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MSJE Chess Team Again Wins Big at Nationals!

Coach Joe’s Report on the 2018 USCF National Elementary Chess Championships (Photos by Hui Wang): On the weekend of May 11th to 13th more than 2200 Elementary school students competed in the National Elementary School Chess Championships in Nashville, TN. This was the tenth straight year that a strong group of Mission San Jose ElementaryContinue reading “MSJE Chess Team Again Wins Big at Nationals!”

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)”

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”

Children Were Checkmating Breast Cancer at a Chess Tournament in Northern, California

Everybody was a winner at the Breast Cancer Research Chess Tournament in Fremont.   Fremont, California (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 On Saturday May 3, 2014, scores of children attended the Annual Breast Cancer Research Tournament held by the Torres Chess and Music Academy. In addition to the standard trophies and medals that are ubiquitous atContinue reading “Children Were Checkmating Breast Cancer at a Chess Tournament in Northern, California”

The MSJE Chess Team’s Dynasty Continues at the 2014 Calchess Super States

MSJE Head Coach Joe Lonsdale Reports on the 2014 Calchess Super States   The 2014 Northern California Scholastic Chess Championships were held the weekend of April 26th and 27th at the Santa Clara convention center.  Over 600 students and more the 50 schools competed in these championships.  Mission San Jose Elementary school (MSJE) of FremontContinue reading “The MSJE Chess Team’s Dynasty Continues at the 2014 Calchess Super States”

Joe Lonsdale’s Legacy to Northern California

Santa Clara, California (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 A TCAMA Instructor is Receiving the Greatest Honor Ever Bestowed on a Chess Coach from the Governing Body of Northern California Chess   On Saturday, April 26, while many people are still asleep, elementary school children will turn out in mass to play chess in the largest StateContinue reading “Joe Lonsdale’s Legacy to Northern California”

Oops She Did It Again!

  To most fans of college athletics, a coach fails unless he/she wins it all every time. To Susan Polgar, the head coach of Webster University’s Chess Team, success and failure are connected like cause and effect. Still, her unique philosophy on coaching chess has allowed her to set a record that even the harshestContinue reading “Oops She Did It Again!”

Susan Polgar to Visit Fremont Summer Chess Camp

The Torres Chess and Music Academy is pleased to present Susan Polgar to the NorCal Chess Community.   Fremont, California (PRWEB) March 29, 2014   To be able to have your child attend classes with the best chess teachers in the world is an unattainable dream for many parents. If it only happens on oneContinue reading “Susan Polgar to Visit Fremont Summer Chess Camp”

The Torres Chess and Music Academy Has Big Plans for Fremont

The President of the TCAMA reports on an upcoming Open House Event in Northern California. Fremont, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 On November 2, 2013, the Torres Chess and Music Academy will be having its annual Open House in Fremont, California. The TCAMA Open House allows children the opportunity to take part in an afternoonContinue reading “The Torres Chess and Music Academy Has Big Plans for Fremont”

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.”