Howard University hosts Homecoming Chess Festival!!

The city of Washington, DC is noted for many things. Known as the political mecca of the USA, it also serves as host to a number of venerable institutions of higher learning. Among those are Georgetown, George Washington and the historically-Black, Howard University.

For those who are unfamiliar with the 41 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the US,  "homecoming" events are very important and draw thousands of alumni from around the world to share in a week of reflection and festivities.

Howard University

Howard University
(Washington, DC)

The week-long event may include a convocation, pageant, banquets, fundraisers, step shows, golf and tennis tournaments, many social gatherings and of course… the ever-popular homecoming football game. This year the Howard University Chess Club in conjunction with the Olympic Chess House will sponsor the 1st Annual Homecoming  Chess Festival. The chess festivities will be highlighted by a 20-board simultaneous exhibition by Mongolian FM Ehkbat 'EK' Tegshuren. The festival will be held October 18th and 19th in the Armour J. Blackburn Center.

For more details of the event, view the flyer!

Posted by The Chess Drum: 15 October 2002