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2022 Minutes




Minutes for the 

Annual Business Meeting of the Idaho Chess Association

February 20, 2022

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Online Zoom Meeting and in person


Link:  Constitution


Voting members attending meeting:

  • Adam Porth (zoom)

  • James Wei (zoom)

  • Jay Simonson

  • Desmond Porth

  • Jeff Roland

  • Jeff Price

  • Corey Longhurst

  • Zach Furman

  • William Miller (non-voter)

  • Barry Eacker (zoom)

  • Michael Henderson


Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance:

Adam Porth, Idaho Chess Association (ICA) President, called the meeting to order at           .


Reading of Mission and Values:  The mission of the Idaho Chess Association is to provide organized chess play, coordinate chess activities within the state, support and develop local chess clubs, encourage player development, and to enhance appreciation of chess.  The Idaho Chess Association values fair play and good sportsmanship, education through sharing and teaching, chess players with diverse abilities and skills, creating a variety of chess activities and opportunities, decisions using sound logic and forethought, and continued growth and learning through chess. 


Approval of Minutes

Motion 2022-1 (Jeff Price): motion to waive minutes of 2021

2nd (__Jay Simonson_____)


Presidents Report:  Adam Porth presents

  • 34 Events (769) 11 more events

    • 6 Scholastic Events (players 258) 

  • 119 players qualified for State with one more tournament left


I want  to honor those that worked hard and admire the diversity of winners:  Champions

  • Idaho Representatives:

    • Rockafeller Hanford Chong

    • Barber: James Wei 

    • Denker:  Darwin Porth

    • Senior:  Adam Porth

    • Haring: Emma Gao

  • Hall of Fame:  Alise Pemsler

  • State Champion:  Larry Parsons

  • Open Champion: Neal Bonrud & Andrew Beeksma 

  • State Blitz Champion:  Caleb Kircher

  • EIO  none

  • SIO Zachary Fritchen

  • Norman Friedman Memorial Alex Machin & Kaustubh Kodihalli

  • WIO Kaustubh Kodihalli

  • NIO Michael Cambareri


Membership Report:  Adam Porth

  • Membership is currently 120

  • Premium memberships 44


Current Fee Structure and President’s Budget Report:  Adam Porth

ICA Regular Membership for all  $17.00/year

  • Titled tournaments require (Blitz Championship, Idaho Closed, Idaho Open)

  • $5 Discount to all tournaments (if pre-registered) and others as posted.

ICA Premium Membership $35/year 

  • Discount to titled tournaments (if pre-registered) and others as posted.

  • Northwest Chess Magazine


Treasurer's Report:  Adam Porth

Thank donors


Michael Henderson

Jon MacPhee

David Sawyer

Raph Dubisch

Richard Nathan

Adam Porth

Himakiran Kodihalli

Kevin Patterson

Lifang Xu

Terry Gilton

Jinfang Lou

GJ Yang

Sachin Singhal

Steve Dahlstrom

Tom Booth

Scott Pimental

DeWayne Derryberry

Xiang Zhou

Libo Wang

Lauren Tucker

Brian Lange

Darren Su

Alex Machin

Joyce Friedman

  • Anonymous donors? $2100


 Todays Paypal balance


US Bank Balance


Outstanding:  Pay for Idaho Closed Venue ($1020) and 1 scholastic ($750), and outstanding reimbursements ($70) ($300)  ($482) (37.50) Total = $2659.50


Total Bank Balances less outstanding = $1773.86


($500 in petty cash)


2022 Annonymous Donor will donate matching grant $2500 for donations received by Nov. 31.


Old Business:  Adam Porth

  • none

New Business:


Tournament Discussions:

  • Locations of 2022

    • Summer Classic

    • Player’s Memorial (Twin Falls, Barry site and Jeff Price TD)

    • Hall of Fame

    • Idaho Closed (Boise)

    • Idaho Open (April 16, Pocatello, ISU)

    • State Scholastic K-8 (Boise)

    • State Scholastic 9-12 (Boise)

    • Women’s and Girls State Tournament (Boise)

    • Senior Tournament

    • Scholastic Team Tournament

    • Blitz Championship

    • Norman Friedman Memorial (Coeur d’Alene)



Motion 2022-2 (Jeff Price, Jeff Roland):  Announce candidates for 2022-2024 Regional Trustees: (Adam Porth - North, Desmond Porth - West, ____- South Central, Jay Simonson - East)

2nd (  __Jay Simonson and Desmond Porth___________)




Motion 2022-3 (Jeff Price): Approve of appointment, Desmond Porth as Secretary to end during next election cycle.

2nd Jay Simonson


Link to Ballots


2023 Officers (next cycle is 2023):

  • President

  • Vice President

  • Secretary 

  • Treasurer



  • Membership Coordinator - none 

  • Scholastic & Education Coordinator - none



Motions from the Floor:

Motion 2022-4 (Jay Simonson) Dispense with the secret ballot and voice vote.

2nd Jeff Price


Motion 2022-5 (Jeff Price) Accept the slate as is.

2nd Jay Simonson



Buckendorf library tour

Purchase an embosser?

Youtube video

Motion 2022-5 (Jay Simonson):  Give Barry Eacker a special thank you for keeping this library organized. 

2nd (Desmond Porth)



Motion 2022-6 (Jeff Roland) Move to adjourn.

2nd (Barry Eacker)

Respectfully submitted by, 

Adam Porth

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