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Niagara Falls Chess Festival

It is less than 2 weeks away and there is still time to take advantage of the early registration discount for the Second Annual Jeff White Memorial 30 point (enhanced) Grand Prix Tournament. This event will take place in the cataract city on Saturday and Sunday October 13 and 14th. Day One will be at the First Presbyterian Church on Second Street (the old Rainbow Boulevard North) while Day Two will be in the Ballroom of the Quality Hotel and Suites on Second Avenue.
The two day tournament wil be in 3 sections: Open, U1850, and U1450 and will be a 5 round Swiss with each game lasting up to 3 hours. For scholastic players Under 1050 rating they can choose to play in either the Saturday or Sunday (or both) one day tournaments which are 5 round Swiss with games lasting up to one hour.
Early entry Fee is $40 for the two day tournament and $15 for the one day scholastic tournaments. All entry fees will increase by $10 for those who register after 10/10. A portion of all entry fees will go to the education fund of Jeff White's children. Last year we were able to raise $500!
Guaranteed Prize pay out is as follows: in the Open: 1st $600, 2nd $300, 3rd $150, and $100 for top Under 2050, in the Under 1850 and Under1450 sections prize pay out will be: 1st $200, 2nd $100, and 3rd $50 based on $670 collected in entry fees with also $50 for top Under 1650 and top Under 1250. The scholastic players will be competing for trophies for first, second, and third places.
Also remember that your early paid entry allows you and a guest to attend the Friday evening chess exhibition match and symposium "How to Think Like a Chess Master" by International Masters Dr. Danny Kopec and Dr. Ken Regan. This will be held in the Niagara Falls Conference Center on Old Falls Street between Second and Third Streets.


  1. Is USCF membership required to play?

  2. Yes, it is a USCF rated tournament and all players must be members of the USCF. You may join ahead of time at,com_wrapper/Itemid,323/

    or you can join on site at the tournament. Memberships are as low as $10 for tournament only.