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Board of Directors & Staff


Adam Porth

President, North Regional Trustee, ICA Webmaster, & ICA Tournament Director

I am a Science Teacher and encourage our entire school to engage in the game of chess. I also teach and coach chess as well as play in tournaments.  I feel that I have brought a fresh and enthusiastic approach to the ICA and I hope to continue to bring chess to Idahoans for many years to come.


Jeff Roland

Vice President, ICA Historian, & ICA Tournament Director

Jeff has held every office the ICA possesses and has been bringing chess to Idahoans since the early 1980s when he first became involved.  His passion and enthusiasm for chess enthralls members as we frequently listen to stories of players, tournaments, and other chess happenings.  He is full of history and strives to preserve all chess games of players in his efforts to digitally preserve Idaho chess history.


Desmond Porth

Secretary & ICA Tournament Director

Desmond has continued to support the ICA ever since he began playing chess in 2006.  In his work with his father, he has essentially occupied a board position without the title.  We are pleased to bring his youth, enthusiasm, and skills to our organization.  It's good to volunteer as Desmond discovered.

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Jeff Price

Treasurer & ICA Tournament Director

Jeff is a computer guru and father of one of our top scholastic chess players.  I met Jeff at the 2020 Idaho Closed and he indicated that he wanted to get involved.  Well, he is in charge of our purse and this is a huge job.  Be careful what you ask for!

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West Regional Trustee


Jay Simonson

East Regional Trustee, & ICA Tournament Director

Jay is a longtime staple of the ICA and brings stability and professionalism to our organization.  One of the nicest chess players you will ever meet, he continues to support the ICA and tries to bring the great game to Idaho Falls and Pocatello areas.  He is an avid correspondence chess player and senior gamester.  His "thinking cap" will be utilized by the ICA far into the future.


Barry Eacker

South Central Trustee, & ICA Tournament Director

Barry is da' man!  Level-headed organizer and a get the job done kind of guy - forget the details, Jeff can deal with those.  Barry is author of the original ICA Constitution, held almost every ICA office, and is all about preserving Idaho chess history.  He possesses the Buckendorf Library and has a vision of a physical ICA facility.  Chess players always look forward to tournaments that he TD's.  He also knows (and has a story) about every chess player in the state!


Dimitri Nosarev

Social Media Coordinator

updating soon


James Wei

Online Coordinator

We are pleased to have more youth getting involved in our aging organization.  James is an outstanding chess player and very patient when helping his fellow chess players.  James will carry the torch of chess forever.

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Available Positions

Scholastic Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, Soliciter, Educational Coordinator

If you would like to get involved in Idaho's longest standing chess organization and State Affiliate to US Chess, please contact us at:  idahochessassociation@gmail.com

Official ICA TD List:

  • Adam Porth (Local)

  • Alise Pemsler (Local)

  • Barry Eacker (Local)

  • Jeff Roland (Local)

  • Jay Simonson (Local)

  • Jef Leifeste (Local)

  • Jeff Price (Club)

  • Desmond Porth (Club)

  • Jeremy Burnett (Local)

  • Michael Cambareri (Local)

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