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Lockport Knights Make Front Page News!

The Lockport Knights Youth Chess Club was featured on the front page of the Lockport Union - Sun & Journal on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. It can be found on the website Pictured above is Jean Luke Pencille, son of Lucy Pencille. This program was the result of a joint brainstorming idea with Mrs. Pencille and Coach Mc Duffie. Andrew Pencille her older son, played in the 2010 USCF National Scholastic Championships in Columbus, Ohio and was honored by James Williams, PhD former Buffalo School District Superintendent. This is the 4th session now and we will start another soon. Some of the the Lockport Knights were members of the 2010 Scholastic Champions Team where we travelled to Central New York this past April. Girls are very much in attendance and show a love for the game.

Featured are Alexis Schlaak, Kevin Kovach, Liberty Wendt and a full picture of the chess room.

Students are paired up every monday night at the Lockport Youth Center located on Willow and Transit from 6pm until 8pm. The pre - registration is now taking application for the Winter session that will start in December.

Chess lessons, matches and instructions are directed by The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, an affiliate with the US Chess Federation.

Join us to Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Session at the Main Place Mall, Upper Level, 390 Main St, Buffalo, NY for 4 USCF Rated games and Scholastic chess on Saturday, November 19, 2011. Details and flyer available with reply to

Congratulations to the Lockport Knights Chess Club!

Submitted by Mc Duffie, Chess Ambassador

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