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2008 Jeff White Memorial Tournament

Get ready to watch or play some great chess for a good cause! Next Saturday 12/20 at the Main Place Mall The Third Annual Jeff White Memorial event will take place.
This year the coveted Jeff White Memorial Trophy will be contested by 8 top players in a closed invitational section. They are:
  1. IM Ken Regan (2411)-2008 Buffalo Mayor's Cup and 2007 Jeff White reigning champion
  2. IM Brian Hartman (2441) - invited guest from Canada
  3. NM Matt Perry (2297) -2008 NYS High School Champion
  4. NM Lionel Davis (2232) -10 time Buffalo Grand Prix champion or co-champion within the past 12 months
  5. Marijan Procyk (2094) 2 time Buffalo Grand Prix champion or co-champion within the past 12 months
  6. Stephen Dygert-(2085) promising scholastic player from Rochester.
  7. Aquino Inigo (2045p) -Canadian rising junior and November 2008 Buffalo Grand Prix co-champion.
  8. Mark Clark- (2026) many times Jamestown Champion
All others can compete in the following sections:
U1450 and
Jeff White Memorial Scholastic
OPEN and U1450 Sections are Game/45 with ROUNDS AT 9:30AM, 11:15AM, 1:30 PM, and 3 PM. ENTRY FEE $10.00 with CASH PRIZES for 1st- 2nd and 3rd BASED UPON ENTRIES Registration 830-915AM.
JEFF WHITE MEMORIAL SCHOLASTIC SECTION is Game/30 with Rounds at 930AM, 1045AM, 1215 PM, and 130 PM ENTRY FEE $5.00 with TROPHIES FOR 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD PLACE WINNERS. Trophy Presentation at 245PM. ( Tiebreaks will be determined by performance score.)
  • On site registration is from 830-915. One ½ point bye available if requested prior to Round 3. All entries after 915 AM will be forced to take a 1/2 point first round bye. You could also either post a comment below indicating your intent to play below or email me at with your name USCF ID # and section you wish to play. Remember Round One for all sections begins at 930 AM.
  • $5 of each entry fee will go to the scholarship contributions of the children of Jeff White. He was the recently deceased president of the Niagara Falls Chess Club and a great friend of chess.


  1. 3 groups:
    2 IM
    2 M
    4 CM? (Candidate Master - at least there is M in it.)
    Thank you, Mark, for organize this tournament. It should be great. Can 4 of us give any trouble to upper groups? Ask me Dec. 21.

  2. hello everyone, This is josh rofrano from rochester, i plan on playing in the open section. I'm driving up with parry and dygert. See you this weekend.