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Happy Easter and Passover! Spring is finally here and we will celebrate on Saturday, April 26th at the Main Place Mall, Upper Level, 390 Main St, Buffalo NY 14203! This monthly SpringFest Chess tournament is hosted by The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, Celebrating over 15 years of Enrichment Youth Chess programs in WNY. Come, bring a friend and experience this premier competitive and some of WNY's talented chess players, family friendly, USCF dual rated, sanctioned tournament.

OPEN and U1600 PLAYERS are to report by 9am. Food Court, shops and boutiques are open during tournament play. PIZZA and Refreshments are provided for all paid tournament players! FREE Parking under the Mall but do not keep any valuables in the vehicle.

Format - All players in the OPEN and U1600 sections will play four, USCF dual rated games, Game 50 with 5 second delay, digital chess clocks are preferred. All chess players should bring their own chess set, algebraic chess board and digital chess clock. Scholastic chess players chess equipment will be provided with advance registrations.

SCHOLASTIC K-9 Players will report by 9:30am, Games will start at 10am, 11am, Noon and 1pm, play 4 games, non rated, Game 30 with 5 second delay. Algebraic notations may be asked to help improve chess play!

TROPHY AWARDS - SCHOLASTICS Top 3 winners along with Top Female Award will be presented at the conclusion of tournament play.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE OF PLAY - OPEN AND U1600 games will start at 9:15am, 11:30am, 1:15pm and 3pm. Scholastic K-9 Games will start at 10am, 11am, Noon and 1pm. Awards Ceremony around 2:15pm.Individual and group photos are taken during tournament play!

OPEN and U1600 CASH PRIZES are based on 18 paid players! OPEN CASH PRIZES will be based on 18 paid players. OPEN Entry Fee is $25 or $35 Cash at the door. U1600 CASH Prizes will be based on 18 paid players. U1600 Entry Fee is $15 or $20 CASH at the door. No Checks accepted at the door. SCHOLASTICS Entry Fee is $10 or $15 Cash at the door.

OPEN CASH PRIZES - $200 - $100 - $60, TOP U1900 - $75. U1600 CASH PRIZES - $130 - $60 and $30.

EARLY BIRD PAYMENTS - Please mail and make checks payable to THE Archangel 8 Chess Academy, 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo NY 14221. All payments must be received no later than midnight on Thursday, April 24th. All Online advance registrations are greatly appreciated with reply to by midnight on Thursday, April 24th to

NEXT MONTH UPCOMING CHESS TOURNAMENT - SAT. MAY 17TH - ARMED FORCES DAY - USCF Tournament, for more information, please email

SPECIAL THANKS! Special thanks to Robert Simpson, Marcia Mc Gowan, Lucy Pencille and Kevin Vincent for their contributions and assistance with the March Chess Tournament!

Submitted by Mc Duffie, USCF Tournament Director

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