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Community Chess

The UTB Chess Team and chess program staff offer free community outreach chess classes to area students on a regular basis.

UTB chess team members and coaches are available to visit area schools. They will discuss educational opportunities available at UTB, relate personal experiences in chess, and provide motivational support.

In 2006, Grand Master Gilberto Hernandez and Harwood visited La Ciudad de los Niños' School in Monterrey, Mexico, to assist in their project to implement chess as part of their curriculum. In May 2007, they returned to Monterrey with Jerry Nash, Director of Scholastic Chess for the U.S. Chess Federation to continue and expand this collaboration. We will continue to assist in this worthwhile endeavor as this project develops.

To arrange a visit or for more information, visit the Chess Office at the Student Union 2.28, 956-882-5751, or e-mail Russell Harwood, program director, at

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