TTU Chess Program
About the Texas Tech Chess Program
The goal of the TTU Chess Program is to work with our friends and colleagues to enhance chess, education, technology, research, etc.
The Texas Tech Chess Program was developed following the university's commencement of May 2007. Its motto is "Academic Excellence through Chess." The program's mission is:
- to promote chess as a vehicle for enriching education,
- to serve as a unit for the development of advanced chess education,
- to support and promote competitive collegiate chess, and
- to recruit outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to the university.
In collaboration with the university's student chess club, the Texas Tech Chess Program offers a variety of services and opportunities related to chess, including regular meetings, tournaments, after-school programs, workshops for teachers and chess camps for kids.
The Texas Tech Chess Program resources include chess sets, chess clocks, demonstration boards, chess game analysis programs, and tournament management. Many of these resources are shared with the university's student chess club. The Texas Tech Chess Program also offers chess scholarships to qualified applicants at either the undergraduate or graduate level. In the past two years, the Texas Tech Chess Program has captured one regional, two state, and nine national chess titles. The Texas Tech Chess Program has produced three grandmasters, the highest designation in chess.