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Please find an additional Indiana State Chess Association (ISCA)
Internet - Representation

please especially look up the magazine

(updated 8/11/2014 Steffen - Membership Director)

Please also consider our next tournament:

Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!

October 24-26 or 25-26 
Indiana State Chess Championship 2014

Rose-Hulman-University Terre Haute (more Info to follow)
  Prizes: $$1,700 b/50 paid entries, played in two sections
ISCA Memb. req’d, starts at $6, other state memberships accepted
or send a check to ISCA, P.O. Box 3030, Indianapolis, IN 46206.
October ratings used

The Indiana State Class Championships 2014 were held in Bloomington with 65 players participating

As for the results:
Congrats to 2014 Class D State Champion Benjamin J Pitchkites
Congrats to 2014 Class C State Champion Artur C Wake III
Congrats to 2014 Class B State Co-Champions Dallas Loven and James F Davis
Congrats to 2014 Class A State Champions Jonathan Zhou and Andy S Porter
Congrats to 2014 State Class Champion Steffen Thieme

Please find the USCF rating report here:

  Class E was held as a separate tournament (Saturday only) that was battled out mostly between young players from Bloomington and several Indianapolis areas. Thanks to the fabulous work of Coach and Organizer Gerry Roberts, the players from Bloomington area might have come out on top, but the players from Indianapolis won enough rating points, to be quite happy, too

As for the results
Congrats to the Co-Class E State Champions Ryan O'Donohue and Daniel Chaim Larsen
Please find the USCF rating report here:


Please find the USCF rating crosstable about the

72nd Indiana State Chess Championship


Congratulations to the 2013 Co State Champions, Luis Flaquer and John Cole


Flaquer and 2012 State Champion, Cole finished with 4.5 out of 5 drawing only each other.
Both made short work of potentially dangerous opponents in Round 1(click to view Smith,W-Flaquer)
and Round 2(click to view Smith,G-Cole).
When the top two seeds squared off in Round 3(click to view Cole-Flaquer) a topsy-turvy draw was the result and both players won out in the final rounds.

More coverage to follow (click to view complete standings).

Special thanks to Tournament Directors Steve Steppe & Roger Blaine
and all the volunteers that helped make this event a success.


Annual ISCA Meeting

The October 2013 membership meeting will hopefully prove as productive as it was long.
The 2013-2014 ISCA officers were elected as follows:

President: Drew Hollinberger

Vice President: Craig Hines

Secretary: Roger Blaine

Treasurer: Ben Pitchkites

Membership Director: Steffen Thieme

Editor: John Cole

Historian: Gordon Simons

Director-at-large: Arthur Wake

(updated 7/1/2014, Steffen - Membership Director)


Upcoming Events
Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix
Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6
Indiana Memorial Open 2014

26th of April 2014

4 Rounds Swiss System Game in 60, delay 10

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 2930 Waterfront Parkway W Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46214.
Prizes: $2160 (b/60) Played in 2 Sections.
Open: 1st $450 (300 guaranteed), 2nd $300, U2100 $200, U1900 $200.
Under 1800: 1st $300, 2nd $210, U1700 $200, U1500 $160, U1300 $140.
EF: $50 online at or mailed by 4/23, $60 online after 4/23 or onsite.
Discounts: $25 less for players rated under 1300 or $25 less for players under 13 years of age.
Discounted players count as 1/2 entries, $25 deducted from prize.

Schedule: Reg. 9:15 to 10:15 am, Rounds start at 10:30am, 1:30pm, 4pm, 7pm.
All sections: Limit 1 half point byes, must commit before rd 2.
Ent: ISCA, PO Box 3030, Indianapolis, IN 46206.
Questions/Info:, 317-721-CHES. Advance entries posted online.
ISCA membership/OSA required