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Chess Festival Results 2011

The second part of the Summer Chess Festival attracted 21 players at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center on Saturday, July 16th. Upsets were plenty and the young scholastic players were making their mark in the July Chess Festival.

The new 2011 Summer Chess Festival Undefeated Champion was Ryan Madden, 2nd Place National Master Barry Davis. The U2100 section was dominated by scholastic players Benjamin W. Havey, Erik W. Lubas, Partho Bhattacharya, and Kevin N. Roulhac. The U1800 Section was won by James J. Paul, OD.

The Upset Leaderboard was won by Michael A. Mc Duffie, Chief Tournament Director with 874 points, Partho Bhattacharya - 816 pts., Ryan Palmisano - 673 pts., Brian Sayers - 575 pts., Kevin N. Roulhac - 405 pts., James J. Paul - 203 pts., and Benjamin W. Havey - 171 pts.

Individual Upsets were as follows; Michael A. Mc Duffie defeated Albert Patterson(1721) for 539 pts, Partho Bhattacharya defeated Albert Patterson(1721) for 510 pts, Ryan Palmisano defeated Matthew G. Peck(1549) for 417 pts, Kevin N. Roulhac defeated Matthew G. Peck(1549) for 405 pts, Brian W. Sayers defeated James P. Davis(1517) for 397 pts, James J. Paul draws Benjamin W. Havey(1821) for 203 pts, Benjamin W. Havey draws National Master Barry Davis(2163) for 171 pts, Partho Bhattacharya defeated James P. Davis(1517) for 306 pts, Ryan Palmisano defeated Adam Chelpinski(1388) for 256 pts, Brian W. Sayers defeated Glenn Conlin(1298) for 178 pts, and Michael A. Mc Duffie defeated James P. Davis(1517) for 335 pts.

Welcome goes out to Jerome J. Green who is a new USCF member from the Gloria J Parks Chess Club which meets on Friday evenings at 7pm. Welcome back goes to the maturing scholastic players Benjamin W. Havey (growth of beard) and Partho Bhattacharya (growing much taller).

The third part of the Summer Chess Festival will continue on Saturday August 20, 2011 at the Gloria J Parks Community Center, 3242 Main Street, Buffalo, NY. Four Rounds, Game 60, Swiss, USCF open rated format and $915 Guaranteed Cash prizes.

Thanks for everyone who continues to invite and bring chess players to the Chess Festival events. Advance registrations for discounted entry fees, please reply to with full name, section and telephone.

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SAVE THE DATE: National Chess Day in Buffalo, Sunday October 9th at the Main Branch Erie County Library, located on Main Street in Buffalo, a 3 Round, Swiss Tournament and an All Girls/Female Chess Championship section.

Thanks for everyone for your continued support!

Report submitted by Mc Duffie, Chess Ambassador and Chief Tournament Director

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