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Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 4

Below are photographs of my favorite moments from week four of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. I wish to thank all of our students, coaches, Steve and Kate’s Camps,  the Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund and Grandmaster Susan Polgar. It takes a lot of great people to make the Fremont Summer Chess Camp asContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 4”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 1

The first week of the Torres Chess and Music Academy’s Fremont Summer Camp was a smashing success. One parent even asked me why our camp was so much better than the other chess classes in the Bay Area. I answered, “The real secret is in enthusiasm. It is the magic we use to transform challengesContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 1”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Preview 4

When I think of talented chess coaches, Tans Hylkema is one of the first names that come to mind. However, because you rarely hear Tans bragging about his fantastic chess students, he remains one of the best kept secret in the Bay Area chess scene. The Mission San Jose Chess Camp in Fremont, California is lucky to have TansContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Preview 4”

Top 10 Reasons Your Child Should Attend the Fremont Summer Chess Camp

Your child should attend the Fremont Summer Chess Camp at Mission San Jose Elementary School because: 10. He/she wants to train with the current National Elementary Chess Champions 9. Mission San Jose Elementary School has a beautiful campus and is conveniently located in Fremont, California. 8. The price is only $185.00/week and we offer multi-week discounts.Continue reading “Top 10 Reasons Your Child Should Attend the Fremont Summer Chess Camp”

2012 USCF National Elementary (K-6) Chess Championship : Day 1

Day one of the 2012 USCF National Elementary (K-6) Chess Championship is in the books. Several of California’s top chess players still remain undefeated. In the K-1 Section Stephen He and Rishith Susarla scored 2/2. In the K-3 Section Mihir Bhuptani, Tommy Koh, and Ben Rood also have perfect scores. In the K-5 Section Amit SantContinue reading “2012 USCF National Elementary (K-6) Chess Championship : Day 1”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2011: Day 1

Today was the opening day for the 2011 Fremont Summer Chess Camp. Our summer chess camp features instruction by the Bay Area’s most successful chess coaches and is hosted at the home of the 2009 National Elementary Chess Champions from Mission San Jose Elementary School. Today’s chess lessons were conducted by such esteemed chess instructorsContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2011: Day 1”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp

Mission San Jose Elementary School Summer Chess Camp Home of the 2009 NATIONAL ELEMENTARY CHESS CHAMPIONS!  This camp will feature chess instruction by: Joe Lonsdale (Head Coach of Mission San Jose Elementary School) Francisco Anchondo (Team Coach for Weibel Elementary School) Tans Hylkema (Team Coach for Collins Elementary School) Chris Torres (President of the TorresContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp”

Tans Hylkema: Steps of Granada

Chess teacher Tans Hylkema can be regularly heard playing complicated Tangos on his flamenco guitar throughout Northern California.  Maestro Hylkema’s style is a cross between  Melchor de Marchena and Paco de Lucia and is featured on a new album titled “Steps of Granada.” The releases five tracks are original compositions  that features compelling melodies with magnificently complicated rhythms. With all the ‘Neuvo Flamenco’Continue reading “Tans Hylkema: Steps of Granada”

Chess Camps Keep California Kids Busy

A children’s chess camp run by the Torres Chess and Music Academy is the ideal way for chess players to improve during school breaks. Children are separated into groups based on rating and age so that each class represents the closest chess experience grouping possible.  All Torres Chess and Music Academy camps have a group of outstanding master chess teachers onContinue reading “Chess Camps Keep California Kids Busy”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp

Chris Torres is pleased to be running a very special chess camp designed to maximize learning and fun. This chess camp will feature instruction from Joe Lonsdale, Tans Hylkema and Chris Torres. These instructors possess decades of  chess teaching experience. Attendees will receive the best training available with the coaches of the 2009 National Elementary Chess Champions and take part in USCF rated tournamentsContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp”