The Chandra Alexis Chess Club has been active in Idaho since 2007. In July of 2018 we began running monthly USCF and FIDE registered tournaments at Boise State. From July 2018 through January 2020, we have run 21 rated events at the Boise State Student Union and the Meridian Library on Cherry Lane.
Once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted the Chandra Alexis Chess Club will begin running weekly USCF and FIDE registered events every Saturday. Check the Current Tournaments tab for the starting date. These tournaments will be held at 7337 W. Northview Street, Suite 4, Boise, Idaho 83704. Building access is on the North side of the building, downstairs. These Saturday events are limited to 12 players with a prize fund of $200 b/10. The entry fee for these weekly events is $25 per player. Based on 10 players, the field will be divided in half. Each half will play a Round Robin and the expected prize funds are: $40, $30, $20, $10.
BEFORE REGISTERING, request an invitation from the Chandra Alexis Chess Club as there are over 100 members of the US Chess Federation within a 60 mile radius of Boise. Once you receive your invitation, you should register and pay your entry fee immediately to lock in your seat. Registration for the weeks event will close after all 12 seats have been filled but no later than Friday, 8 p.m. Boise time. There are no on-site registrations.
While we plan to run events every Saturday, we will post any changes under current tournaments.
We continue our efforts to organize corporate sponsored events with prize funds ranging from $5,000 up to $90,000. These prizes will be unconditionally guaranteed. If you would like to have a tournament run in your town, or be kept up-to-date on our upcoming events, drop us a line and ask to be added to our new e-mail list. You have the option of registering for USCF, FIDE or Weekend-only lists.
On March 13, 2020, the Chandra Alexis Chess Club added a new corporate sponsor. The tournament to be held after the lockdown ends in Idaho. This event is by Invitation Only. The USCF Grand Prix prize fund will be unconditionally guaranteed and the event will be FIDE rated. Current projections list 37 cash prizes.