Illinois Chess Loses Strong Supporter; Jim Warren, 81

James E. Warren of Lombard, Illinois, died earlier today, December 12, 2014, at the age of 81. 

Jim's contribution to Illinois chess as a player, organizer, patron, and volunteer is truly unparalleled.  He is survived by his wife Helen, a co-founder of the Illinois Chess Association.

For more than three decades, Jim worked for Western Electric (later AT&T Technologies, the forerunner of today's Alcatel-Lucent) until a 1989 heart attack forced him to take an early retirement.

Playing in the Chicago Industrial Chess League a couple years after its founding in 1957, Jim was the CICL's first Expert player at a time when most teams were happy to have one Class A player on their team.

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CALL FOR BIDS: 2016 IL K-8 Championships

The Illinois Chess Association is now accepting bids for the 2018 Illinois K-8 Chess Championships.

Suggested dates are March 12 and 13, 2016. Preference will be given to bidders with an upstate location.

Bid deadline is now February 1.

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2014 ICA Annual Meeting and Banquet

Lisle Hilton CopyThe ICA Annual Meeting for members will be held at 3:30 pm on Saturday, November 22, at the Hilton Lisle / Naperville, 3003 Corporate West Drive in Lisle.

ICA officers will present reports on ICA activities for 2014, and we will conduct any business that comes before the meeting.    

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Call for 2015 USCF Delegates


The ICA is calling for delegates to the 2015 USCF Annual Business Meeting, taking place August 8-9, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ.

If you wish to serve, please submit your application to Carl Dolson, ICA president, no later than November 30, 2014. His email address can be found on the "contact us" tab of this site.

Article VII: Selection of USCF Voting Members

The Executive Board shall select the required number of delegates and alternates to represent Illinois as voting members of the USCF. 

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Dolson, Rhodes, Brock run for reelection; metro VP, secretary slots open, write-in candidates sought

ICA President Carl Dolson, Downstate Vice President Murrel Rhodes and Treasurer Bill Brock are standing for reelection to the ICA Executive Board.

No nominating petition was received for the position of Metro Vice President or Secretary, leaving those offices open to write-in candidates.

Should someone be interested in serving as an officer -- or upon any of the ICA's advisory committees (appointed by the President) -- current board members can be contacted through email as listed on the ICA site.

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