Idaho Closed/Idaho Open/Blitz Championships
Idaho State Champions 1947-Present
In 1947-1957 and 1968-1969, only the "Idaho Tournament" (aka Idaho Invitational) or Idaho Open tournament was held. The Idaho Tournament from 1947-1957 was open to all Idaho residents, but several players were invited from out-of-state. The top placing Idaho resident was declared the Idaho State Champion. Separate Idaho Closed and Idaho Open tournaments were held from 1958-1967 and from 1970-today, except that some years during that interval didn't have an Idaho Open tournament. Except for 1947-1957 and 1968-1969, it is from the Idaho Closed that the title of Idaho State Champion is declared.
The Idaho State Championship title was shared in 1951. From 1952-1976 the title was given on tie breaks. From 1977 to today the title is once again shared among the tied players.
* Doitchin Krastev illegally used the name Jason Evers when competing in the 2008 and 2010 Idaho Closed State Championships.
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