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Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Tournament

Presented and hosted by Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell W. Whitfield Jr., and The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, Celebrating 12 years of Educational Enrichment Youth Chess programs, as an affiliate of the United States Chess Federation.

In 2012 we will host two USCF rated tournaments each month to help those students who will be competing in the NYS Scholastic Championships and USCF National Scholastic Championships.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 held at the Main Place Mall, Upper Level, 390 Main Street, Buffalo, NY. There is FREE Parking under the Mall.

The MLK Jr Tournament will be three games, Game 60 with 5 second delay, Swiss and USCF rated. Two sections of play are Open and U1500.

The Advance entry fee will be $10.00 per player if preregisters online with full name, USCF number, section and telephone with reply to no later than midnight on friday, Jan 13, 2012. All others must pay $20 USD Cash only at the door.


All players must report by 9:30am, Games will start at 10am, Noon and 2pm. All games will be finished by 4pm.

Cash Prizes are based upon 20 total paid players. Open section $100 and $60, U2000 $50 and $30, U1500 Section $100 and $50.

Buffalo Scholastic Section (K-12), 3 games, Swiss, Game 30, USCF rated, Advance entry fee is $5.00 or $15 Cash at the door. Awards; Medals to the Top 5 winners! Scholastic Schedule: All players must report by 9:30am, Games start at 10am, 11am and Noon. Submitted by Mc Duffie, Chess Ambassador and USCF Tournament Director


  1. Barry Davis, I will play.

  2. I will play. Please register me. Thanks
    Gary Boye

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