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Presented by the Buffalo Fire Commissioner, Garnell W. Whitfield, Jr. and The Archangel 8 Chess Academy! Celebrating over 13 years of establishing, promoting and developing Youth Enrichment Chess programs in the Buffalo - Lockport and Niagara Falls Region.

The Archangel 8 Chess Academy is Buffalo's longest running Chess organization, an official affiliate of the US Chess Federation, the governing body of Chess in the United States, which host monthly local and premier International Chess (World Chess Federation)activities and special events around the western new york region.

Please join us on SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013 located at the Main Place Mall, 390 Main St, Upper Level, FREE Parking under the mall, Buffalo, NY. PIZZA and REFRESHMENTS ARE PROVIDED FOR PAID TOURNAMENT PLAYERS! Food Court and Boutique shops are open prior and during the tournament.

The monthly USCF Buffalo Spring Tournament, USCF membership is REQUIRED, will be Four Dual Rated Games, No elimination, GAME 50;d5! ALL PLAYERS MUST BRING A CHESS SET, CHESS BOARD AND DIGITAL CHESS CLOCK!

Available SECTIONS are OPEN, U1500, Scholastic K-4 and Scholastic 5th - 9th Grades!

REGISTRATION: Early Bird registrations are greatly appreciated and strongly encouraged! ONLINE REGISTRATIONS can be made by Midnight, April 19th with full name, USCF number, Section and telephone to

OPEN and U1500 SECTION Information: All players should report by 9am, Games start at 9:30am. Early Bird Entry Fee is $25 or $30 CASH at the Door, No Checks accepted at the door! OPEN and U1500 GAME SCHEDULES: Round 1 at 9:30am, Round 2 at 11:30am, Round 3 at 1:15pm and Round 4 at 3pm. All games must be completed by 5pm! OPEN & U1500 CASH AWARDS based on 18 players in each section, 1ST Place - $200, 2ND Place - $100, 3RD Place - $60. U1500 CASH AWARDS based on 18 players are $120, $60 and $30.

SCHOLASTICS K-9, Early Bird Entry Fee is $10 or $15 Cash at the door! This section is designed to train and develop young chess players in a formal chess event. Players maybe required to write chess notations, with or without a digital chess clock. Chess sets, chess boards and digital chess clocks provided! Scholastic Chess players should bring a chess set, chess board and digital chess clock! Players must report by 10am, 4 Games, Game 30;d5, No elimination! Scholastic Sections are K-4 and Scholastic 5th - 9th Grades, Sections maybe combined depending on the entries! Scholastic Game Schedule: Games start at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm. Photos, TROPHIES AND AWARDS CEREMONY at 3pm. TROPHIES will be awarded to the TOP 3 Winners and TOP Female in each section.

Please mail and make checks payable to THE Archangel 8 Chess Academy, 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo, NY 14221, must include full name, USCF number, Section, Phone and must be received by Midnight, Thursday, April 18, 2013!

Our next USCF May Tournament will honor ARMED FORCES FAMILY DAY on Saturday, May 18, 2013!

Please TELL a Friend and Bring a Friend and help us continued to grow Chess in the downtown Buffalo area. Renew or join the US Chess Federation with the The Archangel 8 Chess Academy affiliate membership program.

Submitted by Mc Duffie, USCF Tournament Director and Boy Scouts of America, Chess Merit Badge Counselor

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