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USCF Scholastic and FIDE Director to Visit WNY

Mr. Jerry Nash, the USCF Scholastic and FIDE Director will be in the area next week at the behest of Mr. Michael McDuffie. Here is the recent email Michael sent out.

For Immediate Release For more information: Michael A. Mc Duffie, 739 Main Street,Buffalo, New York Chess Ambassador of Buffalo Fabiola Friot 716-855-1522 ext 2 716-481-4789

February 5, 2007Buffalo, New York—Jerry Nash, Scholastic and FIDE Director, United States Chess Federation, will be visiting Buffalo and Niagara Falls, New York area schools, and a chess club to promote scholastic chess.

On Friday, February 16, 2007, he will be speaking to Math teachers, School Board members, Educators, Principals, Chess Coaches and parents on using chess to teach math skills, critical thinking skills, and character development. A brief press conference will take place at 3:45pm at the Frank E Merriweather Jr Branch Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue and East Utica, Buffalo. The teaching session will start at 4pm for Math teachers, Educators, School Board members and parents. This is a free event. Advance registration can be completed by emailing your name, title, school, and phone to

The local host chess club, Archangel 8 Chess Academy is an affiliate with the United States Chess Federation, a national organization that governs over the chess community in the United States. The Urban Knights Chess Club will have Jerry Nash at their weekly chess class held at 6pm on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 to introduce to the club, middle game chess tactics and strategies.

Lastly, you can meet Jerry Nash on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 9am, on the second floor of the Main Place Mall, downtown Buffalo. The Archangel 8 Chess Academy and Alliance for Quality Education will host The Ellen Kennedy Day Open Chess Tournament. An open Swiss tournament for USCF members where they will play 4 Rounds of chess. First games start at 10am. The tournament will have the Antoine M Thompson Section (Open Players), the Quadir Habeeb section (3-5 grades students), Bill Zachery section (6-8 grade students), the Sherman Thomas section (9-12 grades) and the Paul B. Turecki (Seniors 65+). Prizes are 1st and 2nd Place Trophies in each section. Open section prizes will $100 for 1st place, $60 for 2nd, $40 for 3rd and Class Prize $50. Highest new unrated player will win Trophy. Entry fee is $20.00 and you can register at

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