Home  of  the Champions!

  Providing enrichment youth chess programming since 1999

Meet Coach McDuffie

Jonathan Carmina, undefeated  at the 51st NYS Scholastic Championships!  Read the story in the Lockport Union-Sun Journal here.

!We are in it to win it, but fun is the aim of the game
Upcoming Tournaments and Events
  1. Women's Invitational Tournament
    SAT MAR 31st
    Cheer on our Girls In Chess Rock! team Rochester Chess Center, 221 Norris Dr, Rochester, NY 14610
  2. Chess Open House and Reception Honoring Danielle Spencer and the Girls In Chess Rock! Team
    SUN MAR 25 12:30 TO 4:30 PM
    Buffalo & Erie County Central Branch Library - Fables Cafe 1 Lafayette Square Free entry with your library card!
  3. Golden Knights Chess Club
    Every MON 6 PM TO 8 PM
    National scholastic youth enrichment chess program Spring session begins Monday, February 26 Affiliated with the Lockport YMCA 19 East Avenue, Lockport
  4. Urban Thinkers Chess Club
    Every WED 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
    Come out and play against members of the Erie County Sheriff's Office! Frank E. Merriweather Library 1324 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo
  5. The Players Chess Club
    Every WED 8:45 PM
    Adults who want to play friendly over-the board chess games; bring your chess equipment Main Street Gallery 515 Main Street, Buffalo
  6. Meet us at the Marchand Open in Rochester!
    SAT MAR 17th
    Rochester Chess Center 221 Norris Dr, Rochester, NY 14610
  1. Ages 4 and up
    We teach students as young as 4 years to adults. Chess helps all ages develop critical thinking skills, concentration, discipline, sportsmanship and deportment. Players at all levels are welcome to attend our classes and tournaments. Contact Coach McDuffie to discuss your participation.
  2. Girls & Boys
    Both girls and boys play chess avidly in our scholastic teams or community chess programs. Ask about our Girls in Chess Rock! program.
  3. Community Programs
    •Audubon Library (Williamsville) •Central Branch Buffalo & Erie County Library •Frank Merriweather Jr. Library •Lockport Family YMCA •Orchard Park Library •The Players Chess Club
  4. Our Chess Teams
    •K-12 Scholastic Chess Programs •Eagles of Excellence Chess Club •Girls in Chess Rock! Chess Club •Golden Dragons Chess Club •Golden Knights of Lockport •Irish Buffalo Scholastic Chess Club •Stars of India Chess Club •Urban Thinkers Chess Club •National Scholastic Teams
In addition to mastery of The Royal Game, our students learn discipline, civility, deportment and sportsmanship.  

Many thanks to our Educational Partners!

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