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The Archangel 8 Chess Academy is celebrating 10 years of Educational enrichment chess programs for young students. We are proud to host and present the 2011 Buffalo Summer Chess Festival with Buffalo Fire Commissioner, Garnell W. Whitfield, Jr.

The following chess events will be held at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center, 3242 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214. There is limited off street parking in the back of the center. Please bring chess set, chess board and digitial chess clock, USCF membership is required, US Chess Federation rules are enforced.

All online registrations with reply to with full name, USCF number, section and telephone will be accepted no later than Wed. July 13th, Aug. 17th, Sept. 14th and Oct. 12th. Discounted advance entry fee payments must be postmarked no later than July 1, August 1, September 1 and October 1st, 2011.

The first summer games on July 16th and August 20th will be Four Rounds, Swiss, USCF rated, Game 60 for Open and U1500 sections. Scholastic K-12 will play 4 rounds, Swiss, Game 30, USCF rated.

GUARANTEED CASH PRIZES: Open - $200, $150, $100, U2100 - $125, U1800 - $100, U1500 - $100, $80 and $60. Scholastics - Trophies awarded to the Top 4 players.

Discounted advance entry fees are Open $40, U1500 $25, Scholastic $10.00.

Game Schedules: OPEN and U1500 - Start at 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm and 5:30pm. Scholastics:Start at 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

The Buffalo Summer FIDE Grand Prix Festival will be on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, October 15th and October 16th, 2011. These are two day, FIDE and USCF Open rated, 10 Enhanced USCF Grand Prix points, 5 Rounds, Swiss, Game 120. The U1500 section will be 5 Rounds, Swiss, USCF rated, Saturday only, Game 50. Scholastics K-12 will play 4 games, Swiss, USCF rated, Game 30, Saturday only.

Game Schedules: FIDE GP Open starts Saturday at 10am, 2:30pm and 7pm, Sunday at 9:30am and 2pm. U1500 - 10am, Noon, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. Scholastics - 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Discounted advance entry fees: FIDE GP $55, U1500 $25, Scholastic $10.00.

GUARANTEED CASH PRIZES; FIDE Open - $400, $150, $100, U2100 - $125, 1800 - $100, U1500 - $100, $80 and $60. Scholastic are awarded Trophies to the Top 4 winners.

Please mail and make checks payable to The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo, NY 14221 by the stated above deadline.

Tell a Friend, Bring a Friend and help us to continue to grow the Buffalo Niagara Chess Community. If you have any questions or comments, please reply to

Submitted by Mc Duffie, Chess Ambassador and Chief Arbiter

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