News Advisory: UTD Chess Team Wins State
Jenni Huffenberger, UTD, (972) 883-4431, [email protected] 11/6/03
UTD Team, Players Take Top Honors
Heavily favored University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) took top honors at the 7th Annual Texas Grade and Collegiate Chess Championship last weekend in South Padre Island, scoring wins in both the team and individual competitions.
The UTD team, which included junior math major Michal Kujovic, sophomore computer science major Anh Tuan Nguyen and freshman geography major Sam Copeland, had a final score of 15 ½ points and beat lineups from The University of Texas Pan American, which came in second with 11 ½ points, The University of Texas at Brownsville, which finished third with nine points, and South Texas Community College, which was fourth with five points.
Players from UTD also finished in first, second, fourth, fifth and seventh place in the individual competition. They were Kujovic, Nguyen, freshman business major Marc Fuhrmann, Copeland and graduate student Percy Galimbertti, respectively.
UTD chess players next will compete in the National Collegiate Chess Championship, which will take place in Chicago Dec. 12-14.
In recent years, UTD has won several national championships in intercollegiate chess. Its team is ranked in the top two in the United States.
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