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Michael A. Mc Duffie, Chess Ambassador with the Archangel 8 Chess Academy will receive the Daniel Acker Communty Service Award on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at the Buffalo Convention Center, at the Buffalo Branch NAACP Medgar Evers Dinner, which starts at 6:30pm.

Advance tickets only available, no ticket sales at the door. Donation tickets is $50.00, please call 716-834-4982.

Also please pick up your copy of the June 2009 Issue of the WNY Family Magazine, page 10, has a chess article featuring Mc Duffie and the Chess Club of Buffalo, a homeschool chess club which meets at Wegmans - Alberta Drive on every monday morning from 10:15am until Noon.

I wish to say "Thank You" to all of you who have dedicated yourselfs, given of your time, your efforts in helping me teach your children, provide several stable venues where the chess community can enjoy the "Royal Game".

As I receive this award, I will have all of you in my thoughts, all of you in the chess community who continue to support our efforts to provide chess programming to the western new york region.

Several results are showing the fruits of our labor, Samuel E. Santora, 1st Grader with Chess Club of Buffalo and Jacob Meloon, 8yr old, Global Concept Charter Chess Club, are listed in the June Top 100 Chess players in their age group with the US Chess Federation which is published every two months by the USCF. Erik Lubas, the new U1500 Mayor's Cup Undefeated Champion was discovered and participated at the former Kenmore Knights Chess Club, Community Center, Kenmore NY.

Pictured above is Mya, Mya watches her younger brother in Pre K, as we teach him his numbers, letters, chess squares and setting up the chess board, she is our newest member of the Urban Knights Chess Club, which host at least 18 chess players, girls and females, grandmothers, Dr Paul and Attorney James Davis both dedicated chess mentors.


  1. Congratulation chess ammbassador!

    Well done!

  2. Michael,

    Congratulations on the well
    deserved award.


  3. Congrats and keep up the good work! Tom W

  4. Congratulations from the Havey family.

  5. Congratulation... Micheal
    May good things become better things! Please continue with an eye toward excellence!