The first-ever event of this kind in Idaho. Five players played for the Idaho Scholastic Championship title in downtown Boise, Idaho on May 27, 2017 at the Foerstel building at 249 South 16th Street in Boise, Idaho. These players qualified to play by being the top three finishers in both the Scholastic K-8 Championship (held in Boise, March 11, 2017) and the Scholastic 9-12 Championship (held in Boise, March 4, 2017), with one player from the 9-12 Championship, Thomas Connelly Reisig, not playing.
It was a round robin Game/45;d5 event, rated by US Chess Federation. Jeffrey Roland was Chief Tournament Director. Alise Pemsler and Adam Porth were assistant TD’s.
Seth Machakos won the event with a perfect score of 5.0/5 and is now officially the 38th Annual Idaho Scholastic Chess Champion.