Idaho Chess AssociationServing Idaho Since 1947
The Idaho Chess Association’s vision is to enrich the lives of all people and Idaho communities through the game of chess.
Tournament results, chess stories, and other chess news.
Chess History in Idaho
Idaho Chess History Project is an ongoing project to preserve the history of chess in Idaho
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.
Norman Friedman Memorial Tournament
Early Fall on October 1, 2016 found twenty three players in Hailey, Idaho ready to compete in the first annual Norman Friedman Memorial chess tournament. Blaine County, often affectionately referred to as “The Land of Nod” by the Southern locals, reminds one of an idyllic oasis found at the end of a desert journey. Dropping over Timmerman Hill, a valley nestled among mountains is revealed amid trees boasting harvest colors, while a slower, more relaxed pace of existence is perceived. This is the setting Norman Friedman chose as a permanent residence during his final years.
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.
Latest Chess News
Here are the three most recent news stories.
1ST OVERALL = ANDREW DURIN 4.0/4 2ND OVERALL = JACOB NATHAN & JOSEP COMPANYO 3.0/4 TOP B = KAUSTUBH KODIHALLI 3.0/4 TOP C = JOSHUA PRICE 2.5/4 TOP D = DAVID ZAKLAN 3.0/4 TOP E = LARRY HEGGE = 1.0/4 TOP F = CHRIS HUSTON & LEONARDO WANG = 1.5/4 TOP U = JASON...
The 2019 Norman Friedman Memorial Tournament drew over 50 participants remembering one of Idaho's great Treasures and Chess Greats as well as celebrating National Chess Day. Congratulations NFM winners! James Wei won the Blitz. Alex Machin won the Classic.
Over 50 entries for the Norman Friedman Memorial Tournament starting Friday night with a Blitz tourney! Sign up now to celebrate National Chess Day and get in on the action. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-ica-norman-friedman-memor…
“Idaho Chess Association holds many quality chess tournaments, simultaneous exhibitions, and other chess related events. Their tournaments are run professionally, while at the same time keeping everything friendly, and enjoyable for everyone. If you are a serious chess player living in Idaho, then you should join ICA!”
- David Lucky, former Idaho State Champion