Howard University to host IM Oladapo Adu!

Coming off a successful 2003 campaign, the Howard University Chess Club will start the year off right by hosting International Master Oladapo Adu.  The event will take place on Wednesday, February 18th at the Blackburn Center at 7pm (Washington, DC).

The Howard CC ended the year with a respectable showing in their Pan-Am Intercollegiate debut ending 19th out of 35 teams. The Pan-Am tournament was won by University of Texas-Dallas which has Zambian International Master
Amon Simutowe on their squad. In a February 6th article in Howard's student newspaper, The Hilltop, club President Travis Hoskins described the trip to Miami as a "great experience."

Howard University Bison

"I think the year has been quite a success so far. We want to keep people interested and to make a name for ourselves. I know next year at the Pan-American tournament, people won't ask who we are. Instead, they'll say, there goes Howard University."

~Emmanuel London, Howard Chess Club~

The chess club has been able generate interest amongst the school's populace and has also attracted female players as well. The club is seeking to extend club membership to all students which is only $10.00 per year.  The simultaneous exhibition by Adu will serve as a publicity outlet for the thriving club.

Flyer for Simultaneous Exhibition (featuring IM Oladapo Adu)

Posted by The Chess Drum: 15 February 2004