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Twenty two players with 40 games played, ventured out to support the Inaugural David W. Mc Duffie "Pawn Master" Memorial Classic 2013 held at the Main Place Mall in downtown Buffalo NY. Out of town visitors were from Ithaca NY and Toronto Canada. Late reporting due to a death in the family.

The results of the Pawn Master U1500 Section were Undefeated Champion - Samuel E. Santora, 2nd Place - Robert Simpson, Esq. and 3rd Place tie were Robert Hughes and Vic Bahl.

The WENDY's Restaurant "UPSET LEADERS" were Robert Hughes (1150) with 134 points, Samuel Santora (1424) with 25 points and Christopher Roland (1412) with 20 points.

Results of the International Open Section were Undefeated Champion - Ithaca New York, Thomas Riccardi (2264), 2nd Place - National Master, Lionel L. Davis (2273) and 3rd Place Tie from Toronto Ontario Canada Ferdinand Supsup (1800) and Ruperto Frilles (2101).

The WENDY's Restaurant "UPSET LEADERS" were Ferdinand Supsup (1800) with 708.5 points, Matthew Peck (1528) with 170 points, Brian Sayers (1592) with 155 points, James P. Davis (1498) with 143 points, Supsup with 150.5 points, Supsup with 85 points and Brian Sayers with 49 points.

The Mc Duffie family would like to extend a special thanks to all those who supported this special event. If you have any questions or comments, please reply to

Photos were taken during the chess tournament to highlight some of the players!

Respectfully submitted by Mc Duffie, USCF Tournament Director


  1. We are new to chess, but we had the opportunity of meeting and playing with Mr. McDuffie at Wendys this past weekend. My daughter was curious about the game that was being played and she was invited to join in; WOW!! It is not clear from this blog if there is a game being played this month (November), but we will try to contact Mr. McDuffie for more information.

  2. Hello, Yes, do contact him but there is a tournament this coming
    Saturday, Nov. 16th.

    Here's a excerpt from the announcement on the Blog :

    Beginners Scholastic K-12 Unrated Section, will feature FOUR games of play, Games 30 with 5 second delay, No elimination. All Scholastic players must report by 9:30am, Games will start at 10am, 11am, Noon and 1pm. TROPHIES were sponsored by the Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Programs. Trophies will be awarded.

    CASH PRIZES awarded for OPEN and U1500 sections. OPEN CASH Prizes based on 18 players, Entry Fee - $25 or $30 - $200, $100 and $60. U1500 CASH Prizes based on 15 players, Entry Fee is $15 or $20 - $120, $60 and $30.


    Hope that helps but again, do mail/contact him at :

    Thanks. Look forward to seeing you and your Daughter at the event.