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Pictured are Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard and his deputies playing chess at the Urban Thinkers Chess Club at the Frank Merriweather Branch Library in Buffalo NY.

Please come out and help support the Aloma D. Johnson Charter School National Scholastic Chess Teams! This is a Fundraiser to help the chess teams travel to the All Girls National Chess Championships in Chicago and the USCF National Scholastic K-6 Chess Championships in Nashville, TN.
Donations and proceeds are tax deductible under the Aloma D Johnson Charter School, which is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

ALOMA D. JOHNSON CHARTER SCHOOL, 15 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214.

On Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 at 9:30am, to celebrate Black History Month, the Juneteenth Festival, Inc., the Buffalo Teachers Federation, Inc. and The Archangel 8 Chess Academy is hosting a USCF sanctioned Chess Tournament.

The first annual Checkmate Court Chess Challenge USCF Tournament is designed to bring uniformed Police, Firefighters, Sheriffs, Deputies, Attorneys and Judges to come and play three exhibition friendly chess over the board against the Girls In Chess Rock!, Eagles of Excellence and The Urban Thinkers chess players.

In addition, we are hosting a Four USCF Dual Rated, Game 25 with a 5 second delay sanctioned tournament for students and adults. The Entry fee is $10.00 for each chess player. USCF membership is required and can join at the site.

SECTIONS - ALL GIRLS K-12, (K - 3), (4 - 7), (8 -12) and ADULT OPEN! Pay Cash at the door.
Participants must register between 9am and 9:30am, Games will start at 10am.

EQUIPMENT: Please bring your own Staunton Style Chess set, algebraic chess board and digital chess clock, if you own them.

AWARDS: Donated by Juneteenth Festival, Inc. and Buffalo Teachers Federation, Inc. Trophies will be awarded to the Top Three winners along with Aloma D. Johnson Award for the Top Female in each section of play.

ADVANCE REGISTRATIONS - Please send in your advance registrations with full name, uscf Id number, section of play and contact information to by midnight on Feb. 5, 2016.

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