Circle City Open (FIDE) - SOLD OUT

Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Delta Hotels by Marriott, Indianapolis Airport

Event Overview

Circle City Open (FIDE) 

Presented by Moonshot Games

May 14-16 or May 15-16, Indiana

US Chess Grand Prix Points (30) 

Junior Grand Prix 

5SS; 3 or 2 Day Option

Delta Hotels by Marriott 

5860 Fortune Cir W, Indianapolis, IN 46241

Free WiFi, Free Airport Shuttle,

Free Parking, Restaurant on site 

FREE game analysis with GM Alex Lenderman on Saturday! 

$8,250 b/120 paid entries! 


SOLD OUT! The organizer cannot accept any more entries due to capacity restrictions.


Premier $1200, $800, $500; U2300 $600; U2100 $500. ($100 bonus for clear 1st in Premier) (Must be 1901 or above FIDE or USCF) (FIDE + USCF rated, uses FIDE rules, USCF May published ratings used for pairings and prize purposes) Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID before the first round. USA players without a FIDE ID must agree to represent USA in international competition in order to play and must provide necessary information to receive a FIDE ID. Default late forfeiture time is 1 hour. TD may extend at TD’s discretion. No electronic notation devices allowed in the Premier section. Players must use provided score sheets and submit copies each round. DGT boards used for top boards. Approved notation devices ok in other sections.


Reserve (1601-1900) $700, $400, $250; U1750 $200

Novice (1301-1600) $700, $400, $250; U1450 $200

Apprentice (unrated -1300) $700, $400; $250 U1000 $200

Bonus: Engraved metal trophies to all prize winners in Reserve, Novice and Apprentice! 

(USCF standard tiebreaks used for trophies) 

Schedule All Sections

3-Day: All rounds G90 + 30. Fri: 7PM / Sat: 10:30 am  4:30 pm / Sun: 10:30 am  4:30 pm

2-Day: Rd 1 & 2 G45 + 5 on Sat 10:30 am and 1 pm; then merge with 3 day at 4:30 pm. First two rounds of 2-day Premier section not FIDE rated. 

Byes: Up to two ½ point byes available if requested before the end of round 2, cannot be changed. 

TD reserves the right to combine sections based on turnout. Unrated may play up at TD’s discretion. 

Bring boards, sets and clocks, supplies are limited.  

Entry Fees: $125 by 5/8, $150 after, $160 on site. 

Discounts: $10 discount to Seniors (55+)  

Re-entry: $60. Re-entry not allowed in the Premier Section. Players may play up ONE section for a $25 fee. 

Minimum USCF rating to play up in the Premier Section is 1800, no exceptions. 

GM + WGM + IM Free if committed before 5/8, no deduction!, if committed after 5/8 then $100 from prize. 

Restrictions apply, please email TD at or call / text 317-286-6183 to register. 

Paypal:  Please Include your USCF ID, FIDE ID (if applicable),published regular rating, schedule, and best contact info to send entry confirmation. Add $3 for PayPal fee / per player.  

Credit Card by phone ok until 5/13, player pays cc fees. PayPal or cash at site, no checks. Please join / renew USCF membership at least 24 hours before the tournament. Maximum player capacity is 138 due to social distancing. 

Early registration is highly encouraged. (The last event sold out!) Sign up early and guarantee your spot! 


On site registration: Friday: 4:30 to 5:45 pm. Saturday: 8 am to 9:30 am. Face coverings mandatory. Sanitizer provided.

One game per table. NO CELL PHONES / ELECTRONIC DEVICES. Subject to disqualification.

Metal Detectors will be used. 

Top 10 boards will be live streamed! 

Hotel Rate: $99 by 5/9. Call 317-247-9700 or see online Link:


FREE GAME ANALYSIS WITH GM Alex Lenderman! Saturday from 11am to 3pm & 5 to 9pm!

Blitz Side Event: 7 SS Open double round (14 games); Sat. 9:30 pm, USCF blitz rated, G3 +2, 

EF: $25 $275, $175, $125, U1800 $100, U1500 $75, based on 45 paid entries. May Published USCF Blitz ratings used. 

Questions: Please email B C Chess Club at: or call / text 317-286-6183. 

Please go to our Facebook Page: B C Chess Club for more updates, photos and details. 


Entry List Updated Daily:




5860 Fortune Cir W
Indianapolis, IN 46241
United States

Sections: 4
Grand Prix Points: 30
Prize Fund: $8250 b/120
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

B C Chess Club
Phone: 13172866183

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