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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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PLAYERS:
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 RECURRING EVENT
(... 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 10/18/2017


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 indianachess.org. 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: indianachess.org 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 indianachess.org OR Mail to: Gerry Roberts, 700 S. Main St., Elkhart, IN 46516, $25 onsite before 8:30PM. ISCA memb. reqd, OSA.

October 28, 2017 - Bethany Christian Open, Goshen, IN
Three sections.  Open 4/SS G/45 d5, U1200 5/SS, G/35 d5, Non-rated 6/SS G/30. Bethany Christian Schools, 2904 S. Main St., Goshen, IN.  Prizes: trophies based on entries. EF: $10, must be received by 10/26.  ENT: http://chess.joepye.net/2017BCSentry.htm, or mail using form at http://chess.joepye.net/2017BCSentry.pdf.  Rds: check-in by 8:30, Rd. 1 at 9.

October 28, 2017 - 13th Annual Pike Scholastic, Indianapolis
Four sections.  U1, U3, and U6 5/SS G/30 d5.  U12 5/SS G/35 d5. New Augusta North Public Academy, 6450 Rodebough Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268.  Prizes: trophies to top five individuals and top three teams (except U1) per section. EF: $24 by 10/23, $28 after and onsite.  ENT: scichess.rog, or mail using form at http://ritchieres.com/chess/PikeChessFallTournament2017/Pike_Chess_Fall_Scholastic_2017.pdf.  Rds: check-in by 8:40, Rd. 1 at 9.

October 28, 2017 - Bremen Library Scholastic, Bremen, IN
Two sections.  K-3 U500 5/SS G/25 d5, K-12 U1200, 4/SS G/35 d5. Bremen Public Library, Lower Level, 304 N. Jackson St., Bremen, IN 46506.  EF: free, must register in advance.  ENT: http://www.bremen.lib.in.us/.  Rds: begin at 10am.

November 4, 2017 - SCI State Grade Championships, Fort Wayne, IN
5/SS G/40 d5.  Canterbury High School, 3210 Smith Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804. In 13 rated sections, one per grade level.  Prizes: trophies to top players in each section.  EF: $23 by 10/27, $30 by 11/3, no onsite registration.  Rds: doors open 8:00am, Rd. 1 at 9:00am. ENT: Online entry and mailable form at http://www.canterburychess.org/. 
 
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, bob@mccorkles.org, 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.

November 11, 2017 - Bremen Mighty Pawns Chess Tournament, Bremen, IN
5/SS G/40 d5. Bremen Elementary School Cafeteria, 700 W. South St., Bremen, IN.  Sections: Open, U1200, K6 U1000, K3 U700, and Recreation (non-rated).  Prizes: Top three individuals in each section will receive Dairy Queen gift cards, top three teams in K3 and K6 sections receive trophies.  EFfree to Bremen Elementary team members, $8 for each member of a 3+ person team in a section, $10 all others.    ENT: M
ust register in advance by 11/6.  Mail and online accepted, instructions at http://chess.joepye.net/2017Bremen.pdf.  Rds: check-in by 8:30am, begin at 9am.

November 11, 2017 - 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 11/9, $25 onsite, $2 off for GTACC members.   ENT: mail entries to Jim Jagodzinski, 7031 Willowyck Rd., Maumee, OH 43537 (jagz47@hotmail.com) or register onsite by 10am.  
Rds: 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm.


November 10-12, 2017 - 26th Annual Kings Island Open, Blue Ash, OH
5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Embassy Suites Cincinnati Northeast, 4554 Lake Forest Dr., Blue Ash, OH 45242 (I-71 to Exit 15 or I-275N to Exit 47). Free parking. $$ 30,000 based on 350 paid entries (GMs, re-entries & U1000 Section count as half entries); minimum $21,000 (70% of each prize) guaranteed. In 7 sections: Major: Open to 1800/up. $3000-1500-700-500-300, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300 $1600-800. FIDE. Under 2100: $2000-1000-500-400-300. Under 1900: $2000-1000-500-400-300. Under 1700: $1800-900-500-300-200. Under 1500: $1500-800-400-300-200. Under 1250: $1200-600-400-300-200. Under 1000: $800-400-250-150-100. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $1000-500-300. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 11/11; prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles. Unrated prize limits: U1000 $100, U1250 $200, U1500 $300, U1700 $400, U1900 $600. Balance goes to next player(s) in line. Top 6 sections EF: $118 online at chessaction.com by 11/8, 3-day $123, 2-day $122 mailed by 11/1, $140 at site or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs free, $100 deducted from prize. Under 1000 Section EF: all $40 less than above. OCA members: online EF $5 less.. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry $60; not available in Major Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry- online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Byes: OK all; limit 2, Major must commit by rd. 2, others by rd. 3. HR: Suite with king bed & queen couch/bed $105, suite with 2 beds & queen couch/bed $115, more than 2 in room $10 more each additional person. Rates include free hot breakfast for all room occupants and free wifi. Up to 4 people allowed in king suite, up to 6 in larger suite. 513-733-8900, reserve by 11/1 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Car rental is easiest & cheapest transportation from Cincinnati Airport. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803 (chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269). $15 service charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, reg. by 9:15 pm.

November 18, 2017 2017 Late Fall Open, Evansville
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,email:Mrsci2740@hotmail.com, 1 bye if before Rd.2, NO last rd. byes, NS,NC,W.

November 18-19, 2017 - All Americas Chess Women's Youth Championship
5-SS in 3 Sections for women and girls under the age of 25 (as of Jan 01, 2017). At the Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel located at the corner of Mannheim & Higgins Roads, Chicago, IL. Just 1 block north of O’Hare remote parking Lot F along Mannheim. U25 [$3600G in cash prizes]: $900-550-330-160, U2100 $350-200, U1900 $310-170, U1700 $270-140, U1500/Unr. $220 T/L: G/90, + 30 increment [Alt T/L: G/2 d5]. U18 Trophies to Top 7 overall, Top 2 U1600, Top 2 U1400, Top U1200/Unrated, Top 2 teams, Top U1400 team [teams are 2-5 players, with top 3 scores counting; club teams allowed. Team average is avg. of all rated players on team] T/L; G/90 + 30 increment [Alt T/L:G/2 d5]. U12 Trophies to Top 7 overall, Top 2 U1300, Top 2 U1100, Top 2 U900, Top 3 U700, Top 3 U500, Top Unr; Top 2 teams, Top U1000 team, Top U600 team [Team info/qualifying same as U18 section]. T/L: G/75 + 30 increment [Alt T/L: G/90 d5]. Rds for U12 10-2-6:30, 9:30-1:30. Rds U25 & U18 10-2:30-7:30, 9:30-2. ALL: Awards start 5pm. FREE Pizza Buffet Saturday Evening for all players [Pizza, Salad, Cookies, Lemonade & Ice Tea], Raffle Prizes. TOURNAMENT is limited to about 320 players. All EF $10 more at site [11/17 8-9pm], if space allows. U25 EF: $88 by 10/15, $95 by 11/9; U18 EF: $63 by 10/15, $75 by 11/9; U12 EF: $50 by 10/15, $65 by 11/9. Bring boards, sets & clocks as limited number are available. HR $109, & should be reserved by 10/27 to ensure rate & room availability. Credit card payment at Eventbrite.com [Women’s Youth Chess Championship]. Mail entries [payable to] Lawrence Cohen, P.O. Box 6632, Villa Park, IL 60181. Info: allamericaschess@gmail.com. W.

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 www.kingregistration.com/tournaments/event/ilclass17 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: downstatevp@il-chess.org. No phone entries, questions only. HR: $89 room rate if re- served by 10/28. Hilton: (630) 505-0900. Group code: CILC.
 

December 2-3, 2017 - Indiana State Masters/Generations Championship, Columbus, IN

4/SS, 40/120 SD/30 d5. Hotel Indigo Columbus Architectural Center, 400 Brown St., Columbus, IN 47201. (812) 418-4886. Free parking, free Wi-Fi, restaurant onsite. HR: $109 by 12/2. PRIZES: $$1300 b/40. In 3 sections: Masters Invitational (open only to 2200+ and former state champions), $200-150; Senior Section (age 50+), $200-$150, winner named as representative to the Tournament of Senior State Champions during US Open 2018; Amateur Section (open to 2199 & under, ages 49 & under), $200-$150, U1800 $100, U1400 $100, Top Upset $50. REG.: Sat. 10-10:30AM. RDS.: Sat. 11:00AM, 5:00PM, Sun. 10AM, 3:30PM. EF: All sections $55 by 12/2, $70 onsite. ISCA membership *NOT* required, $5 discount for members. BYES: 1 if requested before Rd.2, last round byes ineligible for prizes. ENTRIES: indianachess.org -OR- Mail to: Gerry Roberts, 700 S. Main St., Elkhart, IN 46516. Questions? (574) 343-0149.


December 2, 2017 - Winter Jam, West Lafayette, IN

4/SS, G/30 d5. Four sections: K-3, 4-8, Open, Non-rated K-3. Purdue University Stewart Center, 504 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907. PRIZES: trophies based on entries. REG: PO Box 2931, West Lafayette, IN 47996. Online entries to http://ChessStart.org/WinterJam.html. On-site Reg: On-Site Registration is not advised; entries after 10:30 will be given Rd. 1 byes, and start play Rd 2. EF: $20 by 12/1, $25 onsite. RDS: 11:00am, 12:30, 1:45, 3:00.


December 9, 2017 - Bloomington Winter Scholastic, Bloomington, IN

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December 9, 2017 - Goshen Winter Tournament, Goshen, IN

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December 9, 2017 - 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 12/7, $25 onsite, $2 off for GTACC members.   ENT: mail entries to Jim Jagodzinski, 7031 Willowyck Rd., Maumee, OH 43537 (jagz47@hotmail.com) or register onsite by 10am.  
Rds: 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm.

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 https://aws.passkey.com/go/2017Chess. 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 (jagz47@hotmail.com) or register onsite by 10am.  
Rds: 12/27 6pm, 12/28 10am & 5pm, 12/29 10am & 5pm, 12/30 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 (jagz47@hotmail.com) or register onsite by 10am.  
Rds: 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm.


February 10, 2018 - Southern Indiana Open (tentative), Bloomington, IN

More details soon.