Call for 2014 USCF Delegates

The ICA is calling for delegates to the 2014 USCF Annual Business Meeting. If you wish to serve, please submit your application to Carl Dolson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Sept 30, 2013.

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Carl Dolson Elected President of the ICA

On December 13th the ICA Board unanimously approved the report of the Election Committee which is attached below. Accordingly, the following have been elected for two year terms begining on January 1st.

Carl Dolson, President
Mike Cardinale, Metro VP
Josh Rohrscheib, Downstate VP
Tom Sprandel, Secretary
Bill Brock, Treasurer


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Bids Requested for 2015 IL K-8 Tournament

  • The deadline for this bid expired 2/15/2014

2015 IL K-8: Suggested dates are 3/14-15/2015. Preference will be given to bidders with a downstate location. Suggested format is 4 sections (K-1, 2-3, 4-5, and 6-8), with 7 rounds for each section. [corrected for typo on sections. TGS 1/15/13] Time controls: Section K-1 G/30, section 2-3 G/45, sections 3-4 and 6-8 G/60. Early entry fee is usually $30 - $35. Bid deadline February 15. Bids should be sent to Jeff Wiewel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a copy to Carl Dolson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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2012 IL All Grade awarded to Illinois Chess Teachers

The ICA is pleased to announce that the 2012 Illinois All Grade Championships will be conducted by Illinois Chess Teachers.

Paul Raso and Blair Machaj are the principals of ICT. Chief Tournament director will be Wayne Clark. The tournament will be held on Saturday October 27, 2012 at Benjamin School; 28W250 St. Charles Rd, West Chicago, IL.

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Maret Thorpe receives Outstanding Service Award

Maret Thorpe

Just before the Isaac Braswell Memorial Tournament to an assembled group (19 players and Maret), I read some words of appreciation from both Tom Sprandal and Jerry Neugarten. I then presented Maret with a plaque. Applause ensued.

I began by explaining that in addition to celebrating and recognizing Isaac Braswell's contributions to the chess community, the ICA wanted to recognize the dedication and hard work that Maret brought to our board.

I then read this quote from Tom Sprandal, President of the ICA:

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