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(... and the First SUNDAY
of Even Numbered Months).
Tourney - Wabash,
Indiana (this event will always be the
1st Sunday of even
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).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. W.
The St. Joseph Grade School Chess Club in South Bend will be hosting a chess tournament on Sunday, November 19th open to both kids and adults. The tournament is $10 (payment on site by cash or check) and the deadline for registration is Friday, November 17th. Limited to the first 60 sign-ups! Early entries can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I-3BMl_8rCYlBfqzZUjR71piZdK8jKja5xhoAgG1evo/edit?usp=sharing
Location: The Ackles Center across the street from St. Joseph Grade School in South Bend (711 E Colfax Ave, South Bend, IN 46617)
Time: round 1 at 12pm; all rounds as soon as possible after that. We will conclude around 4pm. For those coming straight from the 10am Mass at St. Joseph parish or others who want to come a bit early, we will have a pizza lunch starting at 11:30am.
3 USCF Rated Sections
1. Beginners: U400; 5-6 games, G25/5
2. Intermediate U800; 4-5 games, G25/5
3. Advanced: Open; 4 games, G30/5
[above is the projected sections and time controls, but these may be adjusted based upon sign-ups; we expect to play 4-5 rounds in each section, but will add a round if it can be completed by 4pm].
Prizes: trophies for top finishers in the lower sections; open section winner and runner up will split 60% of open section sign-up fees [$40/$20 based upon 10 registrants]
USCF Membership: this is a rated tournament so all participants need a USCF membership, which can be purchased at the USCF website: https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/member.php Food: pizza lunch and small snacks will be provided; other food can be brought by players but please no nuts or peanuts.
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: email@example.com. 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 Register Here
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 11/20. 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 - 11th Annual Bloomington Scholastic Chess Open, Bloomington, IN
Four sections: U1, U3, U6, U12. U1 and U3 are 5/SS, G/30 d5. U6 and U12 are 4/SS, G/40 d5. University Elementary School, 1111 N. Russell Rd., Bloomington, IN 47408. PRIZES: Individuals trophies to top 5 U1, top 10 U3, top 12 U6, and top 5 U12. Team trophies to top 3 teams in U3, U6, and U12, top 2 teams in U1 (minimum 2 players, top 4 count). REG: Michelle Burns, University Chess Club, PO Box 8422, Bloomington, IN 47407 -OR- email to firstname.lastname@example.org -OR- onsite between 7:30am-8:30am. EF: $17 by 11/20, $20 by 12/6, $30 onsite. RDS: begin 9:00am.
December 9, 2017 - Goshen Winter Tournament, Goshen, IN
More details soon.
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 (email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) or register onsite by 10am. Rds: 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm.
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 indianachess.org, or mail to (must be rcvd by 2/6) Craig Hines, 613 North Park Dr., Evansville, IN, 47710, email: Mrsci2740@hotmail.com, cell 812-618-8700, 1 bye if claimed by RD 2, NO LAST RD HALF PT. BYES, NS, NC, W.