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Jan 31, 2016. Hoosier chess players... in 7 months one of the biggest chess tnmts in the US will open in Indianapolis, the 2016 US Open! I recently sent an email to ISCA members detailing a promotional contest to award 4 of our members a FREE ENTRY to the tournament by scoring the most points in the next 3 tnmts ISCA has. That first tnmt will be Feb.13th in Bloomington, the Southern Indiana Open. Registration is open now here on the Home page. The next tnmt for this contest will be April 23rd, the Indiana Memorial Tnmt in Indy out at Church of the Nativity on Lantern Rd. The Board will soon be setting up the 2016 Class Championships which will be the 3rd tnmt in this contest. Sign up for all 3 and increase your chances to  play in the US Open for FREE!

About the class championships, this has  been a 2 day tnmt the last 2 years. I would like to hear from members if we should make this a 1 day tnmt. It needs to be 4 rounds so that would make it a long day for everyone, but less expensive in terms of site rental and the need to stay overnight for players perhaps.

In other news, Sean Vibbert ,a multi time scholastic champion of Indiana, achieved his 3rd norm in Las Vegas in December and if he gets his rating up to 2400 could soon be awarded his International Master title! Congratulations, Sean.

Also,  March 19th I will be running the Greater Louisville Open in Louisville, KY. Lets have a good turn out of Indiana players! The tnmt will be at the newly opened Yussman Chess Center in Louisville.

It is in Chess Life and up on the KY Chess Assn. website,  kcachess.webs.com.

Craig
 
 
 
 

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS


    Feb 7, 2016. Wabash Chess Tourney - Wabash, Indiana (this event will always be the 1st Sunday of even numbered months).

    239 Bond Street (downtown). 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); 80% 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).

    Feb 13, 2016 Southern Indiana Open Bloomington, IN 

    4SS, G/60 d10. Holiday Inn, 1710 N. Kinser Pike, Bloomington, IN 47404. EF: $40 in Advance, $55 at site. Reg.: 8:15-9:00AM, Rds.: 9:30, 12:30, 3:00, 6:00. Prizes: $1080, b/40, 1st $250, 2nd $170, A, B, C, D/E, each $100, $65. Entries in Advance at: Indianachess.org or mail to Craig Hines, 613 North Park Dr., Evansville, IN 47710, email: Mrsci2740@hotmail.com. ph# 812-423-2996, cell 812-618-8700, ISCA membership rqrd/OSA, 1 bye if before RD. 2, NO LAST RD. BYES. W, NS, NC  REGISTER NOW

    Feb. 20, 2016. Owensboro February Open - Kentucky
    (If Snow Day then Feb 27th) 4SS, G/70; d5, Horizon Place, 2220 E. 18th Street, Owensboro, KY 42303. EF: $25 (No checks at site). Reg: 8:45-9:15, 1st Rd 9:30, others ASAP. PF: (based on 14) 1st $105, A,B,C, U1400, Each $52.50. 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: chuckann@oolwireless.net . NS, NC, W. Notes: 1. Notice of using the Feb. 27th snow day will be made by email before 10:00 PM on Feb. 19th. 2. Because GPS may ask you to turn left at Leitchfield Rd, follow these directions: Follow 18th St. eastward STRAIGHT through the 4-way stop and take the next right into Horizon Place. Enter the last door on your right.



 
 
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