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Photos posted are to highlight "Father's Day" with Team Dubose, Team Davis, Team Kuzdzal, Team Lyon, and Pioneer Team with Coach Thomas A Warner. Group photos of the 12 - 18 Underground Railroad Section, and Under 11 year old Freedom Section.

The Results in the Under 11 yr. olds "Freedom Section" Co-Champions, and leading the way was Ethen Warner, 2nd grader(Pioneer Chess), Colton Kuzdzal, new comer from Fredonia NY, and Clayton Wallrich, new comer from Clarence NY. All were awarded First Place Trophies, MPYR Fashion - TOP FEMALE was Yahnia Brown - Mc Reynolds, Urban Queens Chess Club, Fourth Place - Garett Rumfola, (Pioneer Chess - Delevan NY) and Fifth Place - Nia Worsham, Enterprise Charter Knights Chess Club.

Results of the Underground Railroad Under 18 yr. old Section was Undefeated Champion - Kevin N. Roulhac, Urban Knights Chess, MPYR Fashion - TOP FEMALE AWARD to Dekayla S. Dubose, Urban Queens Chess Club, Second Place Tie - Joshua Benham, Bishop Timon and Benjamin Rummell, Niagara Falls Chess Club, Fourth Place - James W. Lyon, Hamburg NY, Fifth Place - Russell Wijesiriwardena, Niagara Falls NY and 2013 Mayor's Cup U1500 CHAMPION.

WENDY'S Restaurant Upset Leaders were Dakayla S. Dubose(894) defeated Benjamin Rummell(1496) for 602 points, Joshua Benham(1302) defeated Russell Wijesiriwardena(1566) for 489 points and Benjamin Rummell(1496) defeated Russell Wijesiriwardena(1566) for 70 points.

SPECIAL THANKS! Asssitant Tournament Directors - Attorney James P. Davis, Jerome Green and Thomas A. Warner. To all the mothers, fathers, grandparents and families that took part in this special scholastic chess event. Also to Diane Ruminski, David Blackburn, Ideas for Sale, MPYR Fashion, Buffalo Teachers Federation, Buffalo Public Schools, Mayor Byron W. Brown Special Events Department, Juneteenth Festival Committee, and The Mc Duffie Family for all their help, contributions and support to help make this a successful event.

Reported by Mc Duffie, USCF Tournament Director and Juneteenth Chess Festival Director


  1. When is the next Saturday chess event?

  2. I'll check with Michael to confirm, but
    it's my understanding that it will be
    the July 20th tournament as that's
    the 3rd Saturday of the month.