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The Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell W. Whitfield Jr. and The Archangel 8 Chess Academy celebrating 13 years of providing chess programs for the youth and afterschool programs will be hosting a monthly USCF Chess Tournaments on the third saturday of each month in the Main Place Mall, 390 Main Street, Buffalo, NY.

If you are looking for the ulitmate chess challenge, or simply come and play for fun, then you are invited to join the US Chess Federation members in the Buffalo - Niagara Falls, New York Chess Community in an open, friendly and respectful chess evironment, free parking under the Mall, Boutique shops and Food Court open during tournament play.

This is a unique opportunity to come and compete, test your skill, knowledge and your will to win against some of the most respected and admired nationally ranked, top International Masters, National Masters and Scholastic State Champion chess players in the United States.

USCF annual Family memberships and Individual memberships can join or be renewed are available at the door.

The following dates are for the upcoming chess events. All players are to report by 9am, Games start at 9:30am. Saturday, November 17 and Saturday, December 15th, 2012. PIZZA and Refreshments will be provided for all paid tournament players.

Advance entry fee is $25 or $30 Cash at the door.

Three sections are Open, U1500 and Scholastic K-12. Open and U1500 Cash Prizes are based on 20 entries in each section. Open Cash Prizes are first place $200, $100 and $50, U1500 Cash Prizes are $100, $50 and $30. Scholastic Players will be awarded Trophies.

In 2013, we will feature the 2013 Pawn Master Challenge Championships, a USCF rated, 3 games, Game 50;d5, two dates on January 12th and January 26th, 2013. This was designed for scholastic players who want to prepare for the NY State Scholastic Championships in Saratoga Springs, NY and USCF SuperNational Chess Championships in Nashville, TN 2013.

This program was established with donations in memory of my brother David Pawn Master Mc Duffie, was developed with the help and guidance of National Master Barry, National Master Lionel L. Davis and Dr. James J. Paul. National Masters will discuss and review two selected games with the group on tactics, stragies and execution during the tournament. Advance registrations are greatly appreciated with reply to, with full name, USCF number, Telephone and section.

Earl Bird Registrations deadlines - For Tournament on Sat November 17th, Checks must be received by Wednesday, November 14th,

For Sat. December 15th, must be received by Wednesday, December 12th.

For January 12th by January 9th,

For January 19th by January 16th,

For January 26th by January 23rd, 2013.

All checks must be received and made payable to The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo, NY 14221. Special Note! No REFUNDS!

This special chess announcement will hopefully help the chess community to come out, support and help us continue to grow the Chess Community in the Buffalo Niagara Falls region in the upcoming months.

Contributions in Memory of David Pawn Master Mc Duffie can visit,, where the family has made arrangements to host an annual Scholastic Chess Championship in 2013 and award an annual Pawn Master College Chess Scholarship in Baltimore, Maryland. This was a joint effort, help and assistance of the Maryland Chess Association where Pawn Master was a Board member.
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The picture shows Anna, Ithaca NY and Mark, Jamestown, NY, FIDE International rated chess players who visited with us during 2012 Navy Fleet Week.

Submitted by Mc Duffie, USCF Certified Chess Coach and USCF Tournament Director

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the update on upcoming chess events! Sam will play in the U1500 section on November 17th :). Looking forward to it!

    Jenn Santora