Next Tournament


Hosted and presented by Garnell W. Whitfield Jr, Buffalo Fire Commissioner in conjunction with The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, an affiliate with the United States Chess Federation.

Saturday, Januuary 15, 2011, Upper Level, Main Place Mall, 390 Main St, Buffalo, NY. Free Parking under the Mall. PIZZA and refreshments to all paid tournament players.

Four games, Swiss, Game 50, USCF rated, USCF membership is required!

Sections are OPEN, U1500, Scholastic K-12 and Urban Queens(Unrated).

Advance entry fees for Open & U1500 are $25 or $35 Cash at the door. Scholastic and Scholastic Novice Urban Queens are $10 or $15 Cash at the door, 5 games, Swiss, Game 30.

Guaranteed Cash Prizes for OPEN: $150 - $80, U1900 $75, U1500:$60 and $50.

Scholastic K-12 Awards: Trophies to the Top 5 players. Medals for Urban Queens.

SCHEDULES: OPEN & U1500 players must report by 9:25am. Games start at 9:45am. Scholastics must report no later than 10:30am, Games start at 11am and will finish at 4pm.

ONLINE REGISTRATION by Friday, January 14, 2011 with full name, USCF ID number, Section of play and telephone number with reply to

Please mail and make checks payable to: The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo, NY, no later than Wendesday, January 12, 2011.

SAVE THE DATE: MAYOR'S CUP CHESS 2011 CHAMPIONSHIPS, a NEW! 3 day event, 7 Rounds, Game 120, FIDE & USCF rated Open Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix points, $2700 Guaranteed Cash Prizes of $1000, 2011 Mayors Cup Champion Title and Mayor's Cup Trophy, 2nd Place $500, 3rd Place $300, U2200 of $300 & $150, U2000 $300 & $150. Others will play a 2 day event of 5 rounds with more details to follow.

The 5th Annual Mayor's Chess Championships will be on Friday, June 3, Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, 2011. Presented in conjunction with the Buffalo State College Student Affairs Department and The Archangel 8 Chess Academy. If you are interested in playing please email me your full name, USCF Id number, telephone number and FIDE/USCF current rating to be on the EARLY BIRD List for a discounted advance entry fee by January 31, 2011. Submitted by Mc Duffie, USCF Chief Tournament Director


  1. I will have to miss this month's as well as I will be away from Buffalo. Good luck to others.

  2. I would like to be there, but have to pass this Saturday. Will try next month.