Texas Tech chalked up the only 6-0 at the 66th consecutive Pan-American Collegiate Team Championships. This makes the second PanAms title collected by Texas Tech under the coaching of Hall of Famer and GM Alex Onischuk since his taking over the team in 2012. Tech won on tiebreaks in Cleveland in 2015. This year, the Red Raiders won every round, relieving Chief Director Grant Oen and his crew from any further calculations. TTU’s Women’s team won its part of the glory by taking the award for Top Women’s Team.
In the 14th annual meeting of their 16-board match, the University of Texas at Dallas chess team defeated a team from the University of Belgrade on November 15th by a convincing 10.5-5.5 score. UTD now leads the series 8.5-5.5. A complete match history is available in the program book, which is free to download and read.
While New Yorkers packed the streets and parks to enjoy the beautiful spring weekend of April 6th and 7th, four of the nation’s best college teams were hunkered down over their boards inside of the historic Marshall Chess Club looking to bring home the 2019 President’s Cup. The Final Four of College Chess (as the event has come to be known) saw last year’s champions, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, mount a successful title defense.
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