2017 Idaho Scholastic Champion of Champions

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… Continue reading 2017 Idaho Scholastic Champion of Champions

2016 Idaho Closed State Championship

The 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship was played February 13-15, 2016 in Twin Falls, Idaho. 36 players plus one house player attended the event. Jeffrey Roland was Chief Tournament Director assisted by Jay Simonson, Adam Porth, and Alise Pemsler. David Lucky won the state championship title for the second consecutive year with another perfect store… Continue reading 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship

2013 SPFGI is under way – Day 1 Summary

The stage is set for round 1. Let the games begin at the 2013 Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational Chess Tournament (10th anniversary) at Webster University in St. Louis. Chief tournament director Frank Niro, above, addresses the players, parents, coaches, university leaders and the mayor of Webster Groves, MO at the Opening Ceremony. A total of… Continue reading 2013 SPFGI is under way – Day 1 Summary

Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational

The girls in the 2013 SPFGI tournament in St. Louis. Six Northwest players are participating. Frank Niro is Chief TD. Martha Underwood and Jeff Roland are Assistant TD’s. The six girls in no particular order from the Northwest represented in the tournament are: Becca Lampman (WA) Alexandra Botez (Canada) Carmen Pemsler (ID) Andrea Botez (Canada)… Continue reading Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational

2013 Idaho Scholastic Championship

The 2013 Idaho Scholastic Championship was held March 16, 2013 at the Vineyard in Boise, Idaho. 274 Students played in this 34th annual championship tournament. Click here for crosstable and complete details. Prizes: Championship Section Individuals: Overall 1st Place – Nathan Jiang (Eagle, 9th Grade) 2nd Place – Tyler Lopez (Borah, 12th Grade) 3rd Place – Savanna Naccarato… Continue reading 2013 Idaho Scholastic Championship

Larry Parsons wins Idaho State Chess Championship for 18th time

Photo is Larry Parsons with his championship plaque as taken by Jeff Roland USCF Crosstable Tournament Report by Barry Eacker Eighteen; 18; 8-teen; ate-teen. Any way you slice it, Larry Parsons winning the Idaho Closed State Chess Championship for the eighteenth time over President’s weekend 2013 in Twin Falls, Idaho is an amazing accomplishment in… Continue reading Larry Parsons wins Idaho State Chess Championship for 18th time