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1978 Idaho Closed State Championship
Twin Falls, Idaho - February 18-19, 1978

##PlayerTownUSCF12345ScoreMedPrize
1William WhitacreBoise1956W12W3W2W4W55$80+T
2Eugene CowanDriggs1574W17W5L1W6D4955+Med. T
3Ted HartwellTwin Falls1609W10L1D15W9W830+High T
4Larry ParsonsBoise1812W18D8W9L1D23 
5Glen BuckendorfBuhl1750W15L2W13W8L138 
6Steve RyalsBoise1526W14L12W11L2W103730
7Richard VandenburgBoise1891W13D9L8D10W1237 
8Mark HolmBurley1549W16D4W7L5L39 
9Dan PattonTwin Falls1625W11D7L4L3W15 
10Dave CooperBurley1300L3W18W12D7L6842½+Low T
11Hugh MyersBoise1381L9W16L6W17D13642½
12Garth JonesBurley1493L1W6L10W15L72 
13Stewart SuttonBurley1476L7W17L5D16D1127 
14Randy SmolenskyBoise1169L6L15L17W18W162 
15Elmer Barney GraffMurtaugh1464L5W14D3L12L9 
16Jack HeistandNampa1170L8L11W18D13L147 
17Louis LogoszJerome1173L2L13W14L11L181 
18Clark KetchumBoise1467L4L10L16L14W1716 

Vandenburg and Parsons were defending champions.


Reelected at the State Tournament for 1978 (officers of State Assn.):

Steve Ryals, President, 3409 Sycamore Dr., Boise, Idaho 83703
Dick Vandenburg, Secretary-Treasurer, 2316 Regan Ave., Boise, Idaho 83702


!!IDAHO OPEN CHESS TOURNAMENT!! $1200 priz fund guaranteed by Continental Life and Accident, a Boise-based insurance company. $75/50/25 class prizes plus four $25 upset prizes. To be held May 6-7 at the Boise State University Union Building. Plan now to enter and support this fine tournament so we may continue receiving support from Continental. A detailed announcement will be sent to you ni about 5 weeks.