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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Garrett Scott to Receive Broughton Award at ICA Annual Banquet

Garrett Scott Courtesy ICCA websiteThe Illinois Chess Association has selected Garrett Scott to receive the prestigious Natalie W. Broughton Lifetime Achievement in Chess Award at the ICA Annual Banquet.

The ICA Annual Banquet will be held at 6 pm, Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Hilton Lisle / Naperville, 3003 Corporate West Drive in Lisle. The banquet will follow the ICA Annual Business Meeting, which will begin at 3:30 pm and is open to all ICA members.

Banquet tickets on sale now at http://shop.il-chess.org/.

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Bids Requested for 2015 Illinois Class

Interested organizers are invited to submit bids for the 2015 Illinois Class State Chess Championships. The preferred date for the tournament is November 22, 2015.

The format of the tournament has varied from a 2-day, 5-round, slow time control tournament to, in most recent years, a 1-day, 4-round, G/60 time control.

The ICA Board prefers the 1-day format so that it can use the Saturday before the tournament to hold its Annual Meeting and Banquet. The format also should include at least 6 sections (M/X, A, B, C, D, and 1 or 2 sections U1200). Trophies have been awarded to U1200 winners and runner-ups for Class E, F, and U800.

EF for non-ICA members should be set $5 higher than for ICA members, and free entry should be provided for GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs, FMs, and WFMs.

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