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My Quora Answer to: Is there a shortcut for becoming really good in chess?

Under the best of circumstances, becoming really good in chess is a serious endeavor that takes a considerable amount of time. Millions of individuals like playing chess, but only a few can master the game. What is the reason for this? Chess is, simply said, one of the most complicated games ever devised. Despite theContinue reading “My Quora Answer to: Is there a shortcut for becoming really good in chess?”

Kevin Pan is Brilliant at 2018 USCF Elementary Championships

It is always my great pleasure to share the stories and achievements of California’s most outstanding young chess talents. Below is a remarkably brilliant game played by Mission San Jose Elementary School’s own Kevin Pan in route to a National Championship title both for Kevin and the MSJE Chess Team. [Event “USCF National Elementary Championships”]Continue reading “Kevin Pan is Brilliant at 2018 USCF Elementary Championships”

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)”

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!”

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”

Happy New Year: The Best of my Chess Musings for 2013

As I look back on the past 12-months, I can say it has been quite a year for chess! With a new World Chess Champion and business for my nonprofit booming, I anticipate another fun and exciting year in 2014. To end 2013, I have chosen to recap my most popular chess posts of thisContinue reading “Happy New Year: The Best of my Chess Musings for 2013”

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”

Only 7 Days Until the Fremont Summer Chess Camp at MSJE

All Star Chess Coaches Gear Up for Fremont Chess Camp The TCAMA President releases the details of the 2013 Fremont Summer Chess Camp at Mission San Jose Elementary School. Joe Lonsdale with MSJE kids at the National Chess Championships. Joe Lonsdale’s goal in chess is to make MSJE the strongest scholastic chess program in theContinue reading “Only 7 Days Until the Fremont Summer Chess Camp at MSJE”

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”

Students Achievements

Congratulations to Luke Zhao on defeating his coach, Chris Torres, during our class at Achiever Institute in Fremont California. Luke has been playing extremely good chess lately and will definitely be a leader in Mission San Jose Elementary School’s charge to win another National Chess Championship. For his win, Luke received a trophy as wellContinue reading “Students Achievements”

Top 10 Reasons Your Child Should Attend the Fremont Summer Chess Camp

Your child should attend the Fremont Summer Chess Camp at Mission San Jose Elementary School because: 10. He/she wants to train with the current National Elementary Chess Champions 9. Mission San Jose Elementary School has a beautiful campus and is conveniently located in Fremont, California. 8. The price is only $185.00/week and we offer multi-week discounts.Continue reading “Top 10 Reasons Your Child Should Attend the Fremont Summer Chess Camp”

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!”

USCF SuperNationals 2013

The time has come for the most exhilarating scholastic chess tournament of the year to commence. Over 5000 children from all over the United States have descended upon Nashville, Tennessee to decide who the best chess players in the country are. All of them have dreams and most of their dreams will be crushed. But somewhereContinue reading “USCF SuperNationals 2013”