Indy January Super Tornado!

Delta Hotels by Marriott, Indianapolis Airport

Event Overview

$2525 BASED ON 60!

Grand Ballrooms 1 and 2 (social distancing)

5ss g/45+5 sec increment 

(Affects regular and quick rating)

Official January Ratings Used 


Four Sections! 

Premier (1801+)

Reserve (1501-1800)

Novice (1201-1500)

Apprentice (unr- 1200) 



Premier (1801+) 

1st = $500 + Trophy

2nd= $250 + Trophy 

3rd= $185 + Engraved medal 

Top U2001 $200 + Engraved medal     


Reserve (1501-1800) 

1st $250 + Trophy 

2nd $185 + Trophy 

Top U1601 $65 + Engraved Medal  


Novice (1201-1500)

1st $200 + Trophy 

2nd $130 + Trophy

Top U1301 $65 + Engraved Medal 


Apprentice (unrated-1200)

1st $200 + Trophy 

2nd $130 + Trophy 

Top U1001 $65 + Engraved Medal 



Bonus Prizes:

Top Tournament Upset: Trophy 

Top Female scorer: $100 bonus + Engraved Medal 

Pairing software will use Tie breaks for trophies / medals 


Entry Fee:

Early Discount: $65 by January 9th (PayPal) 

$80 after January 9th

$85 on site 

FM IM GM = Free Entry (no deduction!) 

Players may play up ONE section for a $20 play up fee 


Please include your USCF ID, Name and January Rating



Prize Fund (b/60 paid) 

(84 players at last Tornado) 

Previous Tornado Cross table:


Fair play guidelines:

Electronic devices must be off, and put in a bag. If bag unavailable, you may turn off and place face down and leave on table

No player may leave playing hall with a cell phone/electronic device, metal detector will be used!  Subject to penalty/ disqualification!



January Official Published Ratings used 

TD may combine sections/use accelerated pairings, if needed 

All prizes adjusted accordingly



R1 10 AM (lunch break after R1)

R2 1 PM

R3 3:15 PM

R4 5:15 PM  

R5 7:45 PM


Bonus Blitz rated tournament 10 PM

Entry fee $20


5 Round Open Double Swiss

70% entries paid out

1st, 2nd 

Top u1601 


Tournament will start at 10 am 

Registration 8:30-9:45am

If already pre-registered, please check in at TD's desk by 9:30 AM, if possible 

USCF rated 

USCF membership required 

Please renew / join USCF 48 hours in advance, if possible 

1st rd 1/2 bye is ok, notify in advance 

Last round zero point bye ok- notify in advance please 

Restaurant & Starbucks on site!  

Free Wireless internet!

You may bring your own snacks / drinks

Many restaurants within 5 minutes 

No reservation required- you may show up and play, all players are welcome! Bring your friends and family! 

Please Bring sets + clocks (pre set g/45+5) Limited sets and clocks available 

Scholastic players welcome! 

Beginners welcome! 

Please bring your own mask, supplies are limited

Social Distancing (one game per table, minimum 6 ft. spacing, 5300 SQ ft. of playing space in multiple rooms)

Sanitizer provided

Tournament submitted for rating on the same day

Facebook: B C Chess Club for photos of past tournaments! 


$89 hotel room rate:


5860 Fortune Cir W
Indianapolis, IN 46241
United States

Sections: 4
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund: $2525
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

B C Chess Club
Phone: 13172866183

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