October 15, 2018

DATA: Chess revenue and expense data for top college chess programs

– UNIV (University Subsidy): Funding provided by the University in order to support the operation of the chess club.

SALES (Sales and Services): Revenue generated directly from chess program related sales (ex. summer chess camp revenue)

DONATE (Contributions + Grants): Gift and grant revenue specifically allocated with the intent of supporting the chess program.

ENDWMENT (Endowment): Revenue from the interest-earned on chess donations held within the endowment.

STATE (State Funds): Funds allocated specifically by the state government for the chess program.

STUDENT (Student Fees): Program revenue generated from student fees.

TTLREV (Total Revenue)

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SCHOLAR (Scholarships): Expenses for covering chess scholarships awarded to students on the chess team

WAGE (Salaries, Wages, and Benefits): Expenses for salaries, wages, and benefits paid to UTD personnel that work directly on the chess program.

TRAVEL (Travel): Travel expenses for employees and students related to the chess program

PRINT (Printing, Media, and Advertising): Printing, media, and advertising expenses

EVENT (Conferences and Events):
Conference registration fees, reservations, etc.

SUPPL (Materials and Supplies): Materials and supplies (such as team uniforms and office supplies)

MAINT (Maintenance and Repair):
Maintenance and repair of equipment (such as telecommunications equipment for global competitions remotely held)

FEES (Professional Fees and Services): Professional fees and services

DEPR (Depreciation): Depreciation of chess program equipment/capital

COMM (Communications): Telecommunications expenses

OTHER (Other Expenses):
Shipping/Freight, Postage, Cleaning Fees, Miscellaneous Recruiting, Association Dues, Uncategorized Fees and Uncategorized Credit Card Purchases.

TTLEXP (Total Expenses)

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— NOTES —
– Figures are approximate and rounded to the nearest dollar

Texas Tech
– Due to exorbitant costs, The Journal was unable to obtain pay information for chess financials prior to FY2011.

UMBC
– Scholarships funded with revenue from UMBC’s campus soda contract.
– Several members of UMBC professional staff are volunteers, allowing UMBC to keep salary costs low.

UT-Brownsville
– Conference and event expenses are likely folded into travel and other expenses. Due to the lack of specificity with financial data, more precise categorization was not possible.

UT-Dallas
– No responsive documents for FY2007

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