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REMINDER - NEW Format - Four USCF dual rated Game 50 -Sat. DEC 21, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy Holidays to all of our Armed Forces and their families while serving our country! The Archangel 8 Chess Academy would like to invite you to join us to make awareness of organ donation and The Kidney Foundation this month. In the spirit of giving we ask that you consider making a contribution to the Kidney Foundation and organ donation! The Buffalo Association of Black Social Workers, Inc., will again assist with serving Pizza and refreshments to the chess players.

As a reminder, The 2013 Kidney Foundation Holiday Classic, will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013, Main Place Mall, Upper Level, 390 Main St, Buffalo NY. FREE PARKING under Mall, Please lock your valuables! Food Court, Boutiques and Shoppes are open during and before tournament play.

The NEW Format will feature, $615.00 based on 34 players! Four USCF dual rated games, duration will be Game 50 with a 5 second delay for the Open and NEW SECTION - U1600 Sections of play. Scholastic K-12 grades will play four unrated games, duration will be Game 30 with a 5 second delay.

Advance Online Registration and Entry Fees; Open will be $25 or $35 U1600 will be $15.00 or $20, SCHOLASTICs will be $10 or $15, CASH accepted at the door. Registration with full name, USCF number, section and telephone to by Thursday, December 19, 2013.

GAME SCHEDULES: All Open and U1600 players must report by 9am, Games will start at 9:15am, 11:30am, 1:15pm and 3pm. Late Unpaid arrivals must take a one half point non playing Bye. Byes are available upon request at the door. SCHOLASTICS Game Schedule: All Scholastics must report by 9:30am, Games will start at 10am, 11am, Noon and 1pm. Trophies, Medals & Top Female Awards immediately following with individual and group photos.

CASH PRIZES for OPEN and U1600 will be $200 and $100, U1900 Class Prize $75 based on 18 paid players. New Section U1600 Cash Prizes based on 16 players will be $150 - $60 - $30.

Please mail and make checks payable to The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo, NY 14221 by midnight on Thursday, Dec. 19th.

SAVE THE DATE: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014, SAT. January 18, 2014, OLD FIRST WARD COMMUNITY CENTER, 62 Republic, Buffalo, NY. Featuring Four dual rated USCF games, Games 1 & 2 will be Game 60 with 5 second delay, Games 3 & 4 will be Game 90 with 5 second delay! SECTIONS will be OPEN and U1800!SCHOLASTIC K-12 will play 5 Unrated games, Game 30 with 5 second delay! More details to follow! For more information, email reply to

Submitted by Michael A. Mc Duffie, USCF Tournament Director

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this.
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