Archangel 8 Chess Academy
                                                                                                   Home of the Champions!

Welcome from Western New York's Chess Ambassador!

Archangel 8 Chess Academy offers the best chess coaching and tournament preparation
services in Western New York. 

Participating students include several Buffalo Public School teams, as well as groups that meet under the auspices of the Buffalo and Erie County Library system and the Lockport YMCA.  Private lessons are also available for both children and adults.

Our students become winners!  We are proud to be the home of the 2015 New York State Scholastic Chess Champion, as well as the  2015 Western New York Fall Scholastic K-4 and  2016 K-8 Champions!  One of our most fierce competitors is the 2016 National Elementary Under 800 Champion! Another student took 12th Place in the K-3 U800 Section of the 2016 National Elementary K-6 Championships.  One of our Girls in Chess Rock! participants took 13th place in the All Girls National Championships.

In addition to mastery of the Royal Game, our students have fun while learning sportsmanship, deportment and discipline.



Coach McDuffie, Chess Ambassador
2017 Sankofa Eye on History Award Winner!



NEXT TOURNAMENT
Pawn Master Memorial
Saturday, September 19th
Main Place Mall
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Our students are winners!Our students are winners!
Our students are winners!Our students are winners!Our students are winners!
Our students are winners!Our students are winners!Our students are winners!Our students are winners!
Our students are winners!Our students are winners!Our students are winners!
Our students are winners!Our students are winners!
Our students are winners!
Our students are winners!Our students are winners!
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Many thanks to our Educational Partners!
 Danielle named to the National Top 100!

Danielle, member of the Lockport Golden Knights National Scholastic Chess Club, was recently named to the USCF Top 100 Girls (Age 14) list.  Congratulations, Danielle!

Read Danielle's story in the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal.
Coach McDuffie's 2017 winners visit with Vice Commander Veronica Johnson
2017 International Juneteenth Championship Freedom Open Section Co-Champions Pierrs Martinez (left) and Roberto Frilles (middle), along with Coach
Fierce competitors of the Freedom Open section of the 2017 International Juneteenth Championship