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Sardinia Tournament

Sat. March 2

At the Sardinia Community Center(Town Hall),12320 Savage Rd, Sardinia NY

2 sections:

Adults: 3SS, G45, EF $10, ( may be changed to 4SS, G/30 depending on # of entries) Rds.:11am,1pm,2:30pm.

$50 first prize guaranteed!

Scholastic: 1-4pm Round Robin-Play as many games as possible in 3 hrs!

EF$5, Trophies for 1st place rated and non-rated. All Scholastic players will receive a prize!

For info call Tom Warner 716-560-4160

















The PawnMaster Open House at the Buffalo Central Library, held in loving memory of David W. Mc Duffie, aka "PawnMaster", brother of Cheryl and Michael Mc Duffie, aka Chess Ambassador, a monthly sunday urban chess event, featuring 4 games, game 40, Swiss, attracted over 14 players.

The final results were undefeated Champion, Autry Britton, a new comer from New York City, 2nd Place Tie - Owen Miller and James Brown. Top High School Scholastic - Kevin Roulhac and Top Junior Scholastic - Shaka Davis.

If you would like more information about the Buffalo Central Library Chess Open House, please contact me at KNIGHTSOF64@YAHOO.COM.

Dan Allen wins in Sardinia

  Dan Allen made the trip from Buffalo a successful one and won the Sardinia 3 round swiss last Saturday.  Allen beat Ryan Palmisano, Ben Rummell, and Ryan Madden to win the $50 first prize. Pat Patterson, Zach Madden tied with Ryan Madden for 2nd with 2 wins. Austin Kossow also had 2 wins and won the u1300 prize. Other participants were Nathan Palmisano, Todd Thompson, and Max Peters.<p>
 Ben Rummell went undefeated to win the rated scholastic section over Douglas Ward, Todd Thompson, Jeff Schalberg, and Max Peters.  Chris Ward won the unrated trophy over Ethen Warner and Garrett Rumfola.<p>
  Nex tournament March 2nd. See you there! 


Hosted in loving memory by The Mc Duffie Family and The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, over 13 years, an official affiliate of the US Chess Federation, the governing body of chess in the United States.

The Archangel 8 Chess Academy host a MONTHLY, "PREMIER", great lakes regional, $570 CASH Prizes, 4 GAMES, GAME 50, US dual rated Open chess tournament. International Masters, National Masters, Experts, Scholastic State Champions, USCF National Scholastic High School Team trophy winners East High School Dark Knights and Bishop Timon, from Arcade NY, Rochester NY, Fredonia NY, Jamestown NY, Niagara University, University of Buffalo, Robert Morris University, Pennsylvania and Canada, provide an open competitive, diverse, family friendly environment for the ultimate chess challenge, test your chess skills and talents against some of the most nationally rated, respected chess players in WNY.

Join us on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Main Place Mall, Upper Level, 390 Main St, Buffalo, NY.

FREE PARKING!!!, under the mall, please do not leave valuables in the vehicle. Food Court, Boutique shops open during tournament play.


GAME SCHEDULES start at 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:15pm and 3:00pm. Scholastics must report by 10am, Games start at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm. USCF membership is REQUIRED! Please bring chess set, chess board and digital chess clock.

Late! Not paid, arrivals must accept one half non playing point and must wait for the next game.

SECTIONS; PawnMaster Open, U1500, Scholastic Stars K-4 and 5th - 9th grades.

Early Bird entry fees, OPEN and U1500 $25 v $35 Cash at the door, Scholastics $10 v $15, online registration to by midnight, Wednesday, February 13, 2013. All checks are to be mailed and made payable to The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo, NY 14221 by midnight, Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 with full name, USCF id number, section, email and telephone.

CASH PRIZES!!! based on 18 players in each section; OPEN: $200, $100, $60, U1500: $120, $60 and $30. Scholastic Stars, K-4 and 5th - 9th grades, Trophies to the TOP 3 players in each section and TOP Female, with group and individual photos.