Champions Play Here
The Saint Louis University Chess Team has risen to become one of the best in the nation, becoming National Champions in 2022. Since its founding in 2016, SLU’s chess team has become a nationally-known team, and it is considered one of the most successful 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
2022 Pan-American Intercollegiate Champions