Source: The Idaho Statesman, February 4, 1954:
Chess Expert Plays Five At Once
CHESS CHAMPION Fred F. Byron, Jr., of San Francisco, standing, right, displayed his skill last night by playing five games at once against members of the Boise Chess club at the YMCA. Boise opponents, seated left to right, are Don Crawford, Dick Vandenburg, Louis Cosho, Bob Babcock and John Babcock. Interested onlookers, are standing, left to right: C.H. Stewart, J.H. Dilly, L.G. English, Kenneth Smith and John Cosho. Competition in a city chess tourney is scheduled over a three-week period with two rounds scheduled at the "Y" each Wednesday. C.H. Stewart, Boise club president, is defending champion. All chess players are invited to take part in the tournament. Registration can be accomplished with Dick Vandenburg.
Source: The Idaho Statesman, April 1, 1954:
Chess Tourney Ends In Draw
DEFENDING CHAMPION C.H. Stewart, left, and Dick Vandenburg, right, ended in a tie for first place with six and a half wins and one loss each following final round of play in the city chess tournament last night at the YMCA. The two will meet next Wednesday at the YMCA for a final play-off game to determin the champion for 1954.
Source: The Idaho Statesman, ????, 1954:
Boise Valley Chess Players Win Tourney
Chess players of Boise valley won 15 of 22 games Sunday against Magic Valley players in a tournament held in the YMCA. The matches were sponsored by the Boise Chess club.
Contestants were Dick Vandenburg, Boise city champion, against LaVerl Kimpton of Twin Falls, a former Idaho state champion and third-place winner of the recent Utah Open Chess tournament; C.H. Stewart, president of the Boise club and a past champion of Idaho, Utah and Nevada, vs. Lloyd Kimpton of Twin Falls; Harold Hughart of Boise vs. Max Wennstrom of Twin Falls; Don Crawford of Boise vs. Don Murphy of Twin Falls; John Cosho of Boise vs. O.M. Tucker of Gooding; A.B. Ellis of Nampa vs. John Kurdeka of Twin Falls; Jerry Stanke of Nampa vs. Stacy Samson of Twin Falls; J.M. Neil of Boise vs. Charles Jackson of Twin Falls; Mrs. Cleveland of Nampa vs. George Kimpton of Twin Falls; C.E. Harris of Caldwell vs. Louis Cosho of Boise, loaned to the Magic Valley team, and George Rasor of Boise vs. M.W. Wright of Boise, loaned to Magic Valley.
Stewart said that a return match will be played in Twin Falls in the spring.