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Presented by Garnell W. Whitfield, Jr, City of Buffalo Fire Commissioner and The Archangel 8 Chess Academy. Celebrating 11 years of Educational Enrichment Youth Chess Programs around the Buffalo Niagara Falls, New York area.

The Buffalo Niagara Falls Chess Community returns home to a new 2011 - 2012 Winter Chess Season in the Main Place Mall, Upper Level, 390 Main Street, Buffalo, NY.

Each third saturday of the month, The Archangel 8 Chess Academy will host a USCF Open rated Chess Tournament for Scholastics, Females and USCF members.

On Saturday, November 19, 2011 we dedicate the tournament in memory to all the men, women and family members of the US Armed Forces for their efforts to protect us.

The Maritime Charter All Girls Colour Guard will help us with the Opening Ceremony with Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell W. Whitfield, Jr.

PIZZA and Refreshments will be provided for all paid tournament players. Advance registration is greatly appreciated!

Monthly Tournament format will be 4 games, Swiss, Game 50(45 with a 5 second delay) for digital clocks and USCF rated games. Advance Discount Online registration must be received by Midnight, Wednesday prior to the Tournament. Other Online registrations for tournament entry must be received by Midnight on Fridays prior to the tournament with full name, USCF number, Section of play and telephone number.

USCF members must have a current membership. Advance Discount Entry fee will be $30 and must be received no later than the Wednesday, November 16, 2011 or $35 USD Cash at the door. No CREDIT CARDS OR CHECKS at the door.

NOVEMBER GUARANTEED CASH PRIZES are $100 - $95, U1900 -$60, U1500 -$45.00.

USCF Open players must report by 9:30am, Games start at 9:45am, Late Unpaid players will take a one half point BYE and wait for the next round. Games Schedule is Rd 1 at 9:45am, 11:30am, 1:15pm and 3pm.

Scholastic and Urban Queens Sections are designed to help new and existing players ready for State and National USCF tournament play. Advance discount entry fee is $10.00 or $15.00 at the door.

Trophies to the Top Female and Top 3 winners. Scholastic is USCF rated section where The Urban Queens is UNRATED! Each section will play 4 games, Game 30, Swiss. All Scholastic K-12 players must report by 11am, Games start at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Trophies awarded immediately. after.

All checks must be made payable and mailed to The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo, NY 14221, must be received by Wednesday, November 16, 2011. If you have any comments or other suggestions to help improve the chess friendly environment, please send your suggestions to

Special Thanks to all the chess players for their continued support and help! Invite your friends or other chess players to join us every month.

Mc Duffie, Chess Ambassador


  1. Will there be an U1500 section?

    Thanks :)

  2. Will forward your question to the TD. I don't see the cross table at USCF yet.

  3. Thanks I appreciate it, I hope something didn't get lost in translation