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William O'Leary-Soudant Memorial Classic 2013

Hosted by the O'LEARY - SOUDANT Family in loving memory of William J O'Leary, grandfather to Ruby Soudant and the Archangel 8 Chess Academy.

If you are looking for the ultimate chess challenge, or simply come and play for fun, then you are invited to join the US Chess Federation members in the Buffalo - Niagara Falls, New York Chess Community in an open, friendly and respectful chess environment, free parking under the Mall, Boutique shops and Food Court open during tournament play.

This is a unique opportunity to come and compete, test your skill, knowledge and your will to win against some of the most respected and admired nationally ranked, top International Masters, National Masters and Scholastic State Champion chess players in the United States.

This is the second year of the chess classic and will be held on Saturday, Jan 19th, 2013 at the Main Place Mall, Upper Level, 390 Main Street, Buffalo, New York.

There will be 4 games, no elimination, USCF dual rated, Game 50;d5 sec., each in OPEN and U1500 sections; Scholastic Stars K-12, will play 4 games, no elimination, Game 35;d5.

PIZZA and Refreshments will be provided for all tournament players! All Chess players are to bring their own chess sets, chess boards and digital chess clock, if available.

Early bird registrations are to be mailed and made payable to The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo NY 14221 by midnight on thursday, Jan. 16th with full name, uscf number, section and telephone.

PLEASE NOTE: NEW ONLINE! Please send Registrations to, there was a problem with the other email address and had to be changed. Online registrations are to be received by midnight, Jan 18th, 2013 with full name, uscf number, section and telephone.

OPEN and U1500 Cash Prizes are based on 18 players in each section. Entry fee is $25 or $35 USD Cash at the door. Cash prizes for the OPEN section will be $200, $100 and $50, U1500 section will be $120, $60 and $30.

All OPEN and U1500 players must arrive by 9am, games will start at 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:15pm and 3pm.

Scholastic Stars K-12 Section players must report by 10am, Games will start at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm. Trophies will be awarded to the TOP 3 players and Top Female Award along with a group photo after the last game has been completed.

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


  1. The cross table does not contain the scholastic section. Why was it not rated?

  2. The cross table does not contain the scholastic section. Why was it not rated?