Next Tournament


Presented by Garnell W. Whitfield, Jr., Buffalo Fire Commissioner and The Archangel 8 Chess Academy. The Archangel 8 Chess Academy is an US Chess Federation affiliate which host USCF rated Chess Tournaments.

Saturday, December 17, 2011 at the Main Place Mall, Upper Level, 390 Main St, Buffalo, New York. There is FREE Parking under the Mall.

NEW FORMAT! There will be PIZZA and Refreshments for all paid Tournament players.

NEW FORMAT FOR CASH PRIZES! Cash prizes will be based on 25 total paid players. Sections may be combined if less players are registered. I hope this eliminates any confusions!

Two sections are OPEN and U1500. OPEN Cash Prizes; $175 and $125, U2000 $100 and $60. U1500 Cash Prizes; $100 and $60.

Game Schedule; Players must report by 9:30am, Games start at 9:45am, 11:30am, 1:15pm and 3pm. Please bring chess set, chess board and digital chess clock.

Advance discounted entries are greatly appreciated by Midnight on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 with full name, section of play, USCF number and telephone sent to All other advance registrations which help us start promptly must be sent by midnight on Friday, December 16, 2011. Advanced Entries are $30 or $35 Cash at the door.

Buffalo Star Scholastics K-12 Section; 4 games, Swiss, Game 30, Awards to the Top 3 winners and Top Female. Scholastic players must report by 11am, Games start at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Advance discounted Entry fee is $10 or $15 Cash at the door.

Please mail and make checks payable to The Archangel 8 Chess Acadmey, 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo, NY postmarked by Midnight, Wednesday, December 14, 2011.

Pictured above on the left is the 2011 1st Annual Olmsted Elementary Chess Championship winners held on December 10, 2011 and on the right are the 16 scholastic players from the Buffalo November Veterans Day Memorial honoring The Montford Point Marines.

Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell W. Whitfield, Jr and The Archangel 8 Chess Academy wishes the Buffalo Niagara Chess Community a Safe, Warm and Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012. If you have any comments or suggestions on how we can improve the chess environment, please reply to, all comments are read and taking under consideration.


  1. I will play. Uscf 13247130

    I believe it is game 50 or 45 with 5 delay, is that right ? If not i will change the scrolling banner to read differently.

  2. Barring a patient or family emergency- See you Saturday.

    -Mark Mieth
    rating 1312

  3. Unfortunately I am not able to play as I intended as I have family coming over the weekend. Good luck to others.