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Presented by the Buffalo State College Student Affairs Department inconjunction with The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, Simpson & Simpson, Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Clinics and Ashley Parr, LLC.(Maurice Ashley and Dr. Teresa Parr, Authors of "Pawn Mowers").

This is the Kick-off, of the Summer Chess Festival 2011. The 2011 Championships will have three schedules. The FIDE Grandmaster Open Section, will feature the 2008 and 2010 Mayor's Cup defending Champion, International Master, Kenneth W. Regan, Ph.D. This will be a three day, 7 Rounds, Swiss, FIDE & USCF rated, Game 120, 30 Enhanced USCF GrandPrix points. Projected Cash prizes are as follows; 2011 Mayor's Cup Championship Trophy, Title and $1000, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $350, U2200 Class $300 & $150, U1800 Class $300 & $150. GUARANTEE CASH PRIZES ARE $500 - $250 - $175. FIDE SCHEDULE:Registration closes on Friday, June 3rd at Noon, Games will start at 1pm and Rd 2 at 6pm, Sat Rd 3 at 9am, Rd 4 at 1:30pm, Rd 5 at 6pm, Sunday at 9:30am and Finals at 2:30pm. Advance entry fee $120 vs $150 with reply by 10am on Friday, June 3rd to, with full name, USCF ID number, Section and telephone number. Byes are available. Mayors Cup title is restricted only WNY residents. Cash prizes will be awarded.

In the 2011 Mayor's Cup U1500 Championships will be a two day event, 5 Rounds, Swiss, Game 90, USCF rated. Registration closes on Sat morning at 9am, Games start at 10am, Rd 2 at 2:30pm, Rd 3 at 6pm, Sunday at 9:30am and Finals at 2:30pm. Cash prizes are 2011 Championship Title, Jeff White Memorial Trophy and $200, 2nd place $100 and $80. Advance entry fee $45 or $60 Cash only at the door, if registration is received by Midnight Friday, June 3rd with reply to with full name, USCF Id number, Section and telephone number. Byes are available upon request prior to the rounds.

The 2011 Mayor's Cup Scholastic Team Championships will only be held on Saturday, June 4th. This will be a 5 rounds, Swiss, Game 30, Non USCF event. Teams of 3 students make a team, top 4 scores count towards team score. All players must be from the same school and play in the same section. Team trophies to the Top 3 teams, Top 5 Individual Trophies, Top Scholastic Catholic Player and Top Female in each section. Sections are K - 6th and K - 12th. Registrations closes at 11am, Games will start at Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Awards to follow immediately after. Advance entry fee is $25 vs $40 Cash at the door, if register by Friday, Midnight, June 3rd with reply to, please include full name, section, team name, school, grade and telephone number, If USCF player, include USCF Id number.TROPHY SPONSOR: WILLIE HUTCH JONES EDUCATIONAL AND SPORTS CLINICS.

I apologize for any inconvenice. I have sent flyers, posted flyers around, posted on facebook, and other print media as well as USCF Tla Chess Life magazine. If you have any questions, please reply to email

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