DATE:  January 16, 2004
CONTACT: Charlene Tintera, College of Science and Technology, (361) 825-3483; Michelle Barger, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2181

WHO:           Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Math Club
WHAT:          1st Island University Cup Chess Tournament
WHEN:          Saturday, Jan. 17 at 9 a.m.
WHERE:        Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, University Center Ballroom
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Math Club to host Chess Tournament
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Math Club will host the 1st Island University Cup Chess Tournament, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat. Jan. 17. The tournament invites all levels of players from the community including, grades kindergarten through 12, college students and adults. The United States Chess Federation, which promotes nurturing scholastic chess, has sanctioned the event.

A&M University-Corpus Christi Math Club students organized the event to promote interest and advancement of chess within the university population and community and to begin to establish the event as a tradition.

Trophies will be awarded to the top five players in each section and medals to the following five competitors. The top five schools in each division will also receive trophies. 

“I am excited to be involved in the event,” said Dr. George Tintera, faculty advisor of the Math Club. “We are expecting over 100 players; it should be a challenging contest.”