Webster University in Fifth Consecutive Final Four of College Chess

Mar. 24, 2017

Webster University in Fifth Consecutive Final Four of College Chess
Coach Susan Polgar and the team on their way to New York

This weekend, Webster University's four-time national champion chess team is again competing in the "final four" national championship of collegiate chess.

The President's Cup is taking place in New York City with teams from Webster, Saint Louis University, Texas Tech and University of Texas-Dallas all competing for the national crown, which Webster University has won each of the past four years.

Webster qualified for the President's Cup by sweeping the 2016 PanAm InterCollegiate Chess Championship at the end of December, becoming the first team in college chess history to have its squads place in the top three of that tournament.

Webster's A and B teams tied for first place at the PanAm Dec. 27-30 in New Orleans, while the C team tied for third with SLU and Texas Tech. However, schools are only allowed to send one team to the national championship, even if multiple teams from the school medaled at the PanAm, so only one Webster squad is among the four competing for the collegiate national title this weekend.

You can see updates on how the team is doing and what they're up to this weekend by following head coach Susan Polgar on Twitter, @SusanPolgar.

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