Girl's State and Women's Tournament Results
On April 10, twelve Idaho ladies battled in a tournament designed to select Idaho's top girl and woman chess player. This year, due to Covid restrictions, the tournament was held online and 8 scholastic players and 3 women played in an open section so that 5 rounds could be played in the scholastic and older women's sections. Games were 30 minutes plus a 5 second increment as many of ICA's tournaments. Sina Heineck handedly won the 2021 Girl's Scholastic Championship with 4.5 points/5 points. She will additionally be nominated for the Ruth Haring National Tournament of Girls State Champions to be held in Cherry Hill, New Jersey over-the-board the weekend before the US Open in July. She will also be nominated for the Susan Polgar Tournament of Girls Invitational Championship, however, we have not heard about what the Polgar tournament will do this year. Dylan Porth, former Girls State Champion and representative also played and won the Women's State Champion title. Congratulations to all participants and we hope to see you at the next tournament.
The next online tournament will be held on June 19 and is a Scholastic Team Championship where teams consist of players from the same school and unlimited numbers of players from each team are welcome. The top four scores from individuals will compiled into a team score and the top team will be named the Idaho State Scholastic Team Champions for 2021.