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Calchess Super States

The Calchess Super States is an enormous event that can be confusing for veteran chess parents and downright overwhelming for the newbies. Below is what you need to know to survive the weekend. As the event progresses, return to this blog for unique analysis and articles about the 2014 Calchess Super State Championships.    Continue reading “Calchess Super States”

CalChess Scholastic Chess Championship: Part Four

   Tonight I attended the  Monday night chess team meeting at Mission San Jose Elementary School. Head Coach Joe Lonsdale was very pleased with the teams results at the CalChess Scholastic Chess Championship and took time at the beginning of class to congratulate all of our top finishers. Below is a list of Mission San Jose’s best individual scorers.Continue reading “CalChess Scholastic Chess Championship: Part Four”

CalChess Scholastic Chess Championships: Part Three

Day two of the 2010 CalChess Scholastic Chess Championships began with a rather contentious coaches meeting. As usual, all the colorful personalities and huge egos resulted in a very heated discussion. The use of electronic devices to keep score and the ability to have unrated players play in the junior varsity sections were the mostContinue reading “CalChess Scholastic Chess Championships: Part Three”

CalChess Scholastic Chess Championships: Part Two

The 2010 CalChess Scholastic Chess Championships got underway this morning. This years Calchess Scholastic State Championship drew around 900 players and was noticeably smaller in size than some previous years. Even with the smaller turn out, it is clear that scholastic chess is alive and well in Northern California. Mission San Jose Elementary School ofContinue reading “CalChess Scholastic Chess Championships: Part Two”

CalChess Scholastic Chess Championships

For the last month I have been neglecting my blog in favor of focusing all my energy toward preparing chess students for the CalChess Scholastic State Chess Championships.  Everyone involved in Northern California chess regards the CalChess State Championships as the paramount scholastic chess tournament on the west coast. As a professional chess coach forContinue reading “CalChess Scholastic Chess Championships”

National Chess Champions to Host Summer Chess Camp

Mission San Jose Elementary School Summer Chess Camp Come and train with the 2009 National Champions! June 22 – June 25, June 29 – July 2, & July 6 – July 9 This class is brought to you by the Torres Chess and Music Academy, a non-profit corporation. The Torres Chess and Music Academy, aContinue reading “National Chess Champions to Host Summer Chess Camp”

National Scholastic Chess Champions

I have received several inquiries as to why this blog has not been updated as frequently. In answer to these questions, I have responded with a seemingly lame excuse of “devoting all my time to teaching future chess champions.”  Now for the proof:  The chess players at the Mission San Jose Elementary School chess club achieved resultsContinue reading “National Scholastic Chess Champions”

Upcoming Chess Events

Dear Chess Parents,      The next two weekends contain many exciting scholastic chess events that your children will benefit from attending.      On Saturday April 25th, I will be hosting a chess tournament at Mission San Jose Elementary School, a TCAMA school in Fremont which just won the National Chess Championship in the K-6 division. This tournament will allowContinue reading “Upcoming Chess Events”