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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 “

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2016: Day 4

The Fremont Summer Chess Camp  is now beginning our second week. Our camp runs Monday through Thursday until August fourth. More information and registration forms can be found on the Torres Chess and Music Academy website. 

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2016

Come train with the 2015 and 2016 National Elementary Chess Champions at MSJE! This camp will feature chess instruction by: GM Susan Polgar (Former World Champion and Current Head Coach for the National Collegiate Chess Champions at Webster University) NM Eric Schiller (The world’s most prolific chess author) Jay Stallings (Acclaimed author, chess coach andContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2016”

Best State Meet Ever for MSJE!

Coach Joe’s Report on the 2016 Calchess Scholastic State Championships The 2016 Northern California Scholastic Chess Championships were held the weekend of March 19th and 20th at the Santa Clara convention center. Over 900 students and more the 50 schools competed in these championships. Mission San Jose Elementary school (MSJE) of Fremont was the big winnerContinue reading “Best State Meet Ever for MSJE!”

Mate in 4 Challenge from Emory Tate’s Simultaneous Exhibition at MSJE

Below is a game from IM Emory Tate’s chess simul at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. The simul consisted of 30 boards occupied by many of the top scholastic chess players in Northern California. Emory Tate won on every board and completed the task in under 2 and 1/2 hours. I am purposefully leaving theContinue reading “Mate in 4 Challenge from Emory Tate’s Simultaneous Exhibition at MSJE”

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 8

I am amazed by the amount of improvement I am witnessing in our chess students after completing eight days of intense training at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. Before dismissing my students for the weekend, I made sure everyone of them understood the fact that their efforts have already paid off! The fact is, “WeContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 8”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Day 7

Seven days is more than enough time to make incredible improvements in your chess game at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. Today, Coach Joe Lonsdale noticed how much stronger one of his future stars has become in just the last seven days!                  

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 6

Day six was all about endgames, accurate calculation and friendly competition. I am so proud of the effort all of our campers put forth and how much noticeable improvement they demonstrate after just six sessions.                   Sign your child up for the Fremont Summer Chess Camp and we’ll make sureContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 6”