Chess Program

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Welcome to UT Dallas Chess Program

The University of Texas at Dallas takes chess seriously.

You can see it in the fierce competitiveness of our chess team. The UT Dallas Chess Team has won national and international titles and regularly represents the University in the Pan American Intercollegiate Championship, the National Collegiate Chess League team championship and the Final Four of Chess. The team competes internationally in annual Internet matches with the University of Belgrade, and has traveled to Beijing and to Havana for exhibition matches.

Chess is also a part of recreation and education at the University. The UT Dallas Chess Program offers the open-access chess club and chess in education initiatives, including online instruction for academic credit and summer camps.

If you enjoy playing chess and are looking for a university, consider UT Dallas. We would like to hear from you!


Coming Events

UT Dallas Chess Educator of the Year Award Ceremony

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Author, educator and international speaker Dr. Kenneth A. Kiewra was named the 2020 UT Dallas Chess Educator of the Year and will be recognized at this year’s ChessFest Awards ceremony, which will be held at the Eugene McDermott Library on Feb. 25.

A reception with refreshments will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the McDermott Suite in the library. The awards ceremony and talk will be held from 7 to 8 p.m.

To attend, please RSVP with Jim Stallings.

2020 Summer Chess Camps

Coming Soon

The UT Dallas Chess Program spreads enthusiasm for the game year-round.

Summer chess camps engage children in intellectual pursuit while building social skills. Many campers return year after year to build their skills and see friends.

Registration begins each winter for the following summer’s camps. Check back often to receive discounts and ensure their spot at the chess boards.

For questions or more information, click here or email Jim Stallings.


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