Champlain College Alumnus, National Chess Master, to Play U.S. Sen. Sanders and Mayor Weinberger at Chess Exhibition

Champlain College Chess Club

David Carter, Champlain College Alumnus ‘89 ‘96, Vermont's sole National Chess Master and CFO of Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA), will play chess matches with VIP guests, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, Senator Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders and all comers on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Hauke Conference Room (102) at 375 Maple St. The chess exhibition is hosted by Champlain College and sponsored by the Champlain College Chess Club and the Chittenden County Chess Club.

Carter is a Burlington native, a graduate of Burlington High School in 1977 and received his AS in accounting in 1989 and his BS in accounting in 1996. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1997. Carter has worked for VEDA since 1997. He is married and has four children. He routinely plays in tournaments around New England and in the Chess Club at Champlain.

The event is free and open to the public. Come to play or watch as Master David Carter plays all comers in a simultaneous chess exhibition. Boards and chess sets provided.


Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition. For the third year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2018 "America's Best Colleges," and an "A+ School for B Students" and is ranked in the top 100 Regional Universities of the North. Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2018 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2018 College of Distinction. For more information, visit  www.champlain.edu.