Coach Joe’s Report on the 2016 Calchess Scholastic State Championships
The 2016 Northern California Scholastic Chess Championships were held the weekend of March 19th and 20th at the Santa Clara convention center. Over 900 students and more the 50 schools competed in these championships. Mission San Jose Elementary school (MSJE) of Fremont was the big winner in the Elementary School Division. MSJE won the team title and MSJE students won the individual Championships in all four elementary school sections! This was the fifth time in the last five years that MSJE has won the team title in K-3, K-5, and K-6, the major elementary school Championship sections.
The Kindergarten section individual section was won Jason Liu. Kavya Meiyappan won the third place Kindergarten trophy. Our Kindergarten team won the first place team trophy by a large margin.
The K-3 individual winner was Aghila Nachiappan. Allyson Wong won the second place trophy. Our K-3 Championship team won first place by a large margin.
Kevin Pan won the first place individual trophy in K-5. The K-5 team won the first place team trophy.
Jaisuraj Kaleeswaran won the first place individual trophy in K-6, Rishith Susarla tied for third place and won a large trophy. Our K-6 team won the first place team trophy making it a clean sweep of the championship section for MSJE. Congratulation to all MSJE chess players. This is the first time in 41 years that any elementary school has done a clean sweep (individual and team championships) of all these championship sections.
MSJE Chess Coaches Joe Lonsdale, Chris Torres, Meiyappan Sathappan, Hui Wang