizes awarded: Buckendorf, 1st $65 plus trophy; Reynolds, Turner, Monson, Wiles, 2nd-3rd $15 each; Stanke, 1st/B $25; Callinan, 2nd/B $15; Estle, 1st/C $15; G. Turner, 2nd/C $10; Fidone, 1st/Unrated $10; Soloman, 2nd/Unrated, $5; Zumbrunnen, 1st/Junior - Trophy; Martin, 2nd/Junior Trophy. Only one prize (the highest possible) was awarded to each individual.

The tournament began with three USCF experts and Don Turner and Glen Buckendorf easily made Expert from the tournament results. It was the largest Idaho Open in recent years. Many old friendships were renewed with players from six states (including Nevada for the first time in years) represented.

There were several upsets as evidenced by two unrated, two Class B, and one Class C players finishing in the first 10. There were six junior playing but some of the top finishers took higher prizes as each player could take only one prize. This policy should be changed as it is too hard to award the prizes, especially with the younger players. Glen Buckendorf is no stranger to the title of Idaho Open Champion and each of the top three finishers is a past winner in this event.

Dick Vandenburg, Tournament Director