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Hosted by the Old First Ward Community Center, Simpson & Simpson PLLC, Willie Hutch Jones Educational Sports Clinics, Scanlon Jewelers of Williamsville and Garnell W. Whitfield Jr., Buffalo Fire Commissioner.

Presented by The ARCHANGEL 8 CHESS ACADEMY, affiliate of the US Chess Federation, celebrating over 13 years of Enrichment Youth Chess programs in WNY. TRANSFORMING and EDUCATING young lives through CHESS!

You are invited to join us for the start of our 2013 BUFFALO SUMMER CHESS FESTIVAL. The 7th Annual Buffalo International Chess Championships featuring 2011 Mayor's Cup FIDE Champion - International Master Kenneth W. Regan, Ph.D., will take place on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the Old First Ward Community Center, 62 Republic, Buffalo New York.

CHANGES and Improvements have been implemented! All players must bring chess set, chess board and digital chess clock. USCF Membership is Required for FIDE OPEN and U1500 Sections.

Please mail and make checks payable to The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, "BCC2013" 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo New York, 14221 by Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

CANADIANS and FIDE rated players are WELCOMED! Championship Titles only awarded to WNY residents only!

6 SECTIONS: FIDE OPEN, U1500, Scholastics - USCF rated, K-12, Non rated Scholastic Sections are K-3, 4-8 grades and 9-12th grades.

Payments and Advance Registration Deadlines for all - Wednesday, May 29, 2013. FAMILY DISCOUNTS ARE $5.00 less!

ONLINE registrations and Questions by emailing to

FIDE OPEN "PAWNMASTER" SECTION: Two days, 5 Games, Game 120;d5, FIDE and USCF rated, No Elimination. One Half point Bye Available with advance notice. Must commit by Round 2.

Dates - Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2, 2013, Players must report by 9:30am

EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEE - $60 by May 29th or $70 after. Canadians and FIDE rated players $10.00 discount!

FIDE OPEN Schedule: Saturday, June 1 Games start at 10am, 2:30pm and 7pm, Sunday, June 2 Games start at 10am and 2pm.

CASH AWARDS & CLASS PRIZES based on 30 players or else in proportional! Championship 2013 title, Mayor's Cup Trophy and $500, 2nd Place - $300, 3rd Place - $200, TOP U2000 - $145 and $125, TOP U1800 - $130 and $75.


JEFF WHITE U1500 MEMORIAL SECTION: 5 Games, Game 50;d5, USCF Dual Rated, no elimination, USCF Membership required!

U1500 Game Schedule: Players report by 9:30am, Games start at 10am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm and 6:30pm.

EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEE BY Wednesday, May 29, 2013 is $30 or $50 after. Family Discount $5.00 less! One BYE Available!

U1500 CASH AWARDS and Prizes based on 30 entries or else in proportional. Championship Title, Jeff White Trophy and $400, 2nd Place - $200 and $100, TOP U1200 - $75 and $50.


Four Sections - USCF K-12 Championships, USCF Required!, Not USCF - K-3, 4-8 and 9-12 Grades. Family Discount $5.00 less!

EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEE $15.00 or after $30.00 by Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

Chess players should bring chess set, chess board and digital chess clock.

Scholastic Games Schedule: Players must report by 11:30am, 5 Games start at Noon, 1:15pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm. Trophy and Awards Ceremony at 6pm. Sections maybe combined depending on entries. Trophies awarded to the TOP 5 and TOP Female in each section.

Submitted by Mc Duffie, USCF Tournament Director

1 comment:

  1. To confirm what I wrote Michael before, I am indeed playing. In the past two months, involvement in chess cheating allegations has gotten very intense, regrettably.