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Here is a listing of the tournaments around the State, *and other tournaments that may present a scheduling conflict for our organizers that we know about. If you wish to have your tournament advertised here, please send an email to me, or by by clicking the link below.

* List has been updated to provide Indiana organizers who are planning events with possible conflicting dates.

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(... and the First SUNDAY of Even Numbered Months).
Wabash Chess Tourney - Wabash, Indiana (this event will always be the 1st Sunday of even numbered months).
The Access Youth Center, 74 West Canal Street, Wabash,  IN 46992  3-rounds; G/:85 (with 5-sec. delay); USCF Membership required; Quads (or mini swiss); brief check-in at 9:30; Rounds at 10, 12:45, 3:30 SHARP (also join us for Quads on other even numbered months, Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct., Dec.); EF $25 (includes coffee & donuts, lunch, drinks & snacks); 75% of entry fee goes to prize fund, the rest goes to feed you, as there is not a nearby restaurant. You MUST enter in advance - by the Friday before the tourney, please as I need to plan for food quantities, and also I do some recruiting if we have odd numbers. This event may be coupled with a few amateurs playing skittles in the afternoon. Send entries to Terry LeMaster 35 E Market St, Wabash, In 46992, email, cell: 260-571-7802 (Call or Text).
UPDATED 9/16/2017

October 14, 2017 - 2017 Owensboro October Open, Owensboro, KY
4SS, G/70; d5, Horizon Place, 2220 E. 18th Street, Owensboro, KY 42303. EF: $25  (No checks at site). Reg: 8:30-9:15, 1st Rd 9:30, others ASAP. PF: (based on 14)  1st $79, A, B, C, U1400, each $59.  ENT:  Charles Jones, 1916 Sussex Pl., Owensboro, KY 42301. 270-683-5705, cell 270-316-8577. 1 bye if before round 2, NO last round byes. Email: .  NS, NC, W

Oct 20-22, 2017 76th Annual Indiana State Chess Championship, Indianapolis Register Now

5/SS, G/120 d5 (3day), 2day Rd.1 G/60 d5. Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport, 2501 S. High School Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46241. Ph: 317-244-6861. HR: $109 by 9/15. $$ 3,000(grntd) Open: 1st, $500+plaque (IN.res.only), $400, X $300, A $300; Reserve(U1800): 1st $500+plaque (IN.res.only), $400, C $300, D/Under $300. UNR may only win overall place prizes. REG.: 3day Fri.6-6:30PM, 2day Sat.8-8:30AM. Rds: 3day Rd.1 Fri. 7PM, Sat.11:30, 4:30, Sun. 10:00, 4:00; 2day Rd.1 Sat. 9AM then merge. Top bd. in each section broadcast live at EF: $50 by 10/13, $65 onsite, Reentry $25, player 13 yrs and under $25 by 10/18, $40 onsite, ISCA memb. reqd, OSA. 1 bye if before Rd.2, NO LAST BYES. ENTRIES: OR Mail to: Gerry Roberts, 700 S. Main St., Elkhart, IN 46516. MEMBERSHIP MTG. SUNDAY AT 2:30. Side Events: Indiana State Blitz Championship will be held Sat. night 10/21, see TLA.   Oct 21, 2017 Indiana State Blitz Championship, Indianapolis  5/SS, double rounds, G/5 d0. Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport, 2501 S. High School Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46241. Prizes: $$500(grntd), $200, $100, U1800 $100, U1400 $100. Round 1 will begin at 9PM. EF: $20 by 10/13 at OR Mail to: Gerry Roberts, 700 S. Main St., Elkhart, IN 46516, $25 onsite before 8:30PM. ISCA memb. reqd, OSA.

November 11, 2017 Inaugural Greenfield Quick Tournament,  Greenfield, IN
5SS, G/15 d5. Bradley Methodist Church, 210 W. Main St, Greenfield, IN. Prizes based on entrants. EF: $10 Reg.: 9am Rds.: 10a-11a-1p-2p-3p Contact: Bob McCorkle,, cell (317) 625-5036 USCF Membership Required! Light refreshments provided by Bradley Methodist Church. Spectators welcome! Players are expected to bring USCF Tournament set and chess clock. Plenty of parking available and restaurants nearby.

Nov. 19, 2017 Illinois Class State Championship, Illinois
An Illinois Chess Tour Event. $2000 in cash prizes, plus trophies. 4SS. Hilton Lisle/Naperville, 3003 Corporate West Dr., Lisle, IL 60532. Seven Sections: Master/ Expert, Class A, B, C, D, U1200, U800. Prizes: Master/Expert: $500-200-60; Classes A thru D: $150-75-40; U1200: Trophies to top 3 and for top 2 Under 1000; U800: Trophies to top 3 and for top 2 Under 600. Schedule: M/X and Class A-D (G/60 d5) – 10:00am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm. U1200 and U800 (G/45 d5) – 10:00am, noon, 2:00pm, 4:00pm. One 1/2-point bye any round, must commit by end of Round 2. EF: $45 (M/X,A-D) and $25 (Under 1200/800). $10 increase after 11/12. $5 discount to ICA members. $10 extra to play up any class. Free entry to Illinois GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs, FMs, WFMs. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sec- tions: $120-60. May play in different sections; must register (no extra fee) before both begin Round 2. Register online at or mail checks postmarked by 11/10/17 to Illinois Chess Association, P.O. Box 4521, Skokie, IL 60077- 4521. Onsite registration available until 9:30am. Boards, sets, and clocks provided by The Illinois Chess Association. All special rules, details, and tournament conditions subject to change without notice; changes will be posted ASAP at the site and on ICA website. INFO: No phone entries, questions only. HR: $89 room rate if re- served by 10/28. Hilton: (630) 505-0900. Group code: CILC.