Braydon Povinelli has won the 2022 Indiana State Chess Championship, finishing in clear first with 4.5/5. This is is his second title overall and second consecutive. See the article in the Shelbyville News: Povinelli Crowned State Chess Champion for second consecutive year
The 2022 Reserve Champion is Harvey Hankey, also finishing clear first with 4.5/5.
Longtime Indiana chess organizer and player Craig Hines was inducted into the Indiana State Chess Hall of Fame, awarded for over 25 years of loyal service. He has directed many official ISCA events throughout the years, and the last few years he has been the prime mover for the State Championship, the Northern Indiana Open, and his signature Southern Indiana Open, which he first ran in Evansville in 1975 and lately has moved north to Bloomington. He has also been active in ISCA governance and has served in various capacities, including President.
Says he: "Ran my 1st tnmt in 1974, June 29-30, the Freedom Festival Open. Looked it up in Chess review archives. Had 47 players, IM William Lukowiak and Sr. Master Russell Garber (Armed Forces Champion) came."