NorCal Chess Organizations Working Together in Support of Building Chess Communities in South Africa 

Join The Eade Foundation, Mission 360 and Bay Area Chess in San Jose, California to play chess and raise funds for Defying the Oddz Chess (South Africa).

Chess holds the power to unite continents while giving communities opportunities to learn and grow. Bay Area chess players are invited to further this cause in South Africa by joining Mission 360 on February 11th to play in a special chess tournament to benefit The Eade Foundation’s goals. There is no entry fee for this USCF rated event however donations are encouraged and all funds raised will further The Eade Foundation’s support of Defying the Oddz Chess (scholastic chess program in Capetown, South Africa.) Even better, this incredible chess opportunity will occur at the comfortable and professionally maintained Bay Area Chess headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.mission360foru.org/events/feb-11th-special-fund-raising-swiss

And I’ll see you on February 11th in San Jose!

Defying the Oddz Chess

Published by chessmusings

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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