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February 4, 1999

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT UMBC Community Celebrates Chess Team's National Championship

WHEN Friday, February 5, 1999
4 to 6 p.m.

WHERE Atrium
Engineering Computer Science (ECS) Building
Directions and campus map available here.

DETAILS As the new semester gets underway, the UMBC community will celebrate the chess team's recent victory at the 1998 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship in Dallas, Texas.

Victory Celebration Activities:

  • Open "blitz" tournament (game in five minutes) for anyone who wants to play a member of the chess team.

  • Prizes for top finishers including a chocolate chess set and team polo shirt.

  • Appearances by the UMBC Retriever mascot.

  • For event information, call 410.455.2902.

  • Upcoming UMBC chess events:

  • February 20--International Grandmaster Alexander Shabalov (highest rated player in USA) will simultaneously play all challengers.

  • April 17--Free chess instruction to students ages 9-12 at "MindFest," UMBC's annual brain fair.

  • June/July--Summer Chess Camps at UMBC (Camp I: grades 1-5; Camp II: grades 6-12). Learn the moves from UMBC Champions.

  • Posted by dwinds1 at February 4, 1999 12:00 AM