Texas Tech SPICE to Open New Chess Park - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/27/09

Texas Tech SPICE to Open New Chess Park

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Texas Tech Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) will celebrate the opening of the TTU SPICE Chess park with a ribbon cutting on Monday.

The chess park, funded by an anonymous donor, is the first dedicated U.S. chess park at a university. The park is located between the Student Union Building and the University Library at 15th Street and Akron Avenue.

Along with funding the chess park, the anonymous donation of $320,000 is being used for scholarships to attract chess players to Texas Tech.

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