USCF 2006 Pan-Am Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship Underway in Washington, DC
Press
By Joan DuBois   
December 28, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Mike Lurie
December 28, 2006(443) 695-0262
Press Release #58 of 2006mlurie@umbc.edu

(Crossville, TN) The U.S. Chess Federation announces that the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), under the direction of Organizer Dr. Alan Sherman, hosts this years Pan-Am Intercollegiate Chess Championship. 

Chess battles between 24 college teams, including Harvard, Yale, University of Toronto, Catholic University of Peru, Miami Dade, University of Texas at Dallas, UMBC, Duke and University of Virginia began December 27 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC and will conclude December 30.  

Coverage of the competition is available by MonRoi at http://www.monroi.com and the Internet Chess Club (ICC) at http://www.chessclub.com 

The top four teams from the 2006 Pan-Am will go on to face each other in the Final Four of College Chess to be held March 24 and 25, 2007 in Dallas.

Additional details on this event can be found at: http://www.umbc.edu/chess/Pan-Am2006. You can also contact the press person for UMBC Mike Lurie.  

 

 The United States Chess Federation (USCF), founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is now headquartered in Crossville, Tennessee. USCF is devoted to extending the role of chess in American society. It promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, and as a means for the improvement of society. The USCF is a not-for-profit membership organization with over 80,000 members.

For additional information on the USCF see: http://www.uschess.org.