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Twenty two players with 40 games played, ventured out to support the Inaugural David W. Mc Duffie "Pawn Master" Memorial Classic 2013 held at the Main Place Mall in downtown Buffalo NY. Out of town visitors were from Ithaca NY and Toronto Canada. Late reporting due to a death in the family.

The results of the Pawn Master U1500 Section were Undefeated Champion - Samuel E. Santora, 2nd Place - Robert Simpson, Esq. and 3rd Place tie were Robert Hughes and Vic Bahl.

The WENDY's Restaurant "UPSET LEADERS" were Robert Hughes (1150) with 134 points, Samuel Santora (1424) with 25 points and Christopher Roland (1412) with 20 points.

Results of the International Open Section were Undefeated Champion - Ithaca New York, Thomas Riccardi (2264), 2nd Place - National Master, Lionel L. Davis (2273) and 3rd Place Tie from Toronto Ontario Canada Ferdinand Supsup (1800) and Ruperto Frilles (2101).

The WENDY's Restaurant "UPSET LEADERS" were Ferdinand Supsup (1800) with 708.5 points, Matthew Peck (1528) with 170 points, Brian Sayers (1592) with 155 points, James P. Davis (1498) with 143 points, Supsup with 150.5 points, Supsup with 85 points and Brian Sayers with 49 points.

The Mc Duffie family would like to extend a special thanks to all those who supported this special event. If you have any questions or comments, please reply to

Photos were taken during the chess tournament to highlight some of the players!

Respectfully submitted by Mc Duffie, USCF Tournament Director


Presented every third Saturday of each month by The Buffalo Fire Commissioner, Garnell W. Whitfield, Jr. and The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, an affiliate of the US Chess Federation, the governing body of all chess organizations in the United States.

Please join us on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Main Place Mall, Upper Level, 390 Main St, Buffalo NY.

This is a USCF Sanctioned, Two Sections - OPEN and U1500, 4 Dual Rated games, Time Controls are Game 50 with a 5 second delay. USCF Membership is required!

Online Early Bird Discount and payment with reply to by midnight on Thursday, September 19, 2013 with full name, section, USCF ID and telephone. Please mail and make checks payable to The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo, NY 14221.

NEW STARTING TIMES! All CHESS players must report by 9am. NEW STARTING TIMES - GAMES START at 9:15am, 11:30am, 1:15pm and 3pm.

OPEN Entry Fee is $25 v $30, OPEN CASH PRIZES based on 18 players will be $200, 100 and $60. U1500 Entry Fee is $15 v $20, U1500 CASH PRIZES based on 15 players will be $120, $60 and $30.

Pictured are the 2013 - 2014 Enterprise Charter Chess Club.

SAVE THE DATE: FIDE OPEN National Chess Day Tournament - Saturday, October 12th and Sunday, October 13th, 2013 will be held at the Old First Ward Community Center, 62 Republic, Buffalo, NY. Details to follow! Also National Chess Week Open Chess Tournament, Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Buffalo Public Central Library, One Lafayette Square, Buffalo NY. National Chess Month Chess Tournament on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Main Place Mall, 390 Main St, Buffalo NY.


QueensKnight Chess Club - Hispanic Month Chess Tournament

Date and Time: Saturday, September 14th, first round to start promptly at 10:00am. Awards to follow at approximately 3:00pm

Location: Global Concepts Charter School (cafeteria) located at 1001 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna NY 14218

Sections: All sections are USCF rated and are open to both scholastic and non-scholastic players. USCF memberships may be purchased at the tournament.
- Open Section
- U1200
- U600

Awards: Medals for top 3 in each section

Rounds and Game Time: 4ss Rounds G/45 (5 second delay if annotating)

Entrance Fee: $5.00 if registered 12 hours before start time, email registrations are accepted. $10.00 for late entries or walk ins.

Please bring a lunch, there are several restaurants and fast food places located nearby.

For questions or registration, please contact tournament director Antonio Cirillo at For registration please include player's name, section of play and USCF# if available.

Thanks and hope to see you there!

No Sardinia tournament this month

Sorry no tournament this month - grandsons are playing football. We'll try to have one in October

Monday Night Chess in the Village!

Beginning September 9th, come join tournament director Mr.Cirillo every Monday (except holidays) from 6:30 til' 8:00pm at the Williamsville Panera located at 5311 Main St.

Bring a board, grab a cup of coffee, and learn to play chess in a comfortable atmosphere. Lessons are free and informal. Chess Novices, Intermediates, and Aficionados alike are welcomed at Panera Bread.

Certified Chess Tournament Director Mr. Cirillo will be on premises from 6:30pm to 7pm or until 8:00pm if demand is high. For tournament information hosted by this USCF affiliate please visit our blog at....