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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 07:39 AM

On Chess: Mizzou Hosts Its First Chess Tournament

The University of Missouri entered the world of competitive collegiate chess at the beginning of this year, announcing the inception of its inaugural chess program under the banner of its College of Arts & Science.

One of the programís main goals is to provide opportunities for its players to train and compete at the most challenging levels, while maintaining high academic standards.

Collegiate chess tournaments are generally rare, with only a handful of important events per year. For this reason, the best way to get the players, the fans and their respective universities involved is to create more tournaments.

During these events, world-class player-students would be able to showcase their skills, opening the doors of our game toward continuous engagement with fellow students, alumni and new fans. Engagement with the fans is the one metric a collegiate game or sport must have in order to flourish.


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