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Source: The Idaho Statesman, May 5, 1949:

Boise Chess Club To Reorganize

A Reorganizational meeting of the Boise Chess club was held Wednesday night at the YMCA and the club officers, C.H. Stewart, president, and James L. Bothwell, secretary, were continued in office until a future meeting.

A new constitution and by-laws are to be adopted and new officers then elected, the club said.

The state tournament is scheduled to be held in Boise May 28, 29 and 30 with two sessions of playing each day. Adjourned games will be played the following morning, the club said.


Source: The Idaho Statesman, May 29, 1949:

Masters of Chess Get Under Way In Annual Tourney

Eight masters of the game of concentration, chess, mopped their brows Saturday night in the Idaho state chess championship tournament.

Additional games are slated for today at the YMCA, William Taber, member of the chess tournament committee, announced.

Two rounds were played Saturday night in the round-robin series. In the first round, Buckendorf won from Harle, and Taber won from Hanson. Two games were adjourned. Stewart won from Kimpton and the game of Crawford against Schubert was adjourned unfinished.

Hanson again won from Harle in the second round.

Scores at the end of the evening's play were:

Schubert: Winning one-half and losing one-half, with one unfinished game. Buckendorf: Winning one and one-half and losing one-half. Harle: Winning nothing. Hanson won one and lost one. Taber won one and one-half and one-half. Kimpton won one and lost nothing. Kimpton has one unfinished game. Stewart one and one-half and lost one-half and had one game unfinished. Crawford won nothing and lost one and had one game unfinished.


Source: The Idaho Statesman, May 31, 1949:

Boisean Is Winner In Annual Chess Tourney Monday

A Boise man Monday night won the 1949 Idaho state chess championship.

Charles Stewart of Boise took first place in the annual three-day tournament held here at the YMCA. he won 5½ and lost 1½ during the tourney.

Stewart is a former Idaho champion and has been twice the Nevada state champion.

Melvin Schubert of Pocatello, defending Idaho Champion, and William Taber of Reno, Nevada state champion, tied for second place with 4½ to 2½ each.

Lloyd Kimpton of Twin Falls was fourth with a score of 4 to 3 and in fifth place was Hansen of Pocatello with an even score of 3½ won and 3½ lost.


Source: The Idaho Statesman, May 31, 1949:

TWO STATE CHAMPIONS DEFEATED IN CHESS MEET

STATE CHAMPIONS William Taber (left) of Nevada and Mel Schubert (right) of Pocatello, the defending Idaho champion, bowed in the Idaho tournament conducted here over the week end to Charles Stewart of Boise, who is among the kibitzers (second from the right) in the picture above. Others in the background (left to right) are Albert Harle, Glen Buckendorf, Bryan Hansen, Lloyd Kimpton and Don Crawford.

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Boise Player Regains Title In Chess Meet

Charles Stewart of Boise, a former Idaho state champion and twice Nevada state champion, has regained the Idaho state title in the 1949 Idaho state chess tournament held in Boise at the YMCA. He won 5½ and lost 1½.

Melvin Schubert of Pocatello, defending Gem state champ, and William Taber of Reno, Nevada state champ for 1949, tied for second place with scorers of 4½ to 2½ each.

Lloyd Kimpton of Twin Falls was fourth, and Hansen of Pocatello was fifth.