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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Main Place Mall, Upper level, 390 Main St, Buffalo, NY. Hosted and presented by Buffalo Fire Commissioner, Garnell W. Whitfield, Jr., inconjunction with The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, an affiliate of the United States Chess Federation, the governing body of Chess in the United States.

The Shamrock tournament will be a 4 Rounds, Swiss, Game 50, USCF Open rated Chess tournament. USCF membership is required. Registration must report by 9:15am. Game schedule starts at 9;45am, 11:30am, 1:15pm and 3pm.

Online discounted entry registration with reply to, with full name, USCF id number, section of play and telephone number, no later than midnight on Friday, March 18th, Entry fee is $25 or $35 Cash only at the door.

GUARANTEED CASH PRIZES ARE: OPEN $150 & $80, U1900 $75, U1500 $60 & $50.

In the Whitfield Jr Star Scholastic & URBAN QUEENS K-12 Section, is a 5 Rounds, Swiss, Game 30, USCF rated tournament. All Scholastic players must report no later than 10:30am, Games start at 11am. PIZZA and refreshments are provided to all tournament players.

Advance entry fee $10 or $15 Cash only at the door. For advance online registration, please reply with full name, USCF Id number and telephone, no later than Friday, March 18th to

Trophies awarded to the Top 4 and Top 3 Urban Queens to follow immediately.

The Presidents Day/Valentine's Day Tournament results were late because my laptop crash due to a virus. Here are the results from the Urban Queens - Michelle Obama Section were 1st Place Champion - Kevin Kovacs, from the new Lockport Knights Chess Club, 2nd Place Laura Cohn and 3rd Place DaRon Lipscomb. Other participants were Eliza Conyers, Chinmayi Krishnan, Tomescia Weissinger and Isabelle Longfellow, a new member of the Gloria J Parks Chess Club and City Honors student.

In the Whitfield STAR SCHOLASTIC Section were fourteen players and the winners were as follows, 1st Place Champion, Karl D. White, East High Dark Knights, Austin Will, Pioneer, 3rd Place Zachary Madden, Pioneer and 4th Place Wes Darling, Pioneer.

In the Sweetheart U1500 Section of 15 players were 1st Place Undefeated Champion - Vinay Sharma, 8th grader from Canada and 2nd Place James Paul, MD. a member of the Urban Knights Chess Club.

In the President Obama Open Section of ten players were repeat 1st Place Co-Champions, National Master Lionel L. Davis and National Master Barry Davis. I wanted to welcome newcomer from the U1500 section to the Open section, Attorney, Randy Gugino, Esq.

If you have any questions or comments please reply to

Submitted by Mc Duffie, Chief U.S.C.F. Tournament Director

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