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Twenty five players came out on Father's Day eve, so we want to wish all our fathers, uncles, chess dads, granddads and father figures of the chess community a very happy Father's DAY!

The top five winners of the Buffalo Fire Commissioners, Garnell W. Whitfield, Jr. Star Scholastic Section were Christian F.E. Collier, senior at East High School, 2nd place - Raemell C. Johnson, City Honors, 3rd place - James W. Hampton, East High, 4th place - Joshua A. Hampton, East High and 5th place - Jonathan J. Boone, East High. All are members of the Urban Knights Chess Club. Our only female was Lorena M. James, Nichols, member of the Urban Queens Chess Club.

There was a three way tie in the Red Tail #332 Fighter Group U1500 Section, Co Champions were Mike Jocko, James P. Davis and new comer from was Demetrios Pyros.

Upset leaders were Michael Dunn with 378 points, Steve L. Baer with 146.5 points, James P. Davis, 137 points, and Vinay Sharma, Ontario Canada with 23.5 points.

Making a comeback off his second place finish at the 2010 Mayor's Cup Masters Championships was Lionel L. Davis, National Master and the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Red Tail #99 Fighter Group Champion, 2nd place tie was Erik W. Lubas and Barry Davis.

Upset leaders were Erik W. Lubas with 1149.5 points defeating Barry Davis, National Master and earning a Draw against Lionel L. Davis, National Master, and Barry Davis with 31 points.

Please join us for our Summer Friendship Chess Festival, Five rounds, Game 120, FIDE rated, two sections are Masters Open and U1500. To be held at the Gloria J Parks Community Center on Saturday & Sunday, July 17th and 18th. For more information, please email reply to

HAPPY FATHERS DAY! Stop by and see the Urban Knights at the Juneteeth Festival, Sunday, June 20th, Martin Luther King Jr Park, playing chess from 2pm until 5pm. We will be hosting a Bed, Bath and Body Works, "Signature Collection Basket", Raffle tickets are 3 for $5.00 or an arms length for $20.00. Drawing will be held on wednesday, June 30th at the Frank E. Merriweather Jr Branch Library at 7pm.

Submitted by Mc Duffie, Chess Ambassador

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