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#NationalChessDay

Did you know that the second Saturday of October is National Chess Day? I celebrated the occasion with my family at the Weibel Quads in Fremont, California. The tournament was well run and I had a great time reviewing chess games, visiting with friends and celebrating chess.Kudos to Alan Kirshner for another nice event.  Continue reading “#NationalChessDay”

Calchess Scholastic Winter Chess Report

Below is an excerpt from the Calchess Scholastic Coordinator’s Winter Chess Report: In January, Ray Orwig once again did a stellar job running the Calchess Girls’ State Championship in San Rafael. This was Ray’s seventh year running this event and, as always, it proved to be an ideal showcase for California’s girls to demonstrate theirContinue reading “Calchess Scholastic Winter Chess Report”

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”

Fremont Chess Schools Set New Standard for Success

Have you ever heard of Fremont, California? Chances are, if you follow scholastic chess in the United States, you have. Schools from Fremont have historically used schools from other California cities as punching bags in the local scholastic chess arena. Recently, there has been a major effort made in exposing the rest of the United States to California’s best kept chess secret. InContinue reading “Fremont Chess Schools Set New Standard for Success”