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For Immediate Release:     December 17, 2015
Information:                     Joy Testa Cinquino, 716-858-7182, testaj@buffalolib.org


2016 Chess Open House Dates @ Downtown Library

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library at 1 Lafayette Square, downtown Buffalo, will continue to host monthly Chess Open Houses presented in partnership with Archangel 8 Chess Academy and U.S. Chess Federation Chess Coach and Tournament Director Michael McDuffie.  These programs are free and open to the public, and are a great opportunity for anyone of any age to learn the game, play to improve their skills, watch, or compete in USCF sanctioned tournaments.

Chess Open Houses in 2016 will take place on Sundays from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the following 2016 dates:

                   Sunday, January 24

                   Sunday, February 28

                   Sunday, April 17

                   Sunday, May 22

Additional Chess programs in 2016 will be announced at a later date.

USCF members wishing to compete are asked to pre-register for each date at Knightsof64@yahoo.com and are encouraged to bring a Staunton style chess set, algebraic chess board and digital chess clock if possible. Algebraic chess notations are used and USCF rules are enforced.

Casual players and those wishing to learn the game or brush up their skills are encouraged to attend.

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System has more than 2.6 million materials available for borrowing including books, eBooks, DVDs, music and more. Free library card applications can be downloaded and taken to any of the 37- local public libraries for processing. A valid form of identification and proof of address is necessary. For more information call 716-858-8900 or visit www.BuffaloLib.org.  Friend the Library System on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest , Instagram and Flickr