Tri-State Spring Chess Open


Saturday, March 18, 2006

At Ivy Tech Community College,  3501 North First Avenue, Evansville, IN 47710


Enter in one of two divisions:

Open Division

Open to all.

Monetary prizes for top score in each class. Prize fund equals 80% of open division entry fees. Minimum of 5 in each class or classes may be combined.


Four Rounds. Swiss System. USCF Rated

Game 70 minutes each, sudden death


Scholastic Division (12th grade and under)

Trophies awarded by school grade section: All players will receive at least a participation trophy.

1st and under: 5 Place, Top Unrated

3rd and under: 5 Place, Top Unrated, Top Under 750

6th and under: 5 Place, Top Unrated, Top Under 750

8th and under: 5 Place, Top Unrated, Top Under 750

12th and Under: 5 Place, Top Unrated, Top Under 750

Top 3 Team Trophies for each section (top 4 scores, minimum 2 for team from school or club)

Additional place trophies awarded as participant numbers increase.

Five Rounds. Swiss System. USCF Rated

40 minutes each, sudden death



Players Meeting begins at 8:45 a.m. Round One starts at 9:00 a.m.

Following rounds begin ASAP.


Please bring your own chess sets for skittles and clocks for the rounds.

Notation not required in scholastic division. Notation will not be collected in scholastic division.

Giant chess set for the kids to play on and 4 DGT electronic chess boards will project top games for spectator enjoyment.




Online Entry at

Entries by mail to include: Name, Address, Phone Number or e-mail address, Grade, School or Club, Section Entered, USCF ID number and expiration date.

Tournament registration fee:

$20 per player, USCF membership required, USCF membership available online at: or onsite.

Make Checks Payable to: ESCA, Inc. (Evansville Scholastic Chess Assoc., Inc.) 

Mail to: Terry H. Vibbert, 1125 Suwannee Drive, Evansville, IN 47725 ,or

You may send a PayPal payment for this tournament and/or USCF membership to:

Registrations and/or USCF membership paid by PayPal may deduct $2 from Tournament Registration Fee if received by Friday, March 17, 2006.