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Photo above -Trophy Winners of the Golden Knights of Lockport!

Hosted by THE ARCHANGEL 8 CHESS ACADEMY, celebrating over 15 years of Enrichment Youth Chess programs in WNY! Buffalo and WNY diversified, friendly and competitive USCF Sanctioned Chess Tournaments. This tournament will assist those preparing for the NYS Scholastic High School Chess Championships and the upcoming Marchand Open.

You are invited to join us on Saturday, February 22, 2014 held at the Main Place Mall, Upper Level, 390 Main St, Buffalo New York. There is FREE parking under the Mall, please do not keep any valuables in the vehicle. The Tournament format will feature four, Game 50 with a 5 second delay - USCF sanctioned, dual rated games. USCF members must bring chess set, algebraic chess board and digital chess clock.

PIZZA and REFRESHMENTS provided to paid tournament players!

OPEN AND U1600 CASH PRIZES based on 36 players! USCF MEMBERSHIPS are required! Unpaid late arrivals must take a one half point Bye! One BYE available with request to the tournament director at the door.

SECTIONS OF PLAY! USCF Open and U1600, Advance registrations and Entry Fee must be received by midnight on Thursday, Feb 20th with reply to with full name, USCF number, Section and Telephone.

ADVANCE OPEN ENTRY FEE - $25.00 OR $35.00 Cash at the door, AFTER Feb 20th. Advance U1600 Entry Fee - $15 or $20.00 Cash at the door.

NEW CASH PAYOUT - OPEN CASH PRIZES based on 18 paid players - First Place - $200, 2nd Place - $100, 3rd Place - $60, TOP U1900 - $75.

NEW CASH PAYOUT - U1600 CASH PRIZES based on 18 players - First Place - $130, 2nd Place - $60, 3rd Place - $30.

OPEN and U1600 Game Schedule - All players are to report by 9am. Games will start at 9:15am, 11:30am, 1:15pm and 3pm.

SCHOLASTIC PAWNMASTER STARS (K - 9) SECTION - Students in grades K - 9th. Unrated section, Four games of play, Game 30 with a 5 second delay, students may be required to keep algebraic notations! PIZZA and REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED! Students may bring a snack.

Chess equipment provided! TROPHIES and TOP FEMALE AWARDED based on entries.

Advance Entry Fee is $10 by Feb 20th, after $15 CASH at the door. No Checks accepted!

All Scholastic players must report by 9:30am, Games will start at 10am, 11am, Noon and 1pm.

Trophy Ceremony immediately after the last games. Group and individual photos will be taken.

Please mail and make checks payable to The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo, NY 14221.

Submitted by Mc Duffie, USCF Tournament Director

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