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California’s Top Correspondence Chess Players

California has a long and rich history of correspondence chess extending all the way back to the days of the Gold Rush. Below is the list of the top 10 correspondence chess players in the State of California according to the current United States Chess Federation rating list. Panning through the databases for each ofContinue reading “California’s Top Correspondence Chess Players”

An Open Letter to Mr. Albert Garibaldi, Superintendent: Banta School District

Mr. Albert Garibaldi, Superintendent: Banta School District First of all, let me congratulate you on the success of Banta Elementary School District’s charter with the River Island Technology Academy in Lathrop. I have been involved in education for 16 years and have never witnessed the birth of such an ambitious undertaking. Under the leadership ofContinue reading “An Open Letter to Mr. Albert Garibaldi, Superintendent: Banta School District”

United States G/30 National Chess Championship

California is set to host the U.S. G/30 Chess Championship on October Second, 2011. Having a U.S.C.F. National Championship in the Bay Area is a rare treat and many of my chess students are eager to win another national title. I will report live from the Santa Clara Convention Center and provide complete coverage ofContinue reading “United States G/30 National Chess Championship”

Chess Teaching Jobs in California

The Torres Chess and Music Academy is hiring teachers for after school programs in the Bay Area. Applicants should have experience in teaching chess or music. A strong background in education is a must. Compensation is very competitive and based on experience. Apply by sending your resume in the body of an email to chesslessons@aol.com

Children’s Chess in the Bay Area

A Parent’s Guide to Chess in the San Francisco Bay Area: Bay Area chess parents have many resources available to help establish their children’s chess calendar. Two of my  favorite Northern California chess websites are listed below. 1) SiliconValleyChess.com This is the web site to visit to get all the latest information on children’s chess events inContinue reading “Children’s Chess in the Bay Area”

Albany, California Hires Top Chess Teacher to Run Summer Chess Camp

Albany residents should mark their calendars.  August 2-19 nationally renowned chess teacher Chris Torres will be heading a summer chess camp for children ages 6-12.  Attendees will receive the best training available and take part in USCF rated tournaments with awards given at the end of each week. Chris Torres prides himself in running chess camps that areContinue reading “Albany, California Hires Top Chess Teacher to Run Summer Chess Camp”

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”