Champions Play Here
Saint Louis University's Chess Team has risen to become one of the best in the nation. Since its founding in 2016, SLU’s Chess Team has become a nationally-known team, and it is considered one of the most competitive collegiate chess teams in the country.
About SLU's Chess Team
Established in the fall of 2016 as a partnership between SLU and the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, with support from SLU alumnus, University trustee and chess enthusiast Rex Sinquefield, the team is not just a club activity but rather a strategic effort by administrators and alumni to recruit promising players and build on the University's excellent academic reputation.
The team currently has 14 members and recruitment efforts continue through donor-sponsored competitive chess scholarships, which can include room and board, tuition and fees.
World Cup Rapid Champions
National Rapid Chess Championship
U.S. Collegiate Blitz Tournament Title
Midwest Collegiate Chess Win