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Last Scholastic Qualifier Coming Up


State Scholastic Championship Tournaments

The State Scholastic Championship is divided into three tournaments:

1. K-8th grade State Scholastic Championship, (Barber Qualifier)

Boise Senior Center, Boise

2. 9-12th grade State Scholastic Championship (Denker Qualifier)

Riverside Red Lion, Boise

3. Tournament of Champions Invitational,

Boise

Additionally, there is also:

1. Girls State Scholastic Championship (Susan Polgar Invitational & National Girls), Hailey

2. Team State Scholastic Championship,

Jerome

How to qualify for the

2018 State Scholastic Championship

  • East Regional Scholastic​

  • South Central Scholastic

  • North Regional Scholastic*

  • West Regional Scholastic

* we are looking for some to run this one!

There are a number of ways to qualify (see below):

All 12th graders are allowed to play!!!

To qualify:​

  • receive a 1st-3rd placement in your grade at the ICA scholastic regional tournaments (you may play in any region!), or

  • earn 3.0 pts. or better in an ICA scholastic regional tournament​​

  • Once qualified play, continue to play in the ICA Opens. We will make a separate open section for those already qualified in the Regionals.

Alternate means:

  • participate in the Idaho Closed, or

  • participate in two alternative, ICA sponsored, US Chess Federation rated tournaments,

  • EIO​

  • WIO

  • SIO

  • NIO

  • Norman Friedman Memorial

  • Hall of Fame Tournament

  • Summer Classic

  • Blitz Championship

  • Idaho Open, or

  • approval by Scholastic Coordinator & Board Members.

We hope to see you there.

Good luck, play hard, learn lots, and have fun!

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