Joining the ICA Forum

ICA members and interested chess players are welcome to join our web site and our forum.

To join the ICA Forum, click the "create user account" link in the "user login" menu to the left. Follow the registration procedure, and you will be notified when your user account has been opened.

User names/passwords work for both the ICA web site and the ICA forum.

The forum is strictly for chess. No non-chess discussions or postings on the forum, please.

Anonymous postings will be removed by the moderators. When you post, make sure either your user name or your signature lists your name.

If you are interested in contributing news items to the site, contact president (at) il-chess (dot) org.

Cooperative Effort Leads to New ICA Committees

Joint efforts by dedicated people from the Illinois Chess Association and CoChess led to the establishment on November 11th of two new standing committees in the ICA. The Youth Committee will focus on building youth chess in the state. The Bid Committee will manage the procurement of bids and awarding of contracts for ICA events, both youth and adult.

The two new committees are the result of recommendations from two temporary task forces set up by the two groups in early September.

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Web Page and Forum Registration

Welcome to the newly designed web page. The page is driven by Joomla 1.5, an open source, content management system (CMS). A CMS allows non-programmers to contribute directly to the page. We hope it will allow many kinds of community participation that were impossible before.

Navigation is not fully developed yet, but here are a few hints. The top links are very nearly the same as they were on the old page. Sub menus will appear at the bottom on the left as you click on the various top menu items. The "Main Menu" on the left is where new developments will happen. There are already some new sections, like Youth News and Club News. More will follow.

Create an account on the Web Page. Once you have verified your account, and your account has been approved, it will work for the Forum, too. You need to do this even if you were registered on the old Forum.

Join us on the Forum. Your opinions and comments are welcome.

Sincerely,
Tom Sprandel
President

Call for 2017 USCF Delegates

 

The ICA is calling for delegates to the 2017 USCF Annual Delegates Meeting, taking place August 5-6, 2017 in Norfolk, VA.

If you wish to serve, please submit your request to Bill Buklis, ICA President, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than November 20, 2016.

The specific ICA Bylaws related to this appointment are provided below.

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Taylor Replaces Franklin as ICA Chicago-area VP

 

David Franklin has accepted a position as Solicitor General for the Attorney General of Illinois necessitating his resignation from the ICA Board.

http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/pressroom/2016_07/20160714b.html

Franklin, a strong Expert -- and a DePaul law professor -- provided guidance and wisdom on a number of topics during his tenure on the board.

Kevin Taylor, already a board member at large, assumed the Chicagoland vice president role in August and will serve out the remaining few months of the term.

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