March 21, 2017
WHAT: Members of the Texas Tech University Knight Raiders chess team will travel to New York City to compete in the President’s Cup Championship.
WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Sunday (March 24-26)
WHERE: Marshall Chess Club, New York City
EVENT: This is the fourth straight year and seventh time overall Texas Tech has qualified for the championship, also known as the Final Four of College Chess. The Knight Raiders finished third in 2010 and the past three years, and won back-to-back national titles in 2011-12.
The Knight Raiders will compete against teams from Webster University, Saint Louis University and the University of Texas-Dallas.
Six students will travel to the championship:
CONTACT: Alex Onischuk, coach and director, Chess Program, Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, Texas Tech University (806) 834-5954 or email@example.com
Through the Texas Tech Chess Program, the university has focused its resources on providing scholarships for players, conducting research, championing scholastic, college and womens chess and reaching out to chess enthusiasts of all ages.Twitter