Make Your Move

Posted on May 7, 2012 by


By Anna – Lisa Norman

Chess Club Member

Contrary to belief, chess isn’t solely limited to old-timers and “geeks”. On March 31, Worcester State University hosted its first Inter-Collegiate Chess Tournament of 2012, and the turnout included students, professors, and general public of all ages. Organized by South High School Faculty Advisor Joe Garcia, the event took place at 9:00 a.m. in the President and Fallon rooms of the Student Center.

The motive of the Tournament was to bring together an assortment of chess players to experience all ranges of ability, and this objective followed through magnificently. The 7½ hour competition was segmented into four, hour-long rounds.

The Award Ceremony reaped enthusiastic response; WSU Chess Club Vice-Present Devin Cooper tied for 1st Place with Quinsigamond Community College Professor Jerry Williams. Following in Second were recipients Tam Ton and Andrew Mwangi of WCS High School. Tying for Third Place were Hieu Ly of WCSHS, Eddie Sanchez of Doherty Memorial High School, Kim Lieghton of Assumption, and Dat Nguyen of WSU. The upcoming Fall Semester is anticipated to yield other Tournaments open to the general public.

The WSU Chess Club, officially recognized since March 12, has already gathered a motivated Membership of over twenty students, professors, and alumni. An assortment of players from beginner to experienced encompass the club. The Organization is in urgent want of new members, and instruction is provided to all. Meetings are Tuesdays and Fridays, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the Café of the Learning Resource Center. Contact for any questions.




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