Home  of  the Champions!

  Providing enrichment youth chess programming since 1999


Jonathan Carmina

 Our first National Chess Month honoree!  Lockport Mayor David R. Wohleben will present Jonathan with a proclamation for his outstanding achievement in chess.  All are invited to attend the ceremony.  Read the invitation here.



Meet Coach McDuffie
!We are in it to win it, but fun is the aim of the game
National Chess Month
Tournaments and Events
  1. Intermediate Chess Workshop - Orchard Park Library
    SUN OCT 21 1:00 to 3:00PM
    4570S Buffalo St, Orchard Park Free entry with your library card! Click on the green button for more information. Registration is required; email Coach with your information.
  2. Fall in Love with the New Buffalo Reading Park!
    SUN OCT 28 12:30 to 5:00PM
    Sponsored by Southwest Airlines A Fall themed festival day with fun for all ages! Ceremony at 2:00 PM. Additional 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 Fall Session ends OCT 27
    Affiliated with the Lockport YMCA NEW LOCATION: 5833 Snyder Drive, Lockport Bring your chess equipment: board, set and clock (if available)
  7. Donec VS Sapien FINAL
    350 John Jregistrationames Audubon Parkway, Amherst Open to all students in grades K-6; registration is free with your library card Bring your Staunton-style chess set, board and digital clock (if available) Click on the green dot for details and
Tournament Form
Orchard Pk Library Workshop Flyer
Orchard Pk Library Workshop Flyer
  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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