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News contact: Steve McGregor, UTD, (972) 883-2293, [email protected]

U. T. Dallas Chess Club Offers Lessons to Kids

RICHARDSON, Texas (Sept. 17, 2003) — Children interested in learning how to play the game of chess or improving their existing skills will have an opportunity to do so from some of the top collegiate players in the country — members of The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Chess Club.

On three Saturdays this fall — Sept. 20, Oct. 18 and Nov. 15 - youngsters ages six and older will be able to learn about various aspects of the game, including opening theory, tactics, end-game strategy and tournament preparation. Instruction also will be provided to novices with little or no prior chess experience who are interested in learning to play.

Among the instructors will be experienced members of UTD's chess team, perennially among the top-ranked college chess programs in the United States. There will be no more than four students per instructor. Proceeds from the lessons will go to the UTD Chess Club, to be spent on chess-related activities or equipment.

The cost for the lessons is $50 per child per session or $75 for two children. The cost for all three lessons is $100 a child or $150 for two children.

Each lesson will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. Pre-registration is not required and attendees can enroll a half hour prior to the beginning of each session. All classes will be held on the UTD campus in Cecil H. Green Hall, Room 2.508.

For additional information about the chess training sessions, please contact UTD Chess Club President Katie Roberts-Hoffman at 214-697-1397 or [email protected].

About UTD
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 13,000 students. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university's Web site at http://www.utdallas.edu.

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