Next Tournament


(pictured above was last year's Buffalo Blizzards team)
The following was just received from The American Chess School regarding this year's Second Annual Robert C. Johnson Memorial Team Rated Chess Tournament event at St. Bonaventure: The 2010 Robert C. Johnson Memorial Chess Tournament Location:The University Club above Hickey Dining Hall at St. Bonaventure University [#18] & Café La Verna [#17]. We’ll use the Café for skittles. Check the campus map at: Parking: available on Juvenal Lalor Drive [and Herscher Drive] near the Magano Centre entrance to Café La Verna and the University Club. Parking is also available in several other areas on campus. Entry Fee: FREE! [players in the rated sections must be current USCF members or renew at the tournament] Prizes:Donations will be gratefully accepted to help pay for trophies, rating fees, and any rent charges. There is a rotating first place team trophy and first place individual trophies in each of the three sections. Date: Saturday, October 30, 2010 Time 9:30 am – 8:30 pm Rounds:10 – 1:30 – 5 [In case of a tie for top team, there will be a speed chess head-to-head playoff] Time Control: G/90 or if you are using digital, G/85 with a 5 second delay Format:Teams The top team will be comprised of the top 5 scorers combined from the open and U1600 sections. At least one of the 5 scorers must play in the open section. The unrated section will not count towards the top team. Registration: Please register in advance with a reply to Please include full name, USCF ID number, rating [if you have one], section [Open, U1600, or Unrated], team you’re competing for, and your email address or phone number. Important***** There will be NO on site registration! Please register by email at least 2 days in advance. Notes Parking is available behind the Reilly Center and other lots on campus. The Café La Verna [#17 on the map] will be open throughout the day. There will be at least an extra half hour between rounds to allow time to grab a bite. Please bring chess set, board, and chess clock if available. The University Club is not handicapped accessible. Food Café La Verna is open from 7:30AM – 2:00 AM


  1. I will play and can drive some others who wish to participate.

    At yesterday's Niagara Falls chess club get together, there seemed to be a ground swell of interest.

    So let's again have a team- "The Thundering Herd"- from Niagara-Buffalo to compete.

  2. Barry and I will play as well. We will be driving down on Friday afternoon around 4-5 p.m. and staying at the Country Inns and Suites, across the street from St. Bonaventure. Anyone interested in staying overnight is welcome to come with us. We have a free room reservation for one more person - just let me know if you want to share a room with Barry. You can email me at