|2009 Panam Chess Championship Contact|
Russell Harwood at (956) 882-5762
The UTB/TSC Chess Team competes at the highest level at state, national and international tournaments, under the leadership of program director Russell Harwood and coached by International Grand Master Gilberto Hernandez. The Chess Team is given the highest-quality training. In addition, the students’ academic performance is monitored, and they are provided support and assistance, as needed. Students are recruited to the team also organize tournaments, hold chess camps, train area coaches, and make travel arrangements for out-of-town events. The Chess Office also organizes and presents community outreach chess classes for parents and students on a regular basis, provides chess instruction to UTB/TSC faculty and staff, provides chess training for student teachers and conducts visits to area schools. Chess instruction is provided to students at the UTB/TSC Math and Science Academy and the UTB/TSC Early Childhood Center.