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Twenty three total players turned out to help promote and celebrate National Chess Month. So designated by former President Gerald Ford in 1976. New referrrals were Yogesh Bedeker, Ricardo G. Ortiz, Justin Craddock and Matthew Ramey. Returning canadian student vistor, Vinay Sharma added an international spirit to the event.

Pictured with USCF Tournament Director, Michael A. Mc Duffie are the Co-Champions of the Grand Prix section were National Masters, Barry Davis and Lionel L. Davis. U1900 Class prizes winners were Harish Srinivasan and David Gluchowski. Upset leaders were David Gluchowski with 215 points and National Master Barry Davis with 87 points.

The U1500 section Champion was James P. Davis, Esq. and a three way tie for second place were Robert P. Simpson, Esq., William Rich and James J. Paul, MD.

The Hampton twins took top honors of First and Second Place in the NCM Scholastic Section.

Special recognition and Kudos to Samuel E. Santora, a third grader from the Chess Club of Buffalo, a chess club for homeschool students, earned two points in his first outing in the U1500 section. Sam was quite the chess celebrity on friday at the Niagara University Purple Pawn chess tournament, playing against college players and a college professor, who signed up to have the chance to play against him. Sam did win a great majority of his time controlled games.

Special thanks to Mrs. Santora who took leadership in serving pizza and refreshments and took some candid photos for our chess archives.

Our next Special Event promoting National Chess Month will be a Dual Simul Chess Exhibition featuring International Master Kenneth W. Regan, Ph.D and National Master Barry Davis, on Sunday, October 17th at the Borders on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga starting at 2pm. The chess community members who wish to participate are asked to report and be seated no later than 1:30pm with chess set and chess board. James P. Davis will be collecting the players scoresheets from the event for his book, titled "Simply Chess in Buffalo".

The next Buffalo Monthly Grand Prix tournament will be Saturday, November 20, 2010, held in the Main Place Mall, Upper Level, 390 Main Street, Buffalo, NY. If you have any questions or comments, please reply to and let us know what you think.

Help continue to grow our chess community, "Tell a Friend and Bring a Friend". Referrals of the Month CONGRATULATIONS! to Harish Srinivasan and David Gluchowski who brought out three new chess players.

submitted by Mc Duffie, Chess Ambassador

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