Next Tournament

Sardinia Quick Chess Tournament

Sat. Aug 2 1:00 pm at Sardinia Community Center (Town Offices)- 12320 Savage Rd., Sardinia, NY

2 Sections: Adults: 3SS G/29 EF $20 Rds: 1,2,3 pm Prizes based on entries

Scholastic- Round Robin- play as many games as possible in 3 hrs! EF $10. Games start at 1pm. Trophy for 1st place. All scholastic players will receive a prize!

For info call Tom Warner 716-496-5230

BUFFALO CHESS MASTERS INVITATIONAL?

During the CAN AM International July Chess Festival, Neal Goldberg first suggested and then agreed to help organize a future 3-day tournament where chess players USCF rated 2100 would participate. It has been given the name Buffalo Chess Masters Tournamnet.

As we start planning this, we would like to hear from anyone who wishes to assist in creating and/or playing in this future event. We would especially wish to hear from Buffalo Expatriates, who would wish to participate in such a tournamnet. I have been in touch with the Buffalo Convention Visitors Bureau who would like us to bring overnight tournaments to the Buffalo area and they will assist us in reduced hotel/motel accommondations. In order for this to happen, we need your help to give an estimate of the number of players and the number of rooms that we could anticipate.

Please respond with your Bio via email to arcangel8chess@yahoo.com or comment to this announcent below. Any and all comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated and will be respectfully reviewed by Neal Goldberg, Thomas Warner (TD) and Michael A Mc Duffie (TD) (Chess Ambassador).

Chess is Front Page News!

Chess Anyone? Chess Players Rael Dolan, 11, of Niagara Falls, left, and 14-year-old Shelby Williams, also of Niagara Falls, enjoy a match along with other players in the class run by David Brooks Friday during the school district's summer camp at Niagara Falls High School.
For those of you who did not see today's Sunday Niagara Gazette, you missed the following front page photo and story about the Niagara Falls School District's/PAL Summer Camp featuring chess and Rael Dolan, the elder daughter of NFCC's John Dolan. The full story can be read at http://www.niagara-gazette.com/local/local_story_208235842.html

4TH RD FINAL RESULTS CAN AM FESTIVAL 2008

The fourth round of the CAN AM had very intense matches.
  • In the U1600 Antoine M Thompson Section: 1st Place went to the undefeated David S. Miller. Tying for 2nd Place were Ryan Madden and Benjamin W. Havey. The fourth round included all upsets with Benjamin Havey beating James P Davis (297 pts), David Miller defeating Charles Lubas (88 pts), Partho Bhattacharya besting George P Barton (71 pts) and Ryan Madden defeating Erik Lubas(2 pts).
  • In the CAN AM Open Section; 1st Place had a tie between NM Lionel L Davis and NM Barry B Davis, and 3rd Place went to Neal Goldberg of Virgina. The U2000 winner was Mark Johnson, and the U1800 winner was Thomas A Warner. Upsets in the 4th round were NM Barry B Davis defeated NM Lionel L Davis (74pts), Michael A Mc Duffie tieing Nourali Rastbood(422 pts) and Mark Johnson defeating Douglas W Dubose (282pts).

3RD RESULTS CAN AM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2008

The tournament players were in the competitive spirit for the third round which started at 10:35am and finished at 2:35pm. Another new comer to the CAN AM Open section was Mark Johnson.

  • The U1600 Antoine M Thompson Section leader is David S. Miller with 3pts. Charles A. Lubas, Erik W. Lubas, Ryan Madden, and Benjamin W. Havey are all tied for 2nd place. The lone upsets in this round was James J Paul defeating Ferdinand Supsup for 259 points. The other third round results were: David S Miller defeated Erik W. Lubas, Charles A. Lubas defeated James P Davis, Ryan Madden defeated George P Barton, Benjamin W. Havey defeated Partho Bhattacharya.
  • In the CAN AM Open section leader is NM Lionel L. Davis with 3pts. NM Barry B Davis and Thomas A. Warner both have 2pts, while Neal Goldberg, Doug Dubose, and Mark Johnson have 1.5pts. Third round results were: NM Lionel L Davis defeating Neal Goldberg, Thomas A Warner defeated Michael A Mc Duffie, Mark Johnson defeated Nourali Rastbood, and Douglas W Dubose tied with NM Barry B Davis.
  • The finals will start at 3:15pm and it looks like things will be very heated.

CHESS FOR BEGINNERS IN ORCHARD PARK

There will be a two day workshop at the Orchard Park Public Library on August Monday 25 and Tuesday August 26th, 2008. Monday August 25th class will start at 4pm until 6pm and Tuesday August 26th will start from 5:30pm until 7:30pm.

Please RSVP due to limited seating by email to arcangel8chess@yahoo.com. Workshop is FREE with current library card. Please give full name, contact number and what 3 things that you would like to learn.

Please tell a friend and Bring a friend, lets continue to grow our chess community.

2nd Round Results CAN AM International Festival 2008

The total number of players now stand at 17. James Paul and NM Barry Davis were added to the rosters.
  • In the U1600 Senator Antoine M Thompson section leaders are as follows: Erik Lubas and David Miller both have 2 points for the day. Round 2 upsets were Benjamin Havey over Ferdinand Supsup. Other second round winners were: Erik Lubas over Partho Bhattacharya, David Miller bested Ryan Miller, and Charles Lubas defeated Dr. James J. Paul.
  • In the CAN AM Open Section: NM Lionel L Davis leads with 2pts while Neal Goldberg and NM Barry B Davis both have 1.5 pts. Second round winners were: NM Lionel L. Davis defeated Douglas Dubose, Neal Goldberg beat Michael A. Mc Duffie, NM Barry B Davis bettered Nourali Rastbood, and Thomas Warner won against George Barton in a "house match." Four out of the 8 players in this section are USCF rated between 2028 to 2230!
  • Come on out to participate or watch the action. Third round starts promptly at 10:30am Sunday, July 27th at the Kenmore Community Center, 135 Wilber Avenue, Kenmore NY(Off Elmwood and Mang). Anyone else who would like to get in 2 games are welcome to join us tomorrow. Check in time is from 9:30am until 10:15am.

CAN/AM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2008!

  • The first round of the CAN AM July Chess Festival has been completed. A total of sixteen (16) players have entered the competition so far. Visitors from Canada- Ferdinand Supsup, and Virginia-Neal Goldberg(2212) have joined us and we welcome them.
  • Two sections: In the U1600 Senator Antoine M Thomson upsets were Ryan Madden(1123) defeating Charles Lubas(1598) and Erik W. Lubas(1125) defeating Ferdinand Supsup(1558). Other winners were David Miller over Benjamin Havey, and Attorney James P. Davis over George P. Barton.
  • In the CAN AM Open Section: First round winners were NM Lionel L Davis(2230) defeated Nourali Rastbood(1724) and Douglas W. Dubose(2028) defeated Thomas A Warner(1697).
  • Round 2 will start at 5pm at the Kenmore Community Center, 135 Wilber Avenue, Kenmore NY 14217, Time controls are 40 moves in 2hrs, SD 30. This tournament is open to all who are members of the United States Chess Federation. Rounds 3 and 4 are tommorrow at 10:30am and 5pm.
  • Come join us! National Master Barry B Davis (2156) and Expert Vance Williams(2100) have entered the building, maybe they will enter the competition?

CHESS IN CLARENCE!

Archangel 8 Chess Academy proudly presents "Chess For Beginners Workshop" at the Clarence Public Library, Three Town Place, Clarence, NY 14031, 716-741-2650. Monday, August 4th, August 11th and August 18th, 2008 Time: 6pm until 8:30pm Please bring chess set, chess board, pencil and notebook. This will introduce players to the "Royal Game", etiquette, US Chess Federation rules and gamesmanship. Workshop fee: FREE with library card. RSVP, Limited Seating, no later than Saturday, August 2, 2008 via email: arcangel8chess@yahoo.com.

ARCHANGEL 8 CHESS ACADEMY ON THE MOVE!

The Archagel 8 Chess Academy will be holding "Chess for Beginners" Workshops for the Willie Hutch Jones Sports Clinic. This week Monday thru Friday from 9:30am - 11:30am. Located at the Edward Saunders Center, 2777 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo NY 14215 Student ages from 7 to 16 yrs. old. Workshop Fee: Free only with the Willie Hutch Jones Sports Clinic. Register with full name, address, zip code and contact number. Or email whjsc@aol.com, or check their website at http://www.whjsc.org/. Willie Hutch Jones Sports Clinic has hosted sports programs in the Buffalo community for over twenty years.

KLCC JULY GRAND PRIX RESULTS

The Grand Prix is now behind us, a total of 24 players participated in the July event. New comers to the Grand Prix and the US Chess Federation are Ferdinand Supsup from Missasagua Ontario Canada, Thomas C Callea who has been attending the KenTon Chess Club on Thursday evenings. The cross table is available at http://main.uschess.org/assets/msa_joomla/XtblMain.php?200807199691
  • In the U1200 David Evans Memorial Section 8 players competed. First place was a tie between Ryan Madden and Partho Bhattacharya. 3rd Place was also a tie between George Barton, Nathan Palmisano and Ryan Palmisano. The Upset winner was Partho Bhattacharya with 194.5 points. In Round 3, Partho Bhattacharya tied Ryan Madden while in Round 4 Partho Bhattacharya defeated Geroge Barton.
  • The Senator Antoine M Thompson U1600 Section had a new undefeated champion in David S Miller. 2nd Place went to Benjamin W Havey and 3rd Place to Attorney James P Davis. Upset total point winner was Benjamin W Havey with 556 points, Steve L. Baer 347 points, Phillip M Laugeman 326 and Dr. James J Paul 32 points. In Round 3, Steve L Baer defeated Glenn Conlin, Benjamin W. Havey defeated William M Rich and Dr James J Paul tied Attorney James P Davis. Round 4 saw Benjamin W Havey defeat David Biddle and Phillip M Laugeman defeat Glenn Conlin.
  • In the Grand Prix Open Section, 1st Place and Undefeated was National Master Lionel L Davis. 2nd Place went to National Master Barry B Davis while tying for 3rd Place was Nourali Rastbood and Thomas A Warner. Upset total point winner was Michael A Mc Duffie, Chess Ambassador, with 886 points and Thomas A Warner with 59 points. Round 3, Thomas A Warner defeated Ferdinand Supsup (Canada), Round 4, Michael A. Mc Duffie defeated Ferdinand Supsup (Canada)
  • Our next tournament will be the CAN/AM International Chess Festival, a two day event, 4 Rounds, Swiss, 40/2, SD 30. Games will be 10:30am and 5pm both Saturday July 26th and Sunday July 27, 2008. This will be held at the Kenmore Community Center, 135 Wilber Avenue, Kenmore NY 14217, Registration will be from 9am till 10 am. Scholastics will play Saturday ONLY starting at 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Advanced entries greatly appreciated and can register by email to arcangel8chess@yahoo.com with full name, USCF ID number and Expiration, USCF current Rating, level of play in section and contact number with email.

THURSDAY "BLITZ KNIGHTS" WEEKLY CONTEST

  • KENMORE COMMUNITY CENTER 135 WILBER AVE, KENMORE NY 14217
  • EVERY THURSDAY NIGHTS, 7 ROUNDS, SWISS, G/5, LIMIT 20 PLAYERS. BLITZ GAMES TIME CONTROLS ARE QUICK FROM G/5 UP TO GAME/30.
  • EF$20 V $25/20 ENTRIES, ON SITE REGISTRATION FROM 6PM UNITL 6:25PM, GAMES BEGIN AT 6:30PM UNITL 8:10PM.
  • 1ST PLACE WEEKLY TROPHY AND CASH PRIZES BASED UPON 20 ENTRIES: 1ST PLACE $91.00, 2ND PLACE $71.00 AND 3RD PLACE $48.00.
  • ALL PLAYERS MUST BRING CHESS BOARD, CHESS SET AND (OPTIONAL) DIGITAL CHESS CLOCK. USCF MEMBERSHIP NOT REQUIRED. USCF RATED IF ALL PLAYERS ARE CURRENT USCF MEMBERS.
  • PREREGISTER BY EMAIL AT: ARCANGEL8CHESS@YAHOO.COM. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO ARCHANGEL 8 CHESS ACADEMY, "BLITZ", 60F GUILFORD LANE, BUFFALO NY 14221.
  • TELL A FRIEND AND BRING A FRIEND. HELP US CONTINUE TO GROW A STRONG AND DEDICATED CHESS COMMUNITY.

AUGUST LUNCHTIME CHESS FOR BEGINNERS WORKSHOPS

  • Starting every wednesday in August, the Archangel 8 Chess Academy will host a Lunchtime "Chess for Beginners" Workshop at the Main Place Mall, Upper Level, 390 Main St, Buffalo NY. Wednesdays, August 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 2008.
  • The Chess for Beginners will help those who want to learn as well as those who want to refresh their understanding of the "Royal Game" and the rules of the United States Chess Federation.
  • Meeting time is from Noon until 2pm. Food Court is available for lunch and bring it to the Red Cross room along with your chess set, chess board and pencil.
  • Coaching Fee: Adult with child $20, Adults $15.00 and Child only $8.00 per session. Cash only at the site, No checks or Credit cards accepted.
  • Advance registration with full name, email, contact number and check made payable to: Archangel 8 Chess Academy, "Workshop", 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo NY 14202. Or pre register by email at arcangel8chess@yahoo.com. Advance registrations greatly appreciated.
  • Cub Scouts "Weblos" can fulfill their Belt Loop requirements for the Cub Scouts Academics

CAN/AM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL REMINDER!

Saturday and Sunday, July 26th and July 27, 2008 Kenmore Community Center, 135 Wilber Ave, Kenmore NY 14217 $1720.00 CASH PRIZES based upon 20 entries in all sections. 4 Rounds, Swiss, Game 40/2, SD 30, Registration closes at 9:30am. Rounds begin Sat/Sun. at 10:30am and 5pm. SECTIONS: Grand Prix Open: EF $65 on site, Cash prizes 1st Place $350, 2nd Place $210, 3rd Place $130, U2000 $180 and U1800 $150. U1600:EF$35, 1st Place $200, 2nd Place $150 and 3rd Place $100. U1200:EF$25, 1st Place $150, 2nd Place $90 and 3rd Place $60. Hal Payne Scholastics: Saturday Only, EF $15, 6 Rounds, Game/30, Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place. Rounds begin 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. For all there is to see and do visit Buffalo Website at www.visitbuffaloniagara.com. Advance entries greatly appreciated, please mail checks to Archangel 8 Chess Academy, CAN/AM, 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo, NY 14221 with full name, USCF ID number, USCF rating, Section of Play and Expiration date.

EVERY 3RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH REMINDER!

KLCC JULY GRAND PRIX MAIN PLACE MALL, UPPER LEVEL 390 MAIN STREET, BUFFALO, NY 14202 Saturday, July 19th, 2008 4Rds, Swiss, Game/45, Rd4 Game/60, USCF Rated, Must be or must become a USCF member to participate, Can join at site for an additional yearly membership fee. Registration closes at 9:15am, Unpaid late entries must take a one half point non playing bye. Byes available with advance notice to tournament director at check in. Rounds begin at 9:30am, 11:15am, 1pm and 2:30pm(Game/60) Sections: Open Grand Prix, EF $50 Guaranteed Cash Prizes: 1st Place $250, 2nd Place $150 and 3rd Place $120. U1600, EF $35, Cash Prizes based upon 20 entries: EF$35, 1st Place $150, 2nd Place $90 and 3rd Place $60. Upset prize; $50.00 Gift Card to Frog Hair Restaurant, Donated by Coach Steve Sullivan CEO - Motive 8, Inc. U1200, EF $25, Cash Prizes based upon 20 entries: EF $25, 1st Place $150, 2nd Place $90 and 3rd Place $60. Hal Payne Scholastics: 5rds, Swiss, Game/30, Games start at 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm and 2pm. Trophy Sponsor: Asal M. Nassir, Financial Services Professional, New York Life Insurance Company, 6400 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221, 716-626-7344, Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winners. Visit Buffalo website for all to see and do around western new york at www.visitbuffaloniagara.com Advance registrations are greatly appreciated. Register via email at arcangel8chess@yahoo.com with full name, USCF ID number, USCF Rating, Expiration date and Section of play.

Gone Fishin'

I'm taking the advice in Searching for Bobby Fischer, NO chess for over a week and I'm going fishing. But hopefully you all will keep on playing and blogging. See you back at Wegmans on Wednesday July 23. Best in chess and life to you all, The chessdoctor.

1ST ANNUAL LAKE ERIE OPEN

1ST ANNUAL LAKE ERIE OPEN LEONARD POST JR. VFW POST # 2450 WALDEN AVE. CHEEKTOWAGA, NY, 14225 ( IN THE SMALL HALL) SATURDAY AUGUST 30, 2008 4-SS G/60 IN 3 SECTIONS OPEN: OPEN TO ALL BOOSTER: 1800 AND UNDER NOVICE: 1500 AND UNDER PRIZES BASED ON ENTRIES,70% RETURNED AS PRIZES U.S.C.F. MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED EF:$30, IF MAILED BY 8-23-08 $35 AT THE SITE REGISTRATION:8:30-9:15AM, NO LATE ENTRIES 1STRD WILL START PROMPTLY AT 9:45AM. RDS. 9:45-12:15 : 2:30-4:15 ENT/INFO:DOUGLAS DUBOSE,3587 HARLEM ROAD CHEEKTOWAGA,NY,14215. Email:zugzwang92857@yahoo.com (716)836-4364 $5.00 off EF FOR JUNIORS AND WOMEN PLEASE BRING CHESS SETS,CLOCKS AND BOARDS NONE WILL BE PROVIDED!! ½ POINT BYE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST,BYES AVAILABLE WITH ADVANCE NOTICE TO THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR AT CHECK IN. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO DOUGLAS DUBOSE, LAKE ERIE OPEN,3587 HARLEM ROAD,CHEEKTOWAGA NY,14215 NO LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT. INCLUDE FULL NAME,CURRENT U.S.C.F.ID#AND SECTION YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN, SORRY NO REFUNDS!

Site change for Lake Erie Open

There has been a change in venue for the first Annual Lake Erie Open scheduled for August 30,2008. The new site is Leonard Post Jr. VFW Post # 6251, 2450 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, NY, 14225 in the small hall. To gauge interest in this event please comment below if you intend to play.

Madden wins Sardinia

Ryan Madden won 12 games and lost only 2 to win the adult section of the Sardinia quick chess tournament July 5. His only losses were to 1800 rated Pat Patterson and in an upset to Nathan Palmisano. Ryan Palmisano finished 2nd with 7 pts. Tom Warner had 6pts and Pat Patterson 2. In the Scholastic section Nathan Palmisano won with 7 pts. Robert Becker had 5 to finish 2nd. Zachary Madden also parcipated.
  • Next tournament- August 2- see you there!

Wegmans Saturday Signup Sheet

In order to decrease the chance that players may show up on Saturdays and find that no one else is there to play, please comment below if you plan on attending.

Saturday Sardinia Quick Chess

  • Will you be tired of all the noise and explosions? If so come on out for some quiet time this
  • Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 1pm for our monthly Quick Chess Tournament (USCF rated).
  • at the Sardinia Community Center(Town Offices), 12320 Savage Rd, Sardinia,NY
  • If not, why not come and create fireworks of your own "over the board!"
  • 2 Sections: Adults: Entry Fee $20, 3SS, G/29, Rds 1,2,3 pm. Prizes per entries
  • Scholastic: Entry Fee $10, Round Robin- play as many games as possible in 3hrs! Trophy for 1st. All scholastic players receive a prize!
  • For info Tom Warner 496-5230