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8TH ANNUAL BUFFALO INTERNATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS



The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, an official affiliate of the US Chess Federation, Celebrating over 16 years of enrichment youth chess programs presents the 2014 Buffalo International Chess Championships on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Old First Ward Community Center, 62 Republic, Buffalo NY.

Hosted by BUFFALO TEACHER'S FEDERATION, INC., NATIONAL BLACK MBA ASSOCIATION and Garnell W. Whitfield, Jr., Buffalo Fire Commissioner.

THREE Sections; SCHOLASTICS NOT USCF RATED K-12, USCF RATED OPEN and USCF RATED JEFF WHITE U1500 MEMORIAL

ADVANCE REGISTRATIONS & ENTRY FEE DEADLINE EXTENDED to Midnight on Friday, October 17, 2014 with reply to KNIGHTSOF64@YAHOO.COM. REGISTRATIONS must include full name, USCF number, section and telephone contact.

SCHOLASTICS FORMAT; FOUR GAMES, UNRATED, NO USCF MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED! EACH GAME IS GAME 35,d5.

SCHOLASTICS K-12 SECTION; K-3, 4-8th and 9-12 grades. Early Entry Fee $15 or $25 CASH AT THE DOOR.

SCHOLASTICS GAME SCHEDULE; Players report by 10am. GAMES start at 10:30am, 11:45am, 1pm and 2:15pm, AWARDS CEREMONY AT 3:30pm.

SCHOLASTIC AWARDS; TROPHIES to the Top 5 winners and Top Female in each section.

OPEN USCF RATED AND JEFF WHITE U1500 MEMORIAL, USCF CURRENT MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED!

OPEN AND JEFF WHITE U1500 MEMORIAL FORMAT; Four Games, USCF Dual Rated, No Elimination, GAMES 1,2,3 are GAME 60 with 5 second delay, GAME FOUR FINALS are GAME 90 with a 5 second delay. One BYE available, must notify the tournament director by Game 2. All players must bring a chess set, board and digital chess clock.

OPEN AND U1500 GAME SCHEDULE; All players must report by 9:30am, Games start at 10am, Game 2 at 12:30pm, Game 3 at 3pm and FINALS at 5:30pm.

OPEN SECTION ADVANCE ENTRY FEE is $60 OR $70 CASH AT THE DOOR. NO CHECKS ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR. EARLY REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT, OCTOBER 17, 2014.

CASH PRIZES FOR OPEN SECTION; Based on 30 paid entries, or else in proportion. 2014 CHAMPION will receive $400 + Mayor's Cup Trophy, 2nd Place - $300, 3rd Place - $200 and 4th Place - $100. Top U2000 - $145, Top U1800 - $130.

JEFF WHITE U1500 MEMORIAL SECTION CASH PRIZES; Based on 24 paid entries, else in proportion. 2014 CHAMPION will receive $400 + JEFF WHITE MEMORIAL TROPHY; 2nd Place - $200; 3rd Place - $100, TOP U1200 Class Prize -$75.

Submitted by Mc Duffie, USCF Tournament Director

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