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After School Teachers Needed For Enrichment Programs in California

We are a growing chess enrichment organization based in the Bay Area that offers our instructors fun teaching assignments and flexible schedules. The Company: The Torres Chess and Music Academy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality chess instruction and opportunities to as many children as possible. • Our organization is known for the greatContinue reading “After School Teachers Needed For Enrichment Programs in California”

A Friendly Rivalry: Eric Schiller VS Emory Tate

  There’s an ancient Hebrew proverb that goes something like, “The Rivalry of scholars advances wisdom.” And such was the case of the rivalry between Eric Schiller and Emory Tate. So it was a very special occasion at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp when when Eric Schiller did a two-hour lesson on his three gamesContinue reading “A Friendly Rivalry: Eric Schiller VS Emory Tate”

Fremont Master Guitarist to Begin his 48th Year at Ohlone College

Doug Torres, the modest guitar maestro with unparalleled teaching abilities, is about to start his 48th year as the classical guitar master at Ohlone College in Fremont, California. Creator of the Ohlone College classical guitar program in 1969, a youthful Doug Torres used his energies to establish classical guitar into the classical music establishment whichContinue reading “Fremont Master Guitarist to Begin his 48th Year at Ohlone College”

Susan Polgar Week at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp

The Torres Chess and Music Academy is pleased to present Grandmaster Susan Polgar at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp for the week of August 1-4, 2016. Grandmaster Polgar will be on hand for the final hour of each day to analyze chess games from our camp tournament. All chess players ages 4-17 are invited toContinue reading “Susan Polgar Week at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp”

Final Reminder to Register Your Child for the SPFNO Chess Championship

Dear Fellow Chess Parents,   Do children who play competitive chess develop skills that will give them advantages over their non-chess peers?    Yes, I certainly believe so!   My name is Chris Torres and I am the Organizer for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys. If you sign your childContinue reading “Final Reminder to Register Your Child for the SPFNO Chess Championship”

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”

The Final Week of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp Starts on Monday!

Don’t miss your last opportunity to register your child for a chess experience of a lifetime! REGISTER NOW! Only $222 for ONE WEEK   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.   This class will meet fromContinue reading “The Final Week of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp Starts on Monday!”

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/                  

MSJE Wins the Yes2Chess International School Team Championship in London!

The kids from Mission San Jose Elementary School are headed home from London with a huge trophy for winning a prestigious international school team championship. This truly global chess tournament was organized by the UK based Yes2Chess and sponsored by Barclays. In order to represent the United States, Team MSJE first had to defeat the otherContinue reading “MSJE Wins the Yes2Chess International School Team Championship in London!”

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”

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!”

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

Preparing for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys: Part 2

As your child gets more excited about playing in the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys you are likely wondering what you, as a parent, can do during the next forty days to maximize your child’s chances of playing well. Perhaps the most important aspect of preparing for a major chess championshipContinue reading “Preparing for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys: Part 2”

List of Pre-Registered Players for the SPFNO

The list of pre-registered players for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys is now available at http://www.ChessAndMusic.com

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys

  Sign up today!

Chess Master Eric Schiller Inspires Children at Fremont Summer Chess Camp

The Torres Chess and Music Academy describes their latest event in the esteemed guest series for the Fremont Summer Chess Camp.  For Immediate Release:   Fremont, California 7/19/14   This past Thursday, chess master Eric Schiller came to guest lecture the students at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. Having written two hundred top selling chessContinue reading “Chess Master Eric Schiller Inspires Children at Fremont Summer Chess Camp”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 3

The Torres Chess and Music Academy is constantly at work making sure the events we offer your children are the very best in California. Below are some images from week 3 of the 2014 Fremont Summer Chess Camp. There is still one more week left in our chess camp at Mission San Jose Elementary SchoolContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 3”