Texas Tech Hosts World Series of Chess

The Pan-American championship is open to all post-secondary schools in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

WHAT:           Texas Tech University will host the 60th Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship, otherwise known as the “World Series of Chess.”

WHEN:           Dec. 27-30

WHERE:         Overton Hotel and Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Lane

EVENT:          The Pan-American championship, or the “World Series of Chess,” is open to all post-secondary schools in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. In addition to Texas Tech, more than 40 teams are registered, including several Ivy League and international institutions. This is the first time the tournament will be held in Lubbock.

More information, including a complete schedule can be found in the accompanying PDF.

Texas Tech Chess Program Director Al Lawrence is available for interviews throughout next week. Please contact him directly to arrange for an interview.

The Texas Tech University Chess Program—part of the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & and Community Engagement—offers outreach programs to more than a dozen area schools and can provide teaching materials and other assistance on request.

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CONTACT: Al Lawrence, director, Texas Tech University Chess Program, (914) 805-1115, or al.lawrence@ttu.edu.