MSJE Wins The National Elementary Chess Championship Again!

The kids from the Mission San Jose Elementary School chess team have won the national championship title for grades k-6 at the 2013 USCF Super Nationals. Headed by coach Joe Lonsdale, the MSJE chess team became the first school in California history to win the National k-6 chess championship in 2009. Four years later, still under the guidance of coach Joe, they have done it again. This years championship

The National Champions from MSJE

The National Champions from MSJE

top scorers were Amit Sant with 5.5/7, Christopher Pan with 4/7, David Pan with 4/7 and Anjan Das with 3/7. I will share personal stories from the kids in my coming posts but for now it is time to celebrate.

 

Come and train with the National Champions at the 2013 MSJE Fremont Chess Summer Camp. Our summer camp is open to all school age children. Details can be found at the Torres Chess and Music Academy’s Website.

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22 Responses to “MSJE Wins The National Elementary Chess Championship Again!”

  1. Francisco Anchondo Says:

    Great job Joe!! What are you teaching them kids? Oh it must be that heavy hitting gambits and aggressive play. Your doing what has been said all along. “Aggressive play leads to feeble and weak play by the opponents and a majority of them will fumble in the defense of a great onslaught.Congratulations Francisco

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