Home  of  the Champions!

  Providing enrichment youth chess programming since 1999

Tristan Perkins and his Mom, Keri, celebrate his win in the Blitz K-6 class at the National Elementary K-6 Championships!  Click here to read Tristan's story in the Lockport Union-Sun Journal.

Meet Coach McDuffie
!We are in it to win it, but fun is the aim of the game
Upcoming Tournaments and Events
  1. Springfest Open Tournament
    SAT JUNE 16 9:00 to 4:30 PM
    Main Place Mall 390 Main Street, Buffalo Free Parking! Pizza and refreshments provided Click on the green dot for the tournament flyer
  2. Summer Chess Workshops
    JULY 2-AUG 17 12:30 to 2 PM
    Mondays and Wednesdays Aloma D. Johnson Charter School 15 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo 14214 MUST register through the school: call Ms. Penny at 716-856-4390
  3. Golden Knights Chess Club
    Every MON 6 PM TO 8 PM
    National scholastic youth enrichment chess program Affiliated with the Lockport YMCA 19 East Avenue, Lockport
  4. Urban Thinkers Chess Club
    Every WED 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
    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. Juneteenth Father's Day Celebration
    SUN JUNE 17 1-4 PM
    Martin Luther King Park (under the tent at the MLK bust) Best St & Fillmore Ave FREE of charge, but donations will be graciously accepted! Bring your chess equipment: board, set and clock (if available)
  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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