CCBC Media Releases


For immediate release
May 13, 2004

Contact: Hope Hall Davis


Baltimore County, Md. -- The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Chess Team won the first multiple community college chess tournament in the state of Maryland. Held at Frederick Community College (FCC), CCBC participated along with teams from FCC and Carroll Community College (CCC).

Mark Harris, Matthew Reynolds and David Rader, students at CCBC Dundalk, represented the CCBC team. The trio won all of the matches in the first two rounds and went on to capture the tournament with a 12-2 record. Harris and Reynolds remained undefeated throughout tournament play.

While this was a first competition for the CCBC team at the community college level, some other participants were seasoned tournament players in the United States Chess Federation. That didn’t seem to provide them with an advantage though, as the CCBC team dominated the other schools.

“Our morale was high going into the tournament,” exclaimed Harris. “I thought they (FCC and CCC) would be tough, but I knew we would do well.”

CCBC’s Chess Team is tutored by Russian Chess Master Arkadiy Frenkel who teaches chess for beginners at the college. Joe Schatz, coordinator of the Command Spanish program at CCBC is the Chess Team advisor.

For more information about the CCBC Chess Team call 443-840-3597.

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