February 28, 2012
Meier and the Knight Raiders will defend their national championship March 30-April 1.
Grandmaster Georg Meier, freshman finance major and co-captain of Texas Tech University’s Knight Raiders A-team, captured the United States g/15 Open Championship with a perfect score.
The national competition was held Sunday on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Texas Tech team members Zachary Haskin, a senior from Wichita Falls; and Trey Modlin, a freshman from Shaker Heights, Ohio tied for first in the under 2000 section. They each scored four points in six games.
Meier, of Germany, will lead the Knight Raiders as they defend their national title at their third straight Final Four appearance March 30 – April 1 in Washington, D.C.
Through the Texas Tech Chess Program, the university has focused its resources on providing scholarships for players, conducting research, championing scholastic, college and women's chess and reaching out to chess enthusiasts of all ages.Twitter