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”

2009 CalChess Grade Level Championship: Part 2

Wall Chart. 2009 CalChess State Grade Level: Kindergarten (standings) #    Name/Rtng/ID    Rd 1    Rd 2    Rd 3    Rd 4    Rd 5    Tot 1    Jack Chin    B  16    W    6    B    4    B    2    W    5 unr.   14288146           1.0     2.0     3.0     4.0     5.0     5.0 2    Gia Peterson    B  18  Continue reading “2009 CalChess Grade Level Championship: Part 2”

CalChess Grade Level Championship

This weekend I am enjoying my duties as a coach at the CalChess Grade Level Championship in Stockton. I will be posting tournament crosstables, games and photos both nights of the tournament. This blogger is extremely grateful that Calchess President Tom Langland performed the chief tournament director duties. Below is a very instructional game playedContinue reading “CalChess Grade Level Championship”

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”