We are dedicated to developing and improving chess players and tournament directors in Boise, Idaho, by providing an opportunity for national and international competition. We honor The Code: “When two tournament players face off, it is a battle to the death.” We don’t have Grandmasters; therefore we accept no Grandmaster draws.
We offer four USCF-rated Saturday tournaments each month. All of our tournaments are rated by the United States Chess Federation. Qualifying tournaments featuring four or more FIDE-rated players are rated by the World Chess Federation.
USCF members who drop by our club during normal hours, Monday through Friday, will have the option of playing USCF-rated pickup games. These rated games will be submitted at the end of each month or added to the weekly Saturday tournament as extra rated games. There is no entry fee required for these games between members of the United States Chess Federation.
Private and group lessons can be purchased at the club. Students have the option of home lessons for an additional charge.
Current and Future Tournament tabs at the top of our home page will inform you of upcoming events. While all active USCF members are welcome to compete in USCF sections, the World Chess Federation proportionally limits participation of non-FIDE players. USCF players are placed in the FIDE section based upon registration date and time. Players not seeded into the FIDE section may have an opportunity to participate should a selected player be unable to attend.
Our FIDE tournaments are designed to allow a USCF player to earn a FIDE rating. FIDE ratings are earned by playing four FIDE-rated opponents and drawing one game. There is no minimum FIDE-rating requirement to compete in the FIDE sections. We’ll pair any FIDE-rated player from 0001-2894…except for computers, naturally. Time controls for FIDE events are g/90+30i. The minimum guaranteed prizes in a qualified FIDE section are $50 First, $30 Second and $20 Third. All FIDE-Titled competitors play for free. The Chandra Alexis Chess Club is honored that you have selected our event. We never deduct an entry fee from your prize. Never!
Are you tired of playing in the green glass section? Do you have a death wish? Excellent! We have some scholastic players that will eat your lunch! You have a standing invitation to bring a board, clock, chess set, your rating points and your lunch to our tournaments. We are happy to provide opponents, score sheets and a thoughtful letter to your next of kin.
Welcome to the Chandra Alexis Chess Club!
FIDE National Arbiter – USA & USCF Senior Tournament Director George Wesley Lundy III
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