Greetings! I’m Chris Torres, the Scholastic Coordinator for CalChess and I have some exciting news for Northern California’s scholastic chess community.
Perhaps you’ve seen some of the Super State coverage on DailyChessMusings.com and thought it looked like a fun event. Maybe you attended the tournament but did not quite place high enough for a trophy. Or, perhaps you are like me, and can’t get enough chess. At any rate, all chess players currently enrolled in the eighth grade or lower should strongly consider participating in the 2022 CalChess K-8 Super State Championship on April 9th and 10th in Santa Clara.
Because of pandemic considerations, tournament organizer Salman Azhar needed to break the the 47th annual CalChess Scholastic Championship into three parts. This structure is particularly beneficial for elementary school aged chess players as it means they can sign up again for the K-8 Super States. Doing so will equate to twice as many opportunities to win prizes but more importantly, twice as many opportunities to improve as chess players.
As the CalChess Scholastic Coordinator, I am recommending that all Northern California chess players between kindergarten and the eighth grade attend the 2022 CalChess K-8 Super State Championship. Once again, I will be on hand all weekend to review chess games with players to make sure everyone in attendance has the ability to learn from mistakes and grow as chess players. And, once again, I will be awarding brilliancy prizes to scholastic chess players who play chess well above their rating level in route to victory.
So, what are you waiting for, go sign up for the 2022 CalChess K-8 Super State Championship and I’ll see you in Santa Clara on April 9th and 10th.