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This is your invitation to attend the


February 16-17, 1974

To be held in Twin Falls, Idaho at the beautiful YWCA building on East Elizabeth Blvd., site of previous tournaments.

Registration: 8:30 - 9:30 am. Saturday, February 16, play starts at 9:45 am. Swiss style tournament with five rounds, three Saturday and two Sunday. Play will be over by 5:30 pm. Sunday to allow for travel.

Entry Free: $10.00 except $5.00 for juniors 18 years old or younger.

USCF Rated. All entrants must belong to or join the U.S. Chess Federation (can be joined at tournament). Annual USCF dues if paid at tournament = $8.00 except $4.00 for under 21 years of age (at expiration). Present members bring current paid up card.

One playing section for all classes. Harkness pairings, 60/2 time limit. Median primary tie break. Ted Hartwell directs.

Prizes: trophies for top three finishers regardless of rating. Also trophies for top three juniors. In addition, prizes strictly within class = $30.00 for 1st, 1800 rating and over (Class A and Expert) (no 2nd and 3rd in this class due to lack of enough participants); $20/1st, $15/2nd, $10/3rd for 1600-1799; $20/1st, $15/2nd, $10/3rd for under 1600 or unrated. We are trying this new prize system to stimulate interest in the lower classes.

Our annual business meeting will be held at the tournament. New officers for 1974 will be elected. Ted Hartwell is current President and Dick Vandenburg is Secretary-Treasurer. The sponsoring Twin Falls Chess Club issues everyone a cordial invitation to attend this year's tournament and renew your Idaho chess friendships. For further information contat Ted Hartwell, 599 Crestview Dr., Twin Falls, Idaho 83301.

Future Events:

Idaho Open - May 4-5, 1974. In Boise at the Boise State College Union Building

Western Idaho Open Results:

1973 Western Idaho Open
Boise, Idaho - December 1, 1973

1Peter D. HessReno, NV2009W29W12W6W44 
2Bert GermalmIdaho Falls1835W26W17W13W94 
3Gregory T. PerrymanMtn. Home AFB1488D22W31W10W127 
4Paul FafoutakisMtn. HomeUnr.W27W7W5L1311 
5Kenneth SandersonBoise1747W21W8L4W15310 
6Larry ParsonsBoise1696W30W14L1W163 
7/8Walter A. YoungBoise1674W19L4W24W183
8/7Bob W. JonesBurley1486W25L5W19W133
9Dean PihlstromCaldwellUnr.W15D10W23L210 
10George W. RasorBoise1564W20D9L3W22 
11John H. RobertsSan Diego, CAUnr.L14D30W31W235 
12Robert CordovaMtn. Home AFB1521W16L1W26L3210½ 
13Ezra BrumbachParma1681W28W24L2L829 
14Victor F. WatermanNampa1429W11L6L18W252
15Zack WithersBurley1439L9W20W25L523
16Marilyn JudsBoiseUnr.L12W29W17L62
17Steve RyalsBoise1465W32L2L16W262
18Don ShouseHansenUnr.L24W28W14L7273
19Betty BedientBoiseUnr.L7W27L8WF271
20Gene R. GerberBoiseUnr.L10L15W29W2426 
21John A. StreiffBoise1269L5L25W32W272 
22M.B. MurrayBoiseUnr.D3L23W30L108 
23Carroll PowellEmmett1673D31W22L9L11 
24/25Todd KuwanaBurley1415W18L13L7L20192
25/24Clayton R. NicholsBoiseUnr.L8W21L15L14192
26Doug D. CampbellBoise1304L2W32L12L171 
27Nick SkirmantsBoise1669L4L19W28L211 
28Stewart SuttonBurley1224L13L18L27W301 
29Paul FearhellerTwin Falls1376L1L16L20D32½ 
30Kelly T. BedientBoise1227L6D11L22L28½8 
31Ken ChurchOntario, ORUnr.D23L3L11LF½ 
32Michael NicholsBoiseUnr.L17L26L21D29½