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Hosted by The Juneteenth Chess Festival, Inc., Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Buffalo Fire Commissioner, Garnell W. Whitfield, Jr., MPYR Fashion, Willie Hutch Jones Educational Sports Clinics and The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, celebrating over 13 years of Enrichment Youth Chess programs in Amherst, Buffalo, Lockport and Niagara Falls, NY.

Join us on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Main Place Mall, Upper Level, 390 Main St., Buffalo, NY. There is FREE Parking under the mall, Please don't leave any valuables locked in the car.

All chess players, should bring if they have, a Staunton Chess set, Algebraic chess board and digital chess clock. Limited Chess equipment! All chess players must know check and checkmate! VOLUNTEERS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

FORMAT; All chess players will play 5 games, No elimination, games every 70 minutes, Game 35 with 5 second delay. USCF Rules Enforced!

FOUR SECTIONS; Under 8 - 10 years old, Under 12 to 14, Under 16 to 18 and Under 20 year olds. Birthdates are as of January 1, 2013!

ADVANCE ENTRIES ONLY! Entries must be received by Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Online entries can be made by midnight, June 13, 2013 by emailing to, with full name, section, USCF number, email and telephone.
ENTRY FEE; $10 per player, USCF members $5.00 per player.

SCHEDULE; All players must report between 9:30am to 10am. Opening Chess Ceremonies at 10am. Games start at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Awards ceremony, photos and Trophy presentations at 4:30pm.

MAIL PAYMENT ENTRIES; Please mail and make checks payable to The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, memo section - Freedom, 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo, NY 14221, all checks must be received by Wednesday, June 12, 2013.


NEEDED are Chess players to play against the Juneteenth Public on Sunday, June 16, 2013, (FATHERS DAY)from 1pm to 3pm, outside under a tent, with tables and chairs to be provided!

Submitted by Mc Duffie, USCF Tournament Director


Hosted by the Old First Ward Community Center, Simpson & Simpson PLLC, Willie Hutch Jones Educational Sports Clinics, Scanlon Jewelers of Williamsville and Garnell W. Whitfield Jr., Buffalo Fire Commissioner.

Presented by The ARCHANGEL 8 CHESS ACADEMY, affiliate of the US Chess Federation, celebrating over 13 years of Enrichment Youth Chess programs in WNY. TRANSFORMING and EDUCATING young lives through CHESS!

You are invited to join us for the start of our 2013 BUFFALO SUMMER CHESS FESTIVAL. The 7th Annual Buffalo International Chess Championships featuring 2011 Mayor's Cup FIDE Champion - International Master Kenneth W. Regan, Ph.D., will take place on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the Old First Ward Community Center, 62 Republic, Buffalo New York.

CHANGES and Improvements have been implemented! All players must bring chess set, chess board and digital chess clock. USCF Membership is Required for FIDE OPEN and U1500 Sections.

Please mail and make checks payable to The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, "BCC2013" 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo New York, 14221 by Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

CANADIANS and FIDE rated players are WELCOMED! Championship Titles only awarded to WNY residents only!

6 SECTIONS: FIDE OPEN, U1500, Scholastics - USCF rated, K-12, Non rated Scholastic Sections are K-3, 4-8 grades and 9-12th grades.

Payments and Advance Registration Deadlines for all - Wednesday, May 29, 2013. FAMILY DISCOUNTS ARE $5.00 less!

ONLINE registrations and Questions by emailing to

FIDE OPEN "PAWNMASTER" SECTION: Two days, 5 Games, Game 120;d5, FIDE and USCF rated, No Elimination. One Half point Bye Available with advance notice. Must commit by Round 2.

Dates - Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2, 2013, Players must report by 9:30am

EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEE - $60 by May 29th or $70 after. Canadians and FIDE rated players $10.00 discount!

FIDE OPEN Schedule: Saturday, June 1 Games start at 10am, 2:30pm and 7pm, Sunday, June 2 Games start at 10am and 2pm.

CASH AWARDS & CLASS PRIZES based on 30 players or else in proportional! Championship 2013 title, Mayor's Cup Trophy and $500, 2nd Place - $300, 3rd Place - $200, TOP U2000 - $145 and $125, TOP U1800 - $130 and $75.


JEFF WHITE U1500 MEMORIAL SECTION: 5 Games, Game 50;d5, USCF Dual Rated, no elimination, USCF Membership required!

U1500 Game Schedule: Players report by 9:30am, Games start at 10am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm and 6:30pm.

EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEE BY Wednesday, May 29, 2013 is $30 or $50 after. Family Discount $5.00 less! One BYE Available!

U1500 CASH AWARDS and Prizes based on 30 entries or else in proportional. Championship Title, Jeff White Trophy and $400, 2nd Place - $200 and $100, TOP U1200 - $75 and $50.


Four Sections - USCF K-12 Championships, USCF Required!, Not USCF - K-3, 4-8 and 9-12 Grades. Family Discount $5.00 less!

EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEE $15.00 or after $30.00 by Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

Chess players should bring chess set, chess board and digital chess clock.

Scholastic Games Schedule: Players must report by 11:30am, 5 Games start at Noon, 1:15pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm. Trophy and Awards Ceremony at 6pm. Sections maybe combined depending on entries. Trophies awarded to the TOP 5 and TOP Female in each section.

Submitted by Mc Duffie, USCF Tournament Director

Kalfas wins in Sardinia

  Veteran and life member Dick Kalfas from Jamestown won the Sardinia 3 round swiss tournament last Saturday. Dick defeated the Lye brothers, Kevin and Reagan, in round 1 and 2, then beat expert Dan Miraglia, also from Jamestown, in round 3.  Maraglia, Reagan Lyle, and Pat Patterson tied for 2nd with 2 wins.  Kevin Lyle and Nathan Palmisano tied for the u1300 prize. Also competing were Garret Thompson from Scio and Wes Darling and Nathan Schiener from Pioneer.
  Jeffrey Schalberg, from Pioneer (right above), won the scholastic trophy while Garrett Grenauer (left above) from Sheridan Hill elementary in Clarence won the unrated trophy. Thanks to all for participating.
 No tournament next month due to the Mayors Cup. See you there!

Sardinia Tournament this Saturday!

             The Pioneer chess club "A" team. 2013 Western New York Interscholastic champs! (L-R) Tom Warner, Chris Darling, Carl Raymore, Ryan Madden, Nathan Palmisano, Lucas Grisanti

Sat. May 4

At the Sardinia Community Center(Town Hall),12320 Savage Rd, Sardinia NY

2 sections:

Adults: 3SS, G45, EF $10, ( may be changed to 4SS, G/30 depending on # of entries) Rds.:11am,1pm,2:30pm.

$50 first prize guaranteed!

Scholastic: 1-4pm Round Robin-Play as many games as possible in 3 hrs!

EF$5, Trophies for 1st place rated and non-rated. All Scholastic players will receive a prize!

For info call Tom Warner 716-572-1443