Day One of the Calchess State Grade Level Chess Championship has concluded. Once again, students attending Torres Chess and Music Academy classes dominated this prestigious event. On Saturday December 4, 2010, Calchess named the championship teams for grades one, two, and three. All three titles were awarded to the Torres Chess and Music Academy program at Mission San Jose Elementary School in Fremont. Hopefully grades four, five and six can continue the dominance when their event concludes on Sunday.
Individual students taught by Chris Torres also fared well. Chief among these top performers are Milind Maiti (Kindergarten) and Ben Rood (first grade). Both had a perfect 5/5 score for the day and both were awarded the title of State Champion by Calchess. Milin Maiti and Ben Rood now must quickly prepare for the National Grade Level Championship which is in Florida this coming weekend.
Don’t forget to sign your children up for the Torres Chess and Music Academy’s Fremont Winter Chess Camp!
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Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California. Chris Torres served as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy from 2005-2020 and currently is recognized as a correspondence chess master with the United States Chess Federation. Since 1998 Chris Torres has taught 6 individual national champions as well as led multiple school teams to win national championship titles. In addition, Chris Torres has directed and taught at 10 different schools which have been California State Champions at chess. In 2011 and 2012, several former and current students of Chris Torres have been selected to represent the United States at the World Youth Chess Championships. Mr. Torres’ hobbies include playing classical guitar and getting his students to appear on the national top 100 chess rating lists.
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