It is very encouraging to see so many serious college chess teams in the United States. When you think about it, encouraging college chess makes more sense for academic institutions than promoting some other college sports where the risk of traumatic brain injuries are so much higher.
On Sunday, April 6, 2014, UMBC Chess took second place in the President’s Cup, also known as the Final Four of College Chess. UMBC has won the President’s Cup a record six times, and this year competed against Texas Tech, the University of Illinois and Webster University, which grabbed the title this year.
DeWyer has previously said of the UMBC chess team, “I admire their passion for their sport, the efforts they make in balancing this passion with their priority of earning a degree, and how they support one another by offering suggestions.”
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