Tag: Webster University Chess

Webster Vienna Hosts Top Global Talent in 2nd Annual FIDE WOM Chess for Girls Competition

Webster Vienna Hosts Top Global Talent in 2nd Annual FIDE WOM Chess for Girls Competition

| July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Webster University was the proud co-host of the 2nd annual “FIDE WOM Chess for Girls” competition, which brought 10 of the world’s best young chess players from around the globe—from Indonesia to Belarus—to the Vienna campus for a week of training and competition. Webster University partnered with the Commission for Women’s Chess (WOM) of the […]

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‘Webster University Chess Team Day’ Declared in Webster Groves, Honoring National Champs

‘Webster University Chess Team Day’ Declared in Webster Groves, Honoring National Champs

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Webster Groves City Council proclaimed April 23, 2015, as “Webster University Chess Team Day” in honor of the team’s third consecutive national collegiate chess championship. The declaration was made during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting and presented to Webster chess coach Susan Polgar, President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and members of the team. The […]

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Webster Chess Team Offers Summer Camps, Weekly Friday Chess Tips for Community

Webster Chess Team Offers Summer Camps, Weekly Friday Chess Tips for Community

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Webster University’s top-ranked college chess team and three-time national college chess champions offer two programs to help more people feel included in the growing chess community: a chess summer camp for children ages 6 to 18, and a free chess advisory program to the community. “Chess is an international game and also a great mind […]

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In the News: Chess champs in NY Times, TV; Mandzukic in Post-Dispatch

In the News: Chess champs in NY Times, TV; Mandzukic in Post-Dispatch

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes: Chess National Championship in New York Times, St. Louis TV The Webster University chess team’s third consecutive national championship garnered several appearances in the news. Before last weekend’s President’s Cup, the “Final Four of Collegiate Chess,” the New York Times ran a feature on the […]

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Webster University Chess Team Wins Third Consecutive National Championship

Webster University Chess Team Wins Third Consecutive National Championship

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Webster University’s chess team won its third straight College Chess Final Four championship over the weekend. The championship team is now undefeated in all college chess matches for three years in a row. The win also set a new record for Coach Susan Polgar. This is the first time that a coach has headed five […]

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Chess Team Heads to New York to Defend National Title

Chess Team Heads to New York to Defend National Title

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The No. 1 ranked Webster University chess team is headed to New York this weekend to defend its title as national collegiate champions. The President’s Cup, known as the “Final Four of Chess,” is a round-robin tournament taking place this year at the New York Athletic Club in New York City. Webster’s team enters as […]

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In the News: Schubert on ISIS, Pollak on EU; Chess in NY Times; WILLOW in RFT

In the News: Schubert on ISIS, Pollak on EU; Chess in NY Times; WILLOW in RFT

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes: Geraghty-Rathert’s WILLOW Project in RFT The Riverfront Times ran a full feature on the Community Coalition for Clemency and  The Women Initiate Legal Lifelines to Other Women, or WILLOW Project, founded by Anne Geraghty-Rathert, associate professor of Legal Studies and Chair of Women and Gender […]

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In the News: Stroble on Luhr move; Chess team workout; Thailand-Calcutta MOU

In the News: Stroble on Luhr move; Chess team workout; Thailand-Calcutta MOU

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes: Stroble in Post-Dispatch on Luhr Building With Webster University this month officially moving into the Luhr Building it purchased five years ago from Eden Seminary, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch interviewed Webster and Eden Seminary presidents Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and David Greenhaw on the journey […]

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Webster Chess Dominates Pan-Am for 3rd Straight Title, Earns Top Seed at ‘Final Four’

Webster Chess Dominates Pan-Am for 3rd Straight Title, Earns Top Seed at ‘Final Four’

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Webster University’s chess team took the top spot at the annual Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship, held the last week of December 2014 in South Padre Island, Texas. This automatically qualifies Webster for the Final Four College Chess Championship, also known as the President’s Cup. This is the third year that Webster’s team has won […]

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RFT Names Wesley So 2014 ‘Best College Athlete in St. Louis’

RFT Names Wesley So 2014 ‘Best College Athlete in St. Louis’

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Webster University junior Wesley So has been a key member of Webster’s back-to-back national championship-winning chess team, seeing his world ranking climb from 95th to 14th over the past two years as he has excelled in multiple competitions. Now a local publication has named him the best college athlete in St. Louis. The Riverfront Times, […]

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