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Sat, Jan 20


St. Paul Episcopal Church

Club Championship!

A four-round Swiss (60+10), USCF-rated chess tournament with $1,000 in prizes (based on 60 players)!

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Club Championship!
Club Championship!

Time & Location

Jan 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

St. Paul Episcopal Church, 6050 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA

About The Event

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Indy Chess Club Championship!  All ages, skill levels, club members and non-members alike are welcome to join us for this one-day tournament with four sections.  The highest performing Indy Chess member in the Open section will have their name engraved permanently for 2024 on the Indy Chess Cup!

Here are the details:

  • Limit 80 players.  View pre-registered players here.
  • Tournament is four-round Swiss and USCF-rated (affects regular ratings), so all players must be a member of the US Chess Federation at least 24 hours prior to tournament start, and provide non-expired USCF ID# at registration.  Join USCF here.
  • Entry fee is $35 for Indy Chess members/$45 for non-members by 1/10/24 at 11:59pm, and $40 members/$50 non-members 1/11 to 1/19 at 11:59pm, and $55 day of the event.  Join Indy Chess here (our local club).
  • Check-in is 9-9:15am, and rounds begin at 9:30am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, and 6:00pm.
  • The time control is 60 minutes + 10 second increment.
  • Four sections: Open, 1400-1799 (Upper), 1000-1399 (Middle), and unrated to 999 (Lower).  January published ratings used.  Provisional ratings used if otherwise unrated.  Unrated may play up at TD discretion.
  • Prizes are the following:  Open ($200, $150, $100, Top Indy Chess Member $100 bonus), Upper ($100, $75, $50, Top Indy Chess Member $50 bonus), Middle ($75, $50, $25, Top Indy Chess Member $25 bonus), Lower (Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd based on tie breaks).  All prizes quoted are based on 60 paid players, and may be adjusted down if that projected turnout is not achieved.  If more than 60 players, 50% of entry fees will be allocated to increase prizes.
  • Limit one half point bye can be requested in advance.  Byes for fourth round must be requested before beginning of third round.
  • Bring sets and clocks.  Many may be provided, but equipment is players' responsibility.  (If it's your first tournament, we'll have equipment for you.)
  • Playing room has great lighting, padded chairs, and is accessible to wheelchairs.
  • Light concessions will be available for sale.  Many restaurants within short drive.  No food in playing room, and only drink with caps allowed at playing tables.
  • All children 12 and under must have responsible adult on-site during entirety of event.  Kids can and will be disqualified if an adult is not present.  Indy Chess does not provide supervision of children under 13.  For children over 13, responsible adult must sign them in at check-in and leave their cell phone number.  Indy Chess reserves the right to request a parent/guardian be present for any individual under 18.
  • Skittles room and tables/chairs in lobby for parents.  Guest WiFi available.
  • Top boards may be livestreamed.
  • Notation of moves is required.  If assistance needed, contact tournament director in advance.
  • Fair play: No devices allowed.  Phones must be turned off and face down.  On-call personnel, contact TD.
  • No refunds after January 18.

Questions/Comments?  Email Mike Chapuran at or call 317-429-6952.  We hope to see you there!


  • Entry fee

    From $40.00 to $50.00
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    • $50.00
      +$1.25 service fee
    • $40.00
      +$1.00 service fee



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