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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).

December 27-30, 2017 - Pan-Am Intercollegiate Chess Championships, Columbus, OH
6/SS G/90 i30. FIDE-rated, using FIDE rules. Hyatt Regency, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215.  HR: $115 at Sections: One section, teams comprised of 4-players with up to 2 alternates.  Team must supply letter from university stating players meet eligibility requirements.  Prizes: Top 5 teams; Top Team U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600; Top International; Top Women's Team; Top Community College; Top 4-year Small College; Biggest Team Upset; Top Boards 1-4; Top Alternate; Biggest Individual Upset.   EF: $20 by 12/7, $25 onsite, $2 off for GTACC members.  ENT: mail entries to Jim Jagodzinski, 7031 Willowyck Rd., Maumee, OH 43537 ( or register onsite by 10am.  
Rds: 12/27 6pm, 12/28 10am & 5pm, 12/29 10am & 5pm, 12/30 9am.

January 6 and 13, 2018 - SCI Individual Regionals
Full details at

January 13, 2018 - Checkmate Hunger Chess Tournament, Warsaw, IN

In 6 sections: UNR K-3, UNR 4-5, UNR 6-12, UNR Adult, Rated U1200, Rated Open.  Unrated sections are 5/SS, Rated U1200 is 5SS G/40 d5, Rated Open is 5SS G/50 d5. Washington STEM Academy, 423 W. Kincaide St., Warsaw, IN 46580. Prizes: All players will receive a trophy or medallion.  EF: $8 online, $10 by mail.  ENT: mail entries to to Joe Riegsecker, 1404 Pembroke Cir. Apt. 4, Goshen, IN 46426 or register online at  Rds: check-in by 8:30am, Rd. 1 at 9am.

January 13, 2018 - Toledo Swiss, Toledo, OH
4/SS G/85 d5 (Rd. 1 G/75 d5). University of Toledo Health Science Campus, Mulford Library Basement Cafe, 3000 Arlington Ave., Toledo, OH 43614.  Sections: One section, can be split into two or three sections based on entries.  Prizes: $450 b/25, $100-$50, class prizes based on split.  Unrated eligible for open prizes only.  EF: $20 by 1/11, $25 onsite, $2 off for GTACC members.  ENT: mail entries to Jim Jagodzinski, 7031 Willowyck Rd., Maumee, OH 43537 ( or register onsite by 10am.  
Rds: 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm.

January 20, 2018 - 2018 Winter Open, Evansville DATE CHANGE
4SS, G/70, d/10, St. Mark`s Lutheran Church, 2300 Washington Ave, Evansville, IN., 47714 EF: $25,(No checks/cards at site), Reg: 8:30-9:15, 1st Rd 9:30, others ASAP. PF (based on 16) 1st $120,A, B,C,D/E, Each $60, ENTRIES: Craig Hines, 613 North Park Dr., Evansville, IN, 47710, , cell 812-618-8700,, 1 bye if before Rd.2, NO last rd. byes, NS,NC,W.

February 7 and 14, 2018 - SCI Team Regionals
Full details at

February 10, 2018 - Southern Indiana Open/Reserve, Bloomington, IN

4SS,G70,d/5, Holiday Inn, 1710 N. Kinser Pike, Bloomington, IN, 47404. HR $99 (rsrvtn rqd), EF: $45 ($40 for ISCA members) in Advance if by 2/6, $60 at site ($55 for ISCA members), Reg: 8:15-9:00AM, Rds: 9:30,12:30, 3:00, 6:00, Prizes: $1400 b/50, Open1st $350, 2nd  $250, A $150 : Reserve 1st $250, 2nd $150, C $125,D/E $125, Entries in Advance at, or mail to (must be rcvd by 2/6) Craig Hines, 613 North Park Dr., Evansville, IN, 47710, email:,  cell 812-618-8700, 1 bye if claimed by RD 2, NO LAST RD HALF PT. BYES, NS, NC, W.

February 16-18 or 17-18, 2018 - US Amateur Team North, Schaumburg, IL

Open: 5SS, G/90+30/increment, 2-day: rd.1-2 G/60 d5. Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1800 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173. 847-605-1234 $100.00 chess rate single-double-triple-quad until 2/5/18, Free WiFI included with Room! Please reserve early. Open to 4 player teams with one optional alternate. Team average (4 highest ratings - January Rating List) must be under 2200. EF: 3-day $160, per team if received USPS or on-line 6 PM by February 1st, $180 if received USPS or on-line 6 PM by Feb. 10th, $200 on-line until Feb. 16th 6 PM and at door. Individuals wishing to play (note: we can guarantee you will play, but won’t guarantee which schedule or the ratings of your team), send $50 and request to be put on a team by USPS and on-line by 2/14 6 PM, $60 thereafter. Team changes on site or after 2/16 6 PM $20. Check out official website for more info and complete prize list. Prizes: Awards to top 3 teams, top teams with average rating u1900, u1600, u1300, and U1000. Winning team qualifies for national play-offs. Awards for Best Team Name, best team composed of juniors (high school and younger), Top College team, Top HS team, Top Senior team (50 and over), Top Mixed doubles team, Best costume or theme. Prizes to top score on each board. Prizes are Amazon gift cards. Rounds: 3-day: on-site registration/check-in 5:30-6:30pm, rds.: 7pm, 10:00am & 4:00pm, 10:00am & 3:30pm. 2-day: on-site registration/check-in from 8:00-9:30am, rds. 10:00am & 1:00pm then merge with 3-day. Midwest Blitz Championship on Saturday night, $25 by 2/14 USPS or on-line, $30 at site. First round 8 PM, 2 games with each opponent, 5 rounds, see for details. All: Register at Checks made payable to and sent to: ChessWeekend, 21694 Doud Ct., Frankfort, IL 60423. Please include Team's name and roster (plus ID#), captain's email and phone number, and desired schedule. Info:, no phone calls please. Boards and Sets will be provided, please bring clocks.

February 17, 2018 - 2018 Owensboro February Open

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 270-316-85771 bye if before round 2, NO last round byes. Email:  NS, NC, W.

March 23-25, 2018 - 22nd Annual Mid-America Open - St. Louis, MO


April 20-22, 2018 - 77th Indiana State Chess Championships and Blitz Championships -

A Heritage Event  A State Championship Event  6 Grand Prix Points
Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport, 2501 S. High School Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46241.
3day 5/SS, 30/90, SD/60 d5, 2day Rd. 1 & 2 G/90 d5.
RESERVE (U1800): 5/SS, G/90 d5.
HR: $112 by 3/21.
Ph: 317-244-6861.

PRIZES: $$3,000(b/80) Open:
1st, $500+plaque (plaque - IN. res. only), $400, Top X, A $300ea.; Reserve: 1st $500+plaque (plaque - IN. res. only), $400, Top C, D/Under $300ea.
3day Fri.6-6:30PM, 2day Sat.8:30-9:30AM.

3day Rd.1 Fri. 7PM, Sat.10, 4, Sun. 9:30, 4; 2day Sat. 9, 12:30 then merge,
1/2pt bye available Rd. 1-4, request before Rd. 2.
Top bd. per section broadcast live at

$55 by 4/13, $70 onsite, Reentry $25, player 13yrs and under $30 by 4/13, $45 onsite, $5 discount to ISCA members. ENTRIES: OR Mail to: Mathew Leach, 4010 Parkwood Circle, Apt. 2A, Mishawaka, IN 46545.