|Chris Torres |
(209) 323-0197 email@example.com
|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.|
| 1998 – 2000|
Chess Coach, Weibel Elementary SchoolDuring his first year as a chess coach, Chris Torres helped Weibel to win the state championship and also coached his first state champion student.
| 2000 – 2005 |
Director of Instruction/Vice President, Success Chess SchoolsAt Success Chess, Chris Torres designed curriculum for all levels of chess players, trained over 50 instructors, established programs at 60 Bay Area schools. Chris established a strong coaching reputation by training several individual state champions each year.
| 2005 – 2020|
President, Torres Chess and Music AcademyThrough the Torres Chess and Music Academy, Chris Torres has brought world class instruction to California’s most talented young chess minds. Some of his accomplishments included running a “Chess Study” with the Kern County Superintendent of the Schools and U.C. Berkeley from 2006-2008. In addition to the study, Chris was able to educate the children in Kern County’s migrant farm worker community in chess and even coach them to prestigious Southern California regional chess titles. In the Bay Area, Chris was able to instruct several individual National Chess Champions as well as coach for the Mission San Jose Elementary School chess team, which in 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2018 took first place at the USCF National Elementary Chess Championship. Before 2009, no school from California had ever won the Elementary Championship section at the USCF Nationals. In 2015 and 2016, the Torres Chess and Music Academy organized the Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys which awarded over $100,000 in scholarships and prizes to the top youth chess players in the United States. In 2016, the Torres Chess and Music Academy accomplishments were officially recognized by FIDE (the world chess organization) and the TCAMA was awarded the title of FIDE Academy.
| 2015 |
Correspondence Chess Master, United States Chess Federation
| 2015 |
Arena International Master, FIDE
|Event Planning |
Individualized Curriculum Development
Tournament Game Analysis
Tournament Selection and Preparation
Using Chess as a Confidence Building Tool