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Hosted by The Lyon Family, Glenn Conlin, Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell W. Whitfield Jr and The Archangel 8 Chess Academy to celebrate the memory of David W. Mc Duffie, also known as The Pawnmaster, who died in Baltimore Maryland in August 2012.

The 2013 PawnMaster Challenge Tournament will be a 3 to 4 games, Quad format if possible, USCF Dual rated, Game 50;d5 with two 30 minute classroom sessions from current scoresheets.

Saturday, January 26, 2013, Main Place Mall, Upper Level, 390 Main Street, Buffalo, New York. Free Parking under the Mall, please protect your valuables! Food Court is open during tournament play!

This concept was designed with the assistance of National Master Lionel L. Davis and National Master Barry Davis, to help give chess opening principles, chess tactics and chess strategies for chess players who want to improve and prepare for the upcoming NY State Scholastic Chess Championships in Feb 2013, The Marchand Open in Rochester NY in March 2013, USCF Supernational V Scholastic K-12 Championships in April in Nashville TN and the Buffalo Open Chess Championships "2013 Mayors Cup" in June.

All players are to bring their chess set, chess board and digital chess clock, report by 9:00am, games start at 9:30am and must register online to by midnight on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, with full name, USCF number and telephone.

Entry fee is $20, USD Cash, to be paid at the door. A portion of the entry fee will be for awards, uscf rating fees and paid to National Masters Lionel L. Davis and Barry Davis, who will hold 2 review classes each.

We will do our best to divide players in quads with similar ratings to keep it competitive for all.

Online registrations are accepted with a post to this chess announcement with full name, uscf number and telephone or email to KNIGHTSOF64@YAHOO.COM. Current USCF membership is REQUIRED!

USCF monthly International Tournaments - SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, Feb. 16th, 2013, March 16th, April 20th, May 18th, June 1 & 2nd - 2013 Mayors Cup Championships, and June 15th.

Submitted by Mc Duffie, USCF Tournament Director and BoyScouts of America, Chess Merit Badge Counselor

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