Coach Joe’s Report on the 2019 Calchess Spring States

The 2019 Northern California Scholastic Chess Championships were held the weekend of March 9th & 10th at the Santa Clara convention center.  Over 1200 students and more the 50 schools competed in these championships.  Mission San Jose Elementary school (MSJE) of Fremont was the big winner in the Elementary School Division.  The MSJE team wonContinue reading “Coach Joe’s Report on the 2019 Calchess Spring States”

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!”

Mission San Jose Elementary School Shines at the Calchess Scholastic Chess Championships

Coach Joe’ Report on the 2018 Calchess Scholastic State Championships (Photography by Hui Wang): The 2018 Northern California Scholastic Chess Championships were held the weekend of April 7th & 8th at the Santa Clara convention center. Over 1200 students and more the 50 schools competed in these championships.  Mission San Jose Elementary school (MSJE) ofContinue reading “Mission San Jose Elementary School Shines at the Calchess Scholastic Chess Championships”

Chris Torres’ Chess Résumé

Chris Torres (209) 323-0197 chesslessons@aol.com Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion inContinue reading “Chris Torres’ Chess Résumé”

MSJE Chess Team Wins Match Against All-Star Team from Berkeley Chess School

Coach Joe’s Report on the MSJE vs BCS Chess Match in Fremont On January 20th, 26 members of the Mission San Jose Elementary School (MSJE) Chess Team played a match against an all-star chess team from Berkeley Chess School (BCS). BCS runs chess programs at more than 50 schools in the Bay Area. More thanContinue reading “MSJE Chess Team Wins Match Against All-Star Team from Berkeley Chess School”

MSJE Chess Team Shines at Calchess Grade Level Championship 

Coach Joe Lonsdale’s report on the 2017 Calchess Grade Level Championship Over 400 scholastic chess players competed in the Northern CA Grade level chess Championships at the Santa Clara Convention Center the weekend of December 3rd and 4th. MSJE was the big winner in the Elementary School Section. MSJE won Grades one, two, five, andContinue reading “MSJE Chess Team Shines at Calchess Grade Level Championship “