Chess Club to host Duel in the Desert tourney

December 3, 2019


The EPCC Chess Club is revitalizing a centuries old game by hosting a chess tournament. 


The club courteously invites you to “Duel in the Desert,” which will be taking place on Dec. 7, at 4 p.m., at the Valle Verde cafeteria annex. 



Photo Courtesy chess club vlog 

All EPCC students with valid ID are invited to participate in the upcoming chess tournament.





The college’s participants will be going up against teams from New Mexico State University and Dona Ana Community College in a competitive, yet friendly and inviting environment.


The team members range from beginner to highly experienced chess players.


“Our core team for the tournament is four EPCC students, but we can accommodate more players,” said Librarian and advisor for the club, Adrian Morales.


During the tournament chess players from all levels can get together to match wits and most importantly have fun.


There will be a trophy awarded to first and second place winners plus bragging rights. 


Duel In The Desert, could potentially set the trend for future chess tournaments explained Morales.


Dona Ana Community College SGA senate leader and chess club senator, Will Barela and EPCC SGA Parliamentarian, Frances Lamboy Carrillo have been key in putting together and promoting this event. 


The Duel in the Desert chess tournament is an event open to students, staff, faculty and members of the community. 


The EPCC chess club thrives on providing a safe environment in which anybody that is interested in playing chess can learn new moves and strategies and have a fun time doing it and there is no experience required. 


Any questions about Duel in the Desert, the EPCC chess club or suggestions about the possibility of future chess tournaments, feel free to contact the chess club advisor, Morales at or 915-831-2063. 


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