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Since its beginning in 2007, the Texas Chess Program has captured more than ten national titles, as well as regional and state championships. In 2014, Tech made history by receiving a double honor from the U.S. Chess Federation. Texas Tech was named "Chess College of the Year" and Head Coach Alex Onischuk was recognized as "Grandmaster of the Year."

Texas Tech Chess Team won the 2015 Pan-American Intercollegiate Chess Championship for the first time in program history in Cleveland, Ohio in December 2015. This is the third consecutive year Texas Tech has qualified for the Final Four.

The championship Texas Tech Chess Scholarship Program brings outstanding students to the University. We offer chess scholarships to qualified applicants at both the undergraduate or graduate level. Since we compete at all division levels, the program is able to provide opportunities for Texas Tech chess players from international grandmasters to club players. Coach Alex provides regular chess instruction and coaching to scholarship students in the program. He is an internationally renowned champion and trainer who has worked successfully with a wide range of chess players, all the way from beginning players to a world champion.