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2011 INTERNATIONAL CHESS DAY CELEBRATION RESULTS

The International Chess Day Celebration Tournament attracted over twenty persons to the special event at the Buffalo & Erie County Central Library in downtown Buffalo, New York. Pictured are the USCF Open section players, Kevin Roulhac, Lucas Seybold, Richard Hennessey, James P. Davis, Esq. and Dr. James J. Paul. The International Youth Section pictured are l-r sitting are Brandon Laury, Kevin Keil and Dustin Folts. In the back are Ruby Soudant, Hudson Salman, Chaitanya Ratnakaram, Kalyan Ratnakaram and Frank Uschold, back rear are Kurt Uschold, Shaka Davis and Vamsikrishna Ratnakaram.

Also pictured is Ruby Soudant, Urban Queens & Knights Chess Club defeats Kevin Keil for the Award of Top Elementary Student and Top Female Champion. Kevin Keil, Our Lady of Blackrock was awarded The Top Catholic School Student, The International Chess Day Youth undefeated Champion was Vamsikrishna Ratnakaram, member of the Stars of India Chess Club, 2011 Mayor's Cup Team Champions. The Top Middle School player was Frank Uschold, Springville, New York, Top 4th Grader was Chaitanya Ratnakaram, Maple East and Top Junior High student was Kurt Uschold from Springville, NY. Participants in the Beginners Chess Challenge were Brandon Laury, Enterprise Charter School, Hudson Salman, William Street School and Dustin Folts, Springville Elementary. In the USCF National Chess Day Champion was Lucas A. Seybold visiting from Fredonia, NY. The Top High School USCF Student was Kevin N. Roulhac, member of the Urban Queens and Knights Chess Club and the Gloria J Parks Chess Club. 2nd Place USCF winners were James P. Davis, Esq.

A special thanks to the Buffalo and Erie County Central Library staff who helped with the organization and arrangements, posted graphic flyers that helped direct the players to the tournament meeting room. Also read the Monday, October 10th, Buffalo News paper for an Chess article coverage of the Chess Day Celebration.

On Sunday, October 23rd and October 30th, 2011 we will have another FREE USCF Tournament for Scholastic and Adult players. Format will be 3 Rounds, Swiss, USCF Open rated and Game 30. Games will start at 12:30pm until 4:30pm. All players must register between Noon and 12:30pm. Advance registration is greatly appreciated with reply to arcangel8chess@yahoo.com with full name, section and telephone number by Midnight, Saturday, October 22nd, 2011.

Report submitted by Mc Duffie, Chess Ambassador

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