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WISCLers -Are you enjoying online chess? The ICA North Regional Scholastic Tournament is this Saturday, January 30, 10am Boise time. It’ll be hosted on Chess.com. Any chess player attending a K-12 school located anywhere in Idaho can compete. Please register ahead of time at bit.ly/21Scholastics. See the ICA website (idahochessassociation.com) for the entire scholastic season calendar.
The registration for the Dec 16th Tournament isn't working on the website. It is just saying the registration is closed for the Nov. tournament. Let me know when the Dec 16th registration is available. Thanks!

The Western Idaho Scholastic Chess League (WISCL) hosts monthly chess tournaments during the school year for K-12 players in the Treasure Valley (Boise).

Operating as usual

Photos from WISCL Chess's post 11/07/2021

Congratulations to everyone who participated in yesterday's WISCL tournament. Registration for the December 4th tournament is now open at https://www.wiscl.org/

11/05/2021

Reminder: November tournament is tomorrow. Have you registered?
https://www.wiscl.org/register

REGISTER | wiscl 10/14/2021

REGISTER | wiscl

Registration is open at wiscl.org/register for the first WISCL tournament of the 2021-2022 school year. This Saturday's tournament will be online at Lichess.org at 9:00am.

We've posted tournament dates for the whole year on the WISCL website. For now, assume these will be online tournaments; when we begin holding over-the-board tournaments again, we will of course make a big announcement via email and on our page.

Hope you can join us on Saturday!

REGISTER | wiscl Registration is now open for the October 16, 2021 tournament. It is strongly preferred that players be registered by 5pm the night before a tournament, which allows us to verify that all steps have been completed and make any adjustments to the tournament format. We cannot guarantee that players wh...

John Altieri – Bowman Funeral Directors 09/09/2021

John Altieri – Bowman Funeral Directors

Today we said goodbye to a member of our chess community, John Altieri. John and his wife Jan ran WISCL for over 10 years. We will not forget the joy and laughter he brought to this organization and to everyone who knew him.
https://www.bowmanfuneral.com/obituary/john-altieri/

John Altieri – Bowman Funeral Directors John was born in New York City, New York, to proud parents Michael and Caroline Altieri. He loved outdoor activities such as skiing, camping and playing with his nieces and nephews. He was confirmed in the Catholic church, became an alter boy, and went to catholic schools growing up. He graduated wi...

08/07/2021

Thank you to everyone who played in this year's online-only WISCL tournaments. Keep checking our website and page for announcements about tournament dates for the 2021-2022 season.
While we are hoping to be in-person beginning in October, we are still waiting for confirmation in regard to dates and location.

REGISTER | wiscl 07/10/2021

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WISCL Tournament tomorrow morning! Please register ASAP at wiscl.org/register .

REGISTER | wiscl Registration is now open for the July 10, 2021 tournament. It is strongly preferred that players be registered by 6pm the night before a tournament, which allows us to verify that all steps have been completed and make any adjustments to the tournament format. We cannot guarantee that players who r...

REGISTER | wiscl 06/04/2021

REGISTER | wiscl

Chess Tournament tomorrow! Please register today at http://wiscl.org/register

REGISTER | wiscl Registration is now open for the June 5, 2021 tournament. It is strongly preferred that players be registered by 6pm the night before a tournament, which allows us to verify that all steps have been completed and make any adjustments to the tournament format. We cannot guarantee that players who re...

05/30/2021

Less than a week until the June 5th Tournament! Remember to register at wiscl.org by Friday afternoon.

REGISTER | wiscl 05/10/2021

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Registration is open for our June 5th tournament. We will be having online tournaments the first Saturday of the month in June, July, and August.
https://www.wiscl.org/register

REGISTER | wiscl Registration is now open for the June 5, 2021 tournament. It is strongly preferred that players be registered by 6pm the night before a tournament, which allows us to verify that all steps have been completed and make any adjustments to the tournament format. We cannot guarantee that players who re...

REGISTER | wiscl 04/03/2021

REGISTER | wiscl

Chess tournament tomorrow! Have you registered at wiscl.org/register ? I'm about ready to create the tournament.

REGISTER | wiscl Registration is now open for the April 3, 2021 tournament. It is strongly preferred that players be registered by 6pm the night before a tournament, which allows us to verify that all steps have been completed and make any adjustments to the tournament format. We cannot guarantee that players who r...

HOME | wiscl 03/13/2021

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WISCL tomorrow! Have you registered? WISCL.org

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REGISTER | wiscl 02/18/2021

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Just a reminder that February's WISCL tournament is this Saturday, February 20th, at 9:00am on Lichess. Register at https://www.wiscl.org/register, no later than 6pm tomorrow evening. Remember that there are two parts to registration - you must fill out the google form or you will not be on the email list to receive the password for the tournament. You also must join the WISCL Team on Lichess (if you played this year, you are already in), or Lichess will not let you enter the tournament. Each month, there are a few players who have completed one step but not the other, and it's a scramble to get them in before the tournament starts.

After the tournament (about 11:30am), we will again have a fun blitz tournament for anyone who wants to stick around. No password is required.

Also, the Idaho Chess Association will be holding the Western Regional Scholastic Qualifier on Chess.com, Saturday, February 27, at 10am. This is the last scholastic qualifier for State. Register at https://bit.ly/21Scholastics

Hope to see you all Saturday,

REGISTER | wiscl Registration is now open for the February 20, 2021 tournament. It is strongly preferred that players be registered by 6pm the night before a tournament, which allows us to verify that all steps have been completed and make any adjustments to the tournament format. We cannot guarantee that players...

REGISTER | wiscl 02/13/2021

REGISTER | wiscl

The February WISCL tournament is in one week. Remember you must do two things to register: 1) Complete the google registration form at wiscl.org/register, and 2) Request to join the WISCL team at https://lichess.org/team/western-idaho-scholastic-chess-league-wiscl , unless you played in a previous WISCL online tournament.

Once again, we will have an informal Blitz tournament after the tournament. It will start about 15-30 minutes after all tournament sections have concluded, about 11:30am. There is no separate registration required for the Blitz tournament; it is open to everyone who has joined the Lichess WISCL team.

REGISTER | wiscl Registration is now open for the February 20, 2021 tournament. It is strongly preferred that players be registered by 6pm the night before a tournament, which allows us to verify that all steps have been completed and make any adjustments to the tournament format. We cannot guarantee that players...

2021 Regional Scholastic Qualifier Registration 02/12/2021

2021 Regional Scholastic Qualifier Registration

Reminder from the Idaho Chess Association:

The ICA South Central Regional Scholastic Qualifier is next Saturday, February 13th, at 10am MDT on Chess.com. There are only a few more opportunities left to qualify. The next qualifier will be the Western on February 27. In addition, ICA will be running three US Chess rated tournaments each day of the Presidents Day weekend and they can help you qualify too!

Register for scholastics at https://bit.ly/21Scholastics (plus there’s lots of info here)

Register for rated tournaments at https://bit.ly/ICAregistration

ICA tournament calendar is at https://IdahoChessAssociation.com

2021 Regional Scholastic Qualifier Registration Anyone can play in any qualifier! Play in one, play in two, play in them all! All tournaments will be held on Saturdays, from 10am sharp to approximately 2:30pm MT South Central Region February 13 West Region February 27 All tournaments and all sections will be 5SS G/30+5 Online at Chess.com Open to...

01/16/2021

Thanks and congratulations to everyone who played in today's tournament on Lichess!

Registration for the February 20th tournament is now open at wiscl.org.

12/19/2020

Western Idaho Scholastic Chess League (WISCL) team

The December tournament is tomorrow morning! Are you registered? I will be creating the tournaments on Lichess and sending out passwords in the next couple hours.

Remember you must do two things to register: 1) Complete the google registration form at wiscl.org/register, and 2) Request to join the WISCL team at https://lichess.org/team/western-idaho-scholastic-chess-league-wiscl, unless you played in October or November.

By popular demand, we will be having an informal Blitz tournament after the tournament tomorrow. It will start about 15-30 minutes after all tournament sections have concluded, about 11:30am. There is no separate registration required for the Blitz tournament; it is open to everyone who has joined the Lichess WISCL team.

lichess.org The Western Idaho Scholastic Chess League (WISCL) hosts monthly team chess tournaments during the school year for K-12 players in the Treasure Valley an…

wiscl.org 12/13/2020

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One week until the December WISCL tournament! Have you registered?

Also, please note we have put the January, February, and March tournaments on the calendar.

https://www.wiscl.org/

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wiscl.org 12/06/2020

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Less than 2 weeks until the December 19th WISCL tournament! Registration is open at https://www.wiscl.org.

wiscl.org Registration is now open for the November 21, 2020 tournament. It is strongly preferred that players be registered by 6pm the night before a tournament, which allows us to verify that all steps have been completed and make any adjustments to the tournament format. We cannot guarantee that players ...

wiscl.org 11/12/2020

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Registration is open for the November 21st Tournament. Looking forward to WISCL's 2nd online event!
https://www.wiscl.org/

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10/31/2020

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On Saturday, October 24th, the Western Idaho Scholastic Chess League (WISCL) held its first online tournament on Lichess.org. Twenty players participated in two divisions.

In the Elementary section, the winners were:
1. Christian P.
2. Abingdon A.
3. Matthew B.

Elementary Team awards go to:
1. Cecil D. Andrus Elementary
2. Team STEMy
3. The Ambrose School

In the Teen section, the winners were:
1. Adnan M.
2. Logan A.
3. Bryce L.

Teen Team awards go to:
1. Renaissance
2. Victory Middle School
3. The Ambrose School

Congratulations to the winners and everyone who participated!

The next WISCL tournament is scheduled for Nov. 21st. Visit wiscl.org to register.

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10/18/2020

Dear WISCLers - Many of you have been asking about this year's tournament plans. Due to Covid-19, WISCL will not be holding in-person tournaments this calendar year, given the size of our monthly tournaments. We will re-evaluate in December and determine if we can, either safely or legally, resume in-person tournaments in January.

However, we are excited to announce the first WISCL online tournament, which will take place this Saturday, October 24th, at 9:00am, at Lichess.org. Please visit wiscl.org to register for the tournament.

The online tournament will work a little different from the in-person tournaments. While we will track team results, it will be an individual tournament - you may be paired against someone from your own school. Since it is a free tournament, there will not be trophies, ribbons, or medals. Also, your Lichess rating is based on your performance in Lichess games only -- WISCL and USCF ratings will not be used or affected.

Hope to see many of you on Saturday!

03/15/2020

Dear Chess Friends: Considering the recommendations from state and local agencies regarding COVID-19, the WISCL tournament scheduled for this Saturday, March 21st has been cancelled.

Many thanks to all the chess players, coaches, parents, volunteers, and everyone who helped at the tournaments this year. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

02/15/2020

Today's lost & found item.

wiscl.org 02/14/2020

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Are you registered for tomorrow's tournament? Yesterday was the deadline, but I won't be closing registration for a couple more hours. Individual players can register on our website. Team players should contact their coach to register.

Regardless of how they register, any player can pay ahead of time via PayPal using the button in Step 3 of the registration page at https://www.wiscl.org/register

Hope to see you all tomorrow!

wiscl.org Registration opens approximately two weeks before a tournament and closes the Thursday evening before the tournament. Registration is open now for the February 15, 2020 tournament. 

ktvb.com 02/04/2020

Boise man with Asperger syndrome starts nonprofit to bring chess and STEM education to kids

Great story about Devin Nakano and Y STEM and Chess!

ktvb.com "What I see happening is she is quickly going to become a Casey Anthony, everybody remembers the Casey Anthony case," the grandmother of the missing children said.

wiscl.org 01/26/2020

TEAM RESULTS | wiscl

January results and crosstables are posted on the website. Thanks to everyone who came to the tournament! Hope to see you again next month.
https://www.wiscl.org/blog

wiscl.org About 175 players from 24 area schools competed at the February tournament. Special congratulations to the Collister Elementary team who swept the Sapphire Section with a perfect (undefeated) tournament. Here are the results:

01/19/2020

Is this yours?

01/14/2020

Chess Tournament this Saturday! Please register by Thursday night; final rosters by Friday afternoon. Team players, please register through your coach or parent organizer.

12/22/2019

Someone left this lovely lunch bag at the tournament today. Anyone recognize it? We also have 2 chess sets leftover from previous tournaments.

wiscl.org 12/19/2019

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It's Thursday - have you registered yet for this Saturday's WISCL tournament?

Soft deadline is today, with final team rosters due no later than Friday afternoon. Schools with three or more players, please try to register together as a team rather than as individuals.

Also, remember that whether you are registered as a team or an individual, you can pay tournament fees in advance via PayPal. Just go to https://www.wiscl.org/register and use the payment button in Step 3.

Hope to see you all Saturday!

wiscl.org Registration opens approximately two weeks before a tournament and closes the Thursday evening before the tournament. Registration is open now for the December 21st, 2019 tournament. 

wiscl.org 11/07/2019

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Hello Chess Fans! Our next tournament is Saturday, November 16th. Registration is now open at: wiscl.org/register.

Coaches - you should have received a link via email to updated ratings. If not, or if you have questions on submitting your roster, please email us at [email protected].

Players - If you attend a school who brings at least 3 players to WISCL, or are part of a team, your Coach (or other adult organizer) should register you via team registration. Only use the Individual registration option if there are (as far as you know) fewer than 3 players from your school, you are homeschooled, etc.

wiscl.org Registration opens approximately two weeks before a tournament and closes the Thursday evening before the tournament. Registration will open in early November for the November 16, 2019 tournament. 

wiscl.org 10/23/2019

Tournament #1: October 19, 2019

Thanks to everyone who came out to our first tournament of the year! Team results and crosstables are now posted to the website.
https://www.wiscl.org/single-post/2019/10/22/Tournament-1-October-19-2019

wiscl.org Over 130 players from 26 area schools competed at the October tournament. Here are the results:   

10/18/2019

Everyone, I will be closing WISCL registration soon so that David can begin pairing the tournament. At that point, please email us directly ([email protected]) with any last-minute additions or roster changes.

10/15/2019

Look at these beautiful trophies! Who wants to win one for their team? Make sure to register for the October WISCL tournament by this Thursday on the website.

09/22/2019

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This year's flyer - hot of the press.
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/ff0f08_e19c382914b148d18e0fafc12b01f5af.pdf

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