Home of the Champions!

Home of  the Champions!

  Providing enrichment youth chess programming for the past 18 years
Meet Coach McDuffie
Danielle, a member of the Golden Knights, was recently named to the US Top 100 Girls (age 14) by the US Chess Federation! Read her story in the Lockport Union-Sun Journal . ​​
!We are in it to win it, but fun is the aim of the game
Upcoming Tournaments and Events
    MON JAN 1, 2018
    New hopes, new joys, new opportunities. Make the world a better place for yourself and others this year!
  2. 2018 Alliance for Quality Education Chess Festival
    SAT JAN 20th 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
    Chess Festival Main Place Mall 390 Main Street, Upper Level Click on the green button for registration form
  3. Winter Scholastic Chess Championship!
    SUN FEB 24 Doors open 8:30 AM
    Sponsored by the Erie County Sheriff's Department Main Place Mall 390 Main Street, Buffalo Click on the green dot to view the registration flyer
  4. Golden Knights Chess Club
    Every MON 6 PM TO 8 PM
    National scholastic youth enrichment chess program Fall session begins. Affiliated with the Lockport YMCA 19 East Avenue, Lockport
  5. 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 Department! Frank E. Merriweather Library 1324 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo
  6. The Players Chess Club
    Every WED 8:30 to 11:45 PM
    Adults who want to play friendly over-the board chess games; bring your chess equipment Main Street Gallery 515 Main Street, Buffalo
  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, deportment and sportsmanship.  
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Many thanks to our Educational Partners!