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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009 ! KLCC OBAMA/KING JR. JANUARY Main Place Mall – Upper Level 390 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14201

  • Presented by Kellogg Leadership for Community Change in conjunction with the Archangel 8 Chess Academy
  • Saturday January 17, 2008
  • $785.00 Total Cash Prizes (based on 50 entries)
  • 4 round swiss Game/45
  • Rounds at 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • Each Participant must bring: Chess Set, Chess Board, Chess Clock and pencil. Must write notations.
  • This is a United States Chess Federation Open Rated Event. All players must be or must become a USCF member. Membership may be purchased at the door for an additional yearly fee.
  • Registration will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 9:15 a.m.
  • Unpaid late entries must take a one half-point bye in the first round. All other 1/2 point Byes available with advance notice to the tournament director at check in.
  • OBAMA/MLK OPEN – EF $30, $40 ON SITE, Prizes based upon 15 entries. 1st Place $200, 2nd Place $100, 3rd Place $60, U1700 $50
  • NY State Senator Antoine M Thompson U1450, EF:$25, $30 on site, based upon 15 entries; 1st Place:$150, 2nd 100, 3rd Place $50
  • Pam Cahill SCHOLASTIC, 5 Rounds, Game/30, EF $10.00, $15.00 On Site. Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Rounds begin at 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm and 2pm.
  • Make checks payable and mail to: Archangel 8 Chess Academy, Jan. Grand Prix, 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo NY 14221,current USCF Rating and Section of participation. Or email to SORRY NO REFUNDS!


  1. I plan on playing in the U1450 section, and I'll be taking a 4th round bye.

    Mark Mieth #12975121 exp.10/31/11rating 1345.

  2. Intended to play but it seems again I would not be able to. Another time. May you have good tournament. Marijan

  3. Michael,

    I will be playing in the U1450
    section on Jan. 17th

    Vic - USCF ID #13880240
    exp. 1/31/11



  4. Mcduffie, Shaka and i will be playing this weekend, were working on him becoming the youngest chessmaster in history, we got 1 year and 11months to do it starting with the Obama event, also we intend to introduce a more Afrocentric perspective of the game this year, so we will see you soon, should be a lot of fun! Peace.

  5. This is Josh Rofrano, and I plan on playing in the open section. Hopefully will bring a friend or two from Rochester.

  6. I will be playing in the U1450 on Jan 17th.

    T. Adams
    Rochester, NY

  7. Hey this is josh again, my friend Chris Sherry is going to be coming with me he'll be playing in the U1450.
    USCF ID #13267882
    Current supplement: 1295

  8. Why is the entry fee for the open section so expensive? Was it always this much? It's just a game.