Friday, January 9, 2009

Top individual honor

Tech chess team competes in Dallas

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Friday, January 09, 2009
Story last updated at 1/9/2009 - 5:31 pm

A Texas Tech player took top individual honors at the 2008 Pan-American Intercollegiate Chess Championships in Dallas last month.

Gergely Antal took top honors on Board 1 - the board usually played by the team's strongest player in a match with another team - under a tie-breaker rule. In six matches, Antal's record was four wins and two draws.

The team tied for 13th in the 29-team field, which included colleges and universities from North, Central and South America.

The Tech chess team, nicknamed the Knight Raiders, sent only the minimum four players to the event, which meant that each member played in all six matches.

The 2008 event was the first time a Tech team had entered the Pan-Am contest.

Tech's other three players were: Stephanie Ballom, Josh Osbourn and Chase Watters.
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