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Coach Joe’s Report on the 2014 USCF National Elementary Chess Championships

MSJE Head Coach, Joe Lonsdale, Provides a Brief Summary of  Fremont’s Achievements At the 2014 National Elementary Chess Championships. The 2014 National Elementary School Chess Championships were held the weekend of May 9th to 11th in Dallas, TX.  More than 2,200 students from 107 schools competed in these championships. 17 MSJE (Mission San Jose ElementaryContinue reading “Coach Joe’s Report on the 2014 USCF National Elementary Chess Championships”

Chris Torres: A Chess Coach, a Music Teacher, and an Advocate for Quality Education.

Chris Torres has been successfully managing and creating school chess programs for his entire adult life. His most recognized accomplishments include the co-founding of Success Chess Schools, the creation of the Torres Chess and Music Academy and consistently coaching the best young chess players in California for 15 years. Chris found himself drawn into chessContinue reading “Chris Torres: A Chess Coach, a Music Teacher, and an Advocate for Quality Education.”

Biggest No-Brainer in Scholastic Chess

This Monday will start the final week of the Fremont Chess Camp at Mission San Jose Elementary School. For only $185, your child can spend the week studying chess at the most successful school chess program in the United States. Our coaches for the final week include Francisco Anchondo, James Paquette, Joe Lonsdale and ChrisContinue reading “Biggest No-Brainer in Scholastic Chess”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2013: Week 1

Week 1 of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp at Mission San Jose Elementary School was a smashing success. Nearly 50 children from around the Bay Area received chess instruction from California’s best chess coaches. Many kids from the recent National Championship Team at Mission San Jose Elementary School were present as well as several individualContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2013: Week 1”

The Mission San Jose Elementary School Chess Camp in Fremont is a Perfect Choice for Parents

The Mission San Jose Elementary School Chess Camp in Fremont is a Perfect Choice for Parents The President of the TCAMA details the most important considerations in choosing a summer chess camp for your child. Proud member of the MSJE Chess Team at the National Championships. Winning is contagious and the Fremont Summer Camp offersContinue reading “The Mission San Jose Elementary School Chess Camp in Fremont is a Perfect Choice for Parents”

MSJE Wins The National Elementary Chess Championship Again!

The kids from the Mission San Jose Elementary School chess team have won the national championship title for grades k-6 at the 2013 USCF Super Nationals. Headed by coach Joe Lonsdale, the MSJE chess team became the first school in California history to win the National k-6 chess championship in 2009. Four years later, stillContinue reading “MSJE Wins The National Elementary Chess Championship Again!”

2012 USCF National Elementary (K-6) Chess Championship : Day 1

Day one of the 2012 USCF National Elementary (K-6) Chess Championship is in the books. Several of California’s top chess players still remain undefeated. In the K-1 Section Stephen He and Rishith Susarla scored 2/2. In the K-3 Section Mihir Bhuptani, Tommy Koh, and Ben Rood also have perfect scores. In the K-5 Section Amit SantContinue reading “2012 USCF National Elementary (K-6) Chess Championship : Day 1”

2012 U.S.C.F. National Elementary (K-6) Chess Championship

Beginning May 11, Nashville Tennessee will host the 2012 U.S.C.F National Elementary Chess Championship. This is the paramount annual chess event for children ages 4-12. Below is a highly biased preview for this year’s event. The competitors listed in this article are all kids I have the pleasure of playing chess with on a weeklyContinue reading “2012 U.S.C.F. National Elementary (K-6) Chess Championship”

Eight Year Old Wins Grade 4-5 Chess Championship in California

Chess history was made on April 22, 2012. Ben Rood, while still only eight years old, won first place in the grade 4-5 section at the Calchess Scholastic State Chess Championship.    California has been home to many youthful chess prodigies since I started attending the Calchess Scholastic State Chess Championship. A few that comeContinue reading “Eight Year Old Wins Grade 4-5 Chess Championship in California”

National K-12 Chess Championship 2011, Day 1

The first day of the National K-12 Chess Championship is in the books and more than half the field of players can no longer contend for a National Championship. Two California six-year-olds are still in contention to bring home the ultimate prize. Both Rishith Susarla and Milind Maiti scored a perfect two wins out ofContinue reading “National K-12 Chess Championship 2011, Day 1”