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RESULTS -William J O'Leary Memorial 2013

The O'Leary - Soudant Family and The Archangel 8 Chess Academy would like to thank everyone who came out to support this second annual 2013 USCF Chess event in Buffalo New York. A total of 29 paid players participate in three sections.

Highlights were a new attendace record for 2013 with 6 female scholastic players where Dakayla Dubose was the Undefeated Scholastic K-12 Champion out of 12 total players. Congratulations Dakayla!

Upsets were the highlights of the day, Kevin N. Roulhac(1754) defeated National Master Barry Davis(2204), and James J Paul,MD(1487) defeated Daniel Allen(1960) in the MLK Open section and U1500 Co Champions Samuel Santora(1305) and Peter Killinger(1067) upset Top seeded Benjamin Rummell(1469) in the William J O'Leary U1500 section. Corey Spencer(630) upset grandfather Kevin Vincent(1080)for the family bragging rights in the last game of the tournament.

Results in the Presidential Scholastic K-12 Section, 12 scholastic players, 6 females, four chess teams from Urban Queens and Knights Chess Club, Enterprise Charter, Niagara Falls Chess Club and The George K Arthur Shiller Park Chess Club.

Results were Presidential K-3 Section was Champion Ashton A. William and 2nd Place - Alexis J. Schlaak. In the 4th - 6th section was Champion Brandon Laury and 2nd Place was Jessica Dixon. In the Presidential K-12 section, Undefeated Champion and TOP Female - Dekayla Dubose, daughter of Douglas Dubose(rated Chess Expert)and 2nd Place was Shaka E. Davis, son of Lionel L. Davis(National Master) and 3rd Place - Aaron Cooper, Boyscouts of America.

In the Martin Luther King Jr. Open Section, had 12 total paid players crowned Undefeated Champion - National Master - Lionel L. Davis(2255) and 2nd Place Tie was awarded to Kevin N. Roulhac(1754) and Erik W. Lubas(1938) both scholastic seniors in high school players and 4th Place - National Master Barry Davis(2204).

Our new email for future registrations will be Thanks for all your continued help and support to help us grow chess in the Buffalo Niagara Falls area.

Report submitted by Mc Duffie, USCF Tournament Director and BoyScouts of America, Chess Merit Badge Counselor.

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