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Pictured are the Golden Knights Trophy winners from the 2015 Veterans Day Memorial Tournament held at the Main Place Mall, Buffalo NY. 2015 WNY Scholastic Chess Classic, K-4 Championship Team Trophy winners JonLuke Pencille and Ryan Carmina, Ashton William, 2015 NY State Elementary Scholastic Champion, 2015 Veterans Day Memorial Co Champion - Shaan Cheruvu, 2015 WNY Scholastic Chess Classic Champions for K-4 and 2nd Place K-8 held at Pioneer High School, on Saturday, November 21, 2015. We hosted five teams, 31 students and earned two Team and Individual Trophies. Special Thanks to Tom Warner, USCF TD and the Pioneer Chess Boosters hosted 92 players. Last but not least are the Trophy winners of the Fannie M. Memorial All Girls Section held at the Main Place Mall in Buffalo NY. 62 adult and scholastic players attended with the help of the Kenmore Amateur Chess Association and we made history with two female Canadian chess players, who competed in the Open section and the youngest age 7 in Scholastic from Toronto, Ontario.

You are invited to join us for our monthly USCF sanctioned Chess Tournaments, hosted by the Buffalo Teachers Federation and The Archangel 8 Chess Academy. Please check the new chess venues. Advance registrations are greatly appreciated! Advance registrations and discounts that apply are sent to Registration forms are available with an email request. SORRY, NO REFUNDS! SCHEDULES CAN AND MAY CHANGE!
USCF memberships are required for all sections.  AWARDS are donated by the Buffalo Teachers Federation, Inc. We greatly appreciate their help and support to grow Chess in Buffalo, New York.

All Cash payment players are required to check in at least 30 minutes before the first games are to begin. All USCF players are required to bring a chess set, algebraic chess board, digital clock and write algebraic chess notations.

Our upcoming USCF Chess Tournaments are as follows;

Saturday, December 12, 2015, USCF OPEN HOLIDAY CLASSIC, MAIN PLACE MALL, BUFFALO, NY.  Four USCF Rated games, Game 50, d5, Games start at 9:15am. Advance registrations and advance emails by Thursday, December 10, 2015. Sections are Open - EF: $20 or $30, U1600 -EF: $15 or $20 and Scholastic K12 - U1000, EF$10 or $15. Trophies to the Top Four Winners! Scholastic must report by 9:30 am, Games start at 10am.

Sunday, December 27, 2015, Three Nickels, 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion Scholastic K-6 Chess Championships, Five games, USCF rated, Chess notations are required. Game 30, d5. Sections are All Girls Championship, K-3 section, and 4 to 6th grade section. Trophies awarded to the Top Three Players in each section. The Entry Fee is FREE! Audubon Branch Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14221. Players must report to the Community Room by 12:30pm, First games start at 1pm. Advance registration Only by Sunday, December 20, 2015.

Upcoming 2016 USCF monthly Chess Tournaments, Check new venues! Please email for details.

2016 - 2nd Annual International Friendship Cup, January 16 and Jan.17, 2016 held at the Old First Ward Community Center, 62 Republic, Buffalo, NY USA. Canadian Players must register with Gary Hua, email to

Saturday, January 30, 2016, Lockport "The Locks" Open Scholastic K-12 Chess Championships, Lockport Family YMCA, 19 East Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094.

Saturday, February 6, 2016, Juneteenth Scholastic K-8 Chess Championships, 390 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14201. Exhibition games with Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters! Advance registrations only! Five USCF Games 30;d5.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, USCF GAME 50, Main Place Mall, 390 Main St, Upper Level, Buffalo, NY 14201. Four USCF dual rated games, Game 50, d5. Report by 8:45am. First games start at 9:15am.

Saturday, March 5, 2015, USCF GAME 50, Main Place Mall, 390 Main St, Buffalo NY. Four USCF Dual rated Games, Game 50;d5. Report by 8:45am. First games start at 9:15am.

Saturday, April 9, 2016, USCF GAME 50, Main Place Mall, 390 Main St, Buffalo, NY. Four USCF Dual rated games, Game 50;d5. Report BY 8:45am. First Games start at 9:15am.

Saturday, May 14, 2016, USCF GAME 50, Main Place Mall, 390 Main St. Buffalo NY. Four USCF Dual rated games, Game 50,d5. Report by 8:45am. First Games start at 9:15am.

Saturday, June 11, 2016, USCF GAME 50, d5, Main Place Mall, 390 Main St, Buffalo NY. Four USCF Dual rated games, Game 50,d5. Report by 8:45am, First Games start at 9:15am.

The Mc Duffie Family and the Archangel 8 Chess Academy would like to say a special "Thank You" to all those who send condolences, gifts, food, drinks and prayers during the illness and death of Fran Mc Duffie, after 61 years plus of marriage to Horace Mc Duffie, Jr., died on Friday, October 2, 2015.
Getting back to normal activities are still a challenge but I appreciate your help and continued support. For more information about chess events, chess tutored classes and Community Partnerships, please email

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