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Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 14

On our fourteenth day of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp, International Master Emory Tate put on a show by winning with ease against 30 of the top young players in California. Every player who participated received Emory’s autograph on their game score and a souvenir photo from the simul. Later in the week, I willContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 14”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 11

Below are some of our favorite moments from day 11 of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. Click here to sign up for the remainder of our summer chess camp.   

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 5

Today we were visited by Coach Jay as part of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp’s esteemed guest series. As good as his app is, Coach Jay is even better in person!  Below are some of my favorite moments from day 5:             Don’t miss out on the rest of our camp. SignContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 5”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 4

Check out how much fun we had improving our chess on day four of our camp and don’t forget to sign up for week 2 of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp.                     

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Day 3

We had a lot of memorable moments  during our third day of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. Don’t forget to sign up for next week’s chess camp!         

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 2

Below are some memorable moments from the second day of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp at Mission San Jose Elementary School.                  

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 1

Below are some of my favorite moments from day 1. There is still plenty of time remaining for your child to join us. Sign up here: http://chessandmusic.com/aboutus/                  

A Sterling Recommendation for the Fremont Summer Chess Camp

Below is an honest appraisal on the value of our summer chess camp copied directly from an email by the Head Coach of Mission San Jose Elementary School Chess Program:   Attached is the flyer for the summer 2015 chess program in the MSJE multipurpose room. Chris Torres has been running these programs for severalContinue reading “A Sterling Recommendation for the Fremont Summer Chess Camp”

The Easiest Chess Move You’ll Ever Make…

  At the Fremont Summer Chess Camp, your child will live and breathe chess while our elite coaches provide them with the most incredible educational experience available. Camp Registration Includes: Classes with California’s best chess coaches Emory Tate (International Master) Eric Schiller (National Master) Joe Lonsdale (Head Coach for MSJE) Chris Torres (Correspondence Chess Master)Continue reading “The Easiest Chess Move You’ll Ever Make…”

MSJE Chess Team Wins Two National Chess Championships in One Month(by Coach Joe)

There were two elementary school chess team championships held in the United States in May 2015. The weekend of May 9th and 10th the USCF (United States Chess Federation) held its annual Elementary school chess championship at the Grand Old Opry Hotel in Nashville TN.   This is the “official” chess championship and for theContinue reading “MSJE Chess Team Wins Two National Chess Championships in One Month(by Coach Joe)”

California’s Top Correspondence Chess Players

California has a long and rich history of correspondence chess extending all the way back to the days of the Gold Rush. Below is the list of the top 10 correspondence chess players in the State of California according to the current United States Chess Federation rating list. Panning through the databases for each ofContinue reading “California’s Top Correspondence Chess Players”

When the Student Becomes the Teacher

Third-grader Anuj Balakrishnan did something that had never been done in the 14-year history of the Collins Chess Club. The nine year old defeated Coach Chris Torres soundly after the coach blundered away his queen in a rare moment of carelessness. After gaining the queen advantage, Anuj continued to use all of his pieces andContinue reading “When the Student Becomes the Teacher”

Memorial Weekend Sales Event for the Fremont Summer Chess Camp

Summer is rapidly approaching and that means it’s almost time for the annual Fremont Summer Chess Camp at Mission San Jose Elementary School in Fremont, California. Our summer chess camp features coaches with decades of chess teaching experience who annually create a summer camp that is fun, competitive and educational.  All camp attendees will receiveContinue reading “Memorial Weekend Sales Event for the Fremont Summer Chess Camp”

Fremont’s MSJE Wins its Third National Elementary Chess Championship!

Mission San Jose Elementary School hasn’t just won a third National USCF K-6 Championship in just seven years. They’ve become a scholastic chess dynasty! And if ever a dynasty needs an icon, Head Coach Joe Lonsdale can fill that role quite capably for the MSJE Chess Team.   Perhaps you haven’t heard of Joe LonsdaleContinue reading “Fremont’s MSJE Wins its Third National Elementary Chess Championship!”

Emory Tate’s European Tour de Force

  International Master Emory Tate certainly put on quite a show in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In just the first six rounds of the 2015 Pathena Open, Emory won six times guaranteeing him a first place finish in the strong event. This dominating performance against a tough international field is just the first leg of Emory Tate’sContinue reading “Emory Tate’s European Tour de Force”

MSJE Wins Big at the 2015 Calchess Super States

Coach Joe’s report on Mission San Jose Elementary School’s championship performance at the Calchess Scholastic State Championship. The 2015 Northern California Scholastic Chess Championships were held the weekend of April 26th and 27th at the Santa Clara convention center.  Over 900 students and more the 50 schools competed in these championships.  Mission San Jose ElementaryContinue reading “MSJE Wins Big at the 2015 Calchess Super States”

Calchess Super States 2015

The Calchess Super States(Calchess Scholastic State Championships) is occurring this weekend at the Santa Clara Convention Center. For most, it will be an occasion for games to be won, rivalries to be rekindled and large trophies to be distributed. For myself, weekends like these are all about celebrating chess and teaching hundreds of young brightContinue reading “Calchess Super States 2015”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015

The Thrilling Conclusion of the 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys

After the final round of the 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys, there remained two-way ties for first place in four different sections. Rather than use computer generated tiebreaker scores, we let the children decide the matter themselves over a five minute game of blitz chess. Depending on the section, theseContinue reading “The Thrilling Conclusion of the 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys”