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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).

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

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. ISCA MEMBERSHIP MTG: Sun. 2:30PM.

April 28, 2018  2018 Owensboro April Open - 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.

May 12, 2018 2018 Late Spring 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,, 1 bye if before Rd.2, NO last rd. byes, NS,NC,W.

Jun 2 - 3, 2018 2018 Kentucky Open Louisville, KY

5SS, G/90 d5.
Ramada Plaza, 9700 Bluegrass Parkway., Louisville, KY 40299.
In 3 Sections.

Open: 450-250-150; X, 100; A, 100.

U1800: 225-125; C, 100.

U1400: 125-100; U1000/unr.: 75 (all prizes b/50).

EF: $45 before 6/1, $75 on-site.
Online entries at, mail entries to Yussman Chess Center, 173 Sears Ave., #079, Louisville, KY 40207.
Make checks out to "KCA".
Advance entries must be received by
May 31.
Onsite registration June 2 between -8-930 am.

Schedule: Rds. 1-3, Sat. 10-2-5:30, Rds. 4-5 Sun. 9-2.
KCA meeting between 4th and 5th rounds at

Byes: Maximum two half-pt byes, must commit before round 3.

HR: $74.95/King bed, $74.95 2 beds.
Reserve by
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 3:00 to ensure rate and room.
For reservations, call
(502) 491-4830 - Mention "Kentucky Chess Association" to receive rate.
Bring boards, sets, and clocks.
The top 3 Ky players and top 2 junior Ky players will be invited the State Closed Championships.
Randas Burns

June 9, 2018 - Northern Indiana Open (Elkhart) Register Now

4SS, G/70 d5. Hilton Garden Inn, 3401 Plaza Ct., Elkhart, IN 46514. HR: $109 by 5/9.  EF: $45 by 5/9, $50 by 6/3, $60 onsite, all $5 less to ISCA members.  Reg.: 8:00-8:45AM.  Rds.: 9am-12pm-3pm-6pm.  Prizes: $1200 b/40, $300-$200, A,B,C,D/below each $150, Top Senior (60+) and Junior each $50.  Entries in advance at or mail to 700 S. Main St., Elkhart, IN 46516.  Email:  1 bye if claimed by rd. 2, last rd. byes ineligible for prizes.