Home  of  the Champions!

  Providing enrichment youth chess programming since 1999


James P. Davis, Esquire 

I am sorry to announce the passing of our friend, James P. Davis, attorney, Vietnam Veteran and fierce chess competitor.  James often participated in our Chess for Vets and Urban Thinkers programs.  In addition, he and I would often be found playing chess into the wee hours of the morning at Tim Horton's.  Read his obituary in the Buffalo News.

Meet Coach McDuffie
!We are in it to win it, but fun is the aim of the game
Upcoming Tournaments and Events
  1. Chess at the Library!
    SUN SEPT 16 & 30 1:00 to 3:00 PM
    Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Downtown 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo Bring your Staunton-style chess set, board and digital clock (if available)
  2. GRAND OPENING - Buffalo Reading Park
    SUN OCT 28
    A Fall themed festival day with Fun for all ages! Details to follow.
  3. 2018 International Games
    SAT OCT 20 9:00AM to 4:30PM
    Main Place Mall - Upper Level 390 Main Street Free parking under the mall! Bring a Staunton-style chess set, board and digital clock (if available) Click on the green dot for registration form
  4. Urban Thinkers Chess Club
    Every WED 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
    Frank E. Merriweather Library 1324 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo Bring your chess set, board and digital clock (if available)
  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. Golden Knights of Lockport
    Every MON Call 716-434-8887
    Affiliated with the Lockport YMCA 19 East Ave, Lockport Bring your chess equipment: board, set and clock (if available) NEW LOCATION OPENS OCT 1!
  7. Donec VS Sapien FINAL
    12/04/2017
Tournament Form
  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 •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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