HBCU Chess

  • US Chess on HBCU Chess

    Participants of the 2023 HBCU Chess Classic at Morris Brown CollegePhoto by Daaim Shabazz Dear Chess Community,The HBCU Chess Classic took place on April 22nd and many noted figures in the African-American chess community were in attendance. US Chess was also represented by Melinda Matthews who did a number of…

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  • HBCU Chess Classic on April 22nd!

    The inaugural HBCU Classic will kick off April 22nd at Morehouse College and hopes to attract students from around the country to network… and compete for glory! The Chess Drum was informed about an HBCU tournament by Jamaal Abdul-Alim and contacted the organizer Shaniah Francis (Spelman College) on LinkedIn. “I’m…

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  • Howard University Chess @ 2023 Pan-Ams

    Howard University trekked to Seattle for the 69th Pan-American Intercollegiate Tournament just after New Year’s. The event attracted 84 teams from more than 40 universities to compete in the annual tradition dating back to 1946. The Howard “Bison” has received media attention after rejuvenating the club after almost a 20-year…

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  • Chess at America’s HBCUs

    Chess on collegiate campuses has been traditionally a way to pass time in between classes or to merely blow off steam from the rigors of academic study. A natural bonding activity, chess in America has not found much of a following on the universities and campuses across the land. According…

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  • Howard defeats Tuskegee 3-1 in Collegiate Showdown!

    In 2002, Vaughn Bennett had begun to contact The Chess Drum about Howard University’s Chess Club and the activities they were organizing. Since then, the prestigious university has increased its activity, which has culminated in an appearance at the Pan-Am Intercollegiate tournament last year in Miami. Around the same time that year,…

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  • Tuskegee University makes mark in Collegiate Chess!

    Tuskegee, Alabama (USA) is well-known among the Black community as the home of the famous “Tuskegee Airmen” and also the famous university founded in 1881 by the legendary Booker T. Washington (1856-1915). It was also a place where George Washington Carver (1864-1943)put his ingenuity in the agricultural sciences on display as a…

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