Last Scholastic Qualifier Coming Up

January 20, 2018

 West Regional Scholastic Tournament


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,


Additionally, there is also:

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

2.  Team State Scholastic Championship,


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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