**Welcome to "Checkmate for Champions" - Empowering CSU Northridge Chess Team's Journey to the 2024 PAN American Team Chess Championship!**
**Join us in our Pursuit of Excellence:**
By contributing to "Checkmate for Champions," you are becoming an integral part of our success story. Every dollar raised brings us one step closer to our goal of participating in the 2024 PAN American Team Chess Championship and elevating our university's name on the international stage.
We invite you to be a part of our chess family and witness the growth and achievements of our talented students. Together, let's demonstrate the power of collective support and help our team achieve greatness. Your belief in our potential drives us forward, and we promise to make you proud.
Thank you for visiting our fundraising page and considering supporting our journey to the 2024 PAN American Championship. With your help, we will make history and pave the way for future generations of chess enthusiasts.
Attending such a prestigious event comes with its share of financial constraints. As a non-profit team, we rely on the support and generosity of chess enthusiasts, alumni, and philanthropists to fund our journey to McAllen, Texas. Your contribution will not only help cover travel expenses, accommodation, and registration fees but also empower our student-athletes to focus on their passion for chess without worrying about financial barriers.
**About the Event:**
The 2024 PAN American Team Chess Championship is an exhilarating gathering of the most brilliant chess minds from universities across North and South America. This prestigious championship is renowned for its intense competition and strategic battles, where teams from various institutions engage in mental duels, vying for the coveted title of PAN American champions. The event serves as a platform to foster camaraderie among young chess enthusiasts and promote the spirit of healthy competition and sportsmanship.
**Why it's Important to Us:**
For the CSU Northridge Chess Team, the 2024 PAN American Championship is not just a competition; it's a defining moment. We take immense pride in representing our university and showcasing our strategic prowess on an international stage. This event offers a unique opportunity for our talented student-athletes to grow both individually and as a team, while gaining exposure and recognition in the chess community. With your support, we can demonstrate the brilliance of our minds and make our mark in the chess world.
As the #1 CSU Team and the #6 California Team, we have proven our mettle time and again in various tournaments and competitions. Our dedication to the game, rigorous training, and unwavering passion have helped us achieve this remarkable ranking, making us a force to be reckoned with in the collegiate chess circuit.
One of our proudest moments was our triumphant 3rd-place finish at the Whittier Collegiate Classic, where we outperformed both UC Irvine and UC Merced, two formidable opponents. This victory not only solidified our position as a competitive force but also showcased the unity and synergy within our team.
Last year, at the PAN American Championship, despite facing challenges and sporting a relatively weaker roster, we exhibited true sportsmanship and resilience. Out of 42 competing teams, we secured an impressive 16th place, a testament to our dedication and determination. With a stronger roster this year and the likes of master level players, we are confident that we can outperform our previous record and make an even more significant impact at the 2024 PAN American Championship.
Board 1. Andrey Malkhasyan (2108) ARM
Board 2. Adrian Ekenstierna (2056) SWE
Board 3. Haig Amloyan (1705) ARM
Board 4. TBD at Qualification Event
Checkmate awaits, and with your support, we're ready to capture it!