US Chess Fed names Texas Tech Chess College of the Year, Alex Onischuk GM of the Year
Al Lawrence, Tech’s chess program director, said this is the first time in history a school has been honored with both awards in the same year.
“In chess, winning Gradmaster of the Year is a bit like a journalist winning the Pulitzer,” he said. “Coach Alex had an incredible year competitively, while at the same time devoting his full time to Texas Tech’s team.”
The chess program received its designation for skillful playing and community outreach.
The team will receive its awards in August at the U.S. Open Chess Championship in Orlando, Florida.
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