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Spectators Welcome to Attend

The public and those interested in learning more about the game of Chess are invited to the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library at 1 Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo for any of the upcoming monthly U.S. Chess Federation-sanctioned tournaments sponsored by the Archangel 8 Chess Academy led by Certified USCF Chess Coach Michael A. McDuffie. All tournaments are on Sunday afternoons from 12 noon - 4:30 p.m. at the Library’s café, located on the main floor. Players of any age and all skill levels are encouraged to participate in this free program.

The tournament dates set so far for 2012 are:

Sunday, January 29

Sunday, February 26

Sunday, March 25

Sunday, April 29

USCF rules will be enforced. USCF members should bring a chess set and board plus digital chess clock. A limited number of chess sets are available with advance notice when you register. All players should expect to play 3-5 games.

Advance registrations are encouraged by the day before each date -- please provide player full name, phone number, grade, school, and USCF number (if applicable) to arcangel8chess@yahoo.com.

For additional Library programs and activities, please call 716-858-8900 or visit www.BuffaloLib.org. 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.