Mobile Challenge Chess Tournament set for Oct. 5 at University of Mobile

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MOBILE, Ala. – The Mobile Challenge, a United States Chess Federation-rated tournament for adults and students, will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 at the University of Mobile.

The tournament is sponsored by the University of Mobile School of Business and Caesar Chess. Late registration will begin at 8 a.m. at Harrigan Hall on the UM campus. The tournament starts at 9 a.m. The scholastic competition ends at 4 p.m., and adult competition ends at 6 p.m.

Scholastic entry fee is $20, and challenge entrée fee is $40. The event includes Novice (k-8, not rated), Bishop (k-8, under 800), Rook (k-12, under 1200) and Challenge (rated open). To register, email

For information, contact Dr. Amy Taylor, associate professor of business, at 251.442.2409.


About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean

Kathy is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist with a strong background in strategic communications, feature writing/story-telling, copywriting and editing. She serves as assistant vice president for university communications. Kathy joined the University of Mobile marketing/public relations staff in 1993 and has earned awards for writing, public relations and advertising, including twice receiving the grand prize for feature writing from the Baptist Communicators Association. She serves on the board of the John M. Will Scholarship Foundation, awarding scholarships to promising student journalists; and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.