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February 4, 1999
|WHAT ||UMBC Community Celebrates Chess Team's National Championship |
|WHEN ||Friday, February 5, 1999|
4 to 6 p.m.
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. Upcoming UMBC chess events:
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.
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