Villanova and Michigan’s Monday night tip-off for the NCAA national round ball championship generated plenty of drama for the 12 million or so who watched on TV and could hoot and holler at home. That other Final Four championship was decided earlier, on Easter Sunday—and the sport that focuses not on hoops but squares roiled up about as much drama as the crowd at the Marshall Chess Club could handle, even getting some of the crowd hushed into silence by none other than U.S. Chess President Mike Hoffpauir.
Every year in the month of February, the Southwest Collegiate Championship, a one-day rapid tournament showcases the region’s universities and chess programs. The tournament rotates annually, and this year it was hosted at the University of Texas at Dallas. With its beautiful glass windows and comfortable couches, the Davidson Gundy Alumni Center set a relaxing environment for the event.
Hosted in Columbus Ohio