Pan Am Photo Gallery: Fun & Games in South Padre Island
By Luciana Morales
December 31, 2009
Luciana Morales' shared a photo gallery to show how much fun the 28 teams had at the recently concluded Pan American Championships in South Padre Island, Texas (Dec.27-30). Joining this year's championship team, the University of Maryland at Baltimore Country for the "Final Four" competition in the Spring of 2010 will be the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Brownsville. "No surprises there," Morales' said, who will also be writing about the event for an upcoming issue of Chess Life Magazine.
University of Texas at Brownsville program director Russell Harwood told CLO, "UTB/TSC is honored to have hosted the 2009 Pan Ams. I would like to thank the students who gave up part of their holidays to participate in this prestigious event. We had universities all the way from Barbados to Toronto participate, and all the students did a fantastic job of representing their respective universities."
For more on the Pan-Ams, browse through the standings and play through games on Monroi.
After game blitz session
The ladies of Texas Tech University and University of Texas at Dallas face off
Daniel Schwarz keeps this clock for its sentimental value-- his first coach gave it to him 8 years ago, when he was 12 and people would call him "Bunny Boy."
Daniel Ludwig scores a goal
GM Leonid Kritz of UMBC
UTD Ladies Team: Nath Saheli, Bayaraa Zorigt and Karina Vazirova
GMs Reiner Gonzlaez and Axel Bachmann
Stephanie Pitcher of the University of Utah with her daughter
Top board ones: GM Leonid Kritz of UMBC, IM Davorin Kuljasevic of Texas Tech and IM Vioreanu of Yale
Top Board two: IM Gabor Papp of Texas Tech
Top board threes: GM Axel Bachmann and IM Gergely Antal
Top board four, IM Sasha Kaplan of the University of Maryland Baltimore County
The #1 team: UMBC
The #2 team: UTD A
The #5 team: UTB
The #3 team: Texas Tech University
The University of Texas at Brownsville trophy catching some waves.