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California Remembers Emory Tate

November 9, 2015
Today I had the sad honor of hosting a memorial event for International Emory Tate. This West Coast tribute to Emory was attended by many of his best friends and students. It was an inspirational afternoon and everyone who attended left with a better understanding of the man we were fortunate to befriend. At the end of the event, I announced a Torres Chess and Music Academy Scholarship in Emory’s name and also pledged to help Eric Schiller keep Emory’s memory alive through a new book about his life and games. I am deeply grateful to Janine Tate, James Paquette, Eric Schiller and Achiever Institute for their fantastic job helping me to organize such a moving tribute.
Below is the program from Emory’s memorial for those who were not able to attend today’s tribute:
 Microsoft PowerPoint - Tate Memorial Program2.pptx
Tate Memorial Program p2
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Chess Classes in Fremont, California

August 22, 2014

FREMONT ACHIEVER CHESS TEAM: August 23rd through October 25th

Brought to you by The Achiever Institute and the Torres Chess and Music Academy, a non-profit organization

 

Children at Achiever Institute focusing hard at chess.

Children at Achiever Institute focusing hard at chess.

 

The Fremont Achiever Chess Team chess program meets every Saturday from 1:00 until 3:00, beginning August 23, 2014.

Held at The Achiever Institute.

43475 Ellsworth St. Fremont, CA 94539

Register at Achiever this Saturday

 

The Fremont Achiever Chess Team has a very special chess program taught by the nationally renowned chess instructors from the Torres Chess and Music Academy.  This course will provide experienced tournament players with instruction that will quickly increase their ability and understanding of chess. In addition, we will also teach newer students the skills necessary to excel in competitive chess. Participants will begin their afternoon by participating in an exciting chess class taught by the top chess instructors from the area. Students will then play 1 USCF rated chess game as part of the ongoing tournament and receive 1-on-1 analysis of their play. Lower rated players will play at g/30 time controls while higher rated players will be using g/45. Every five weeks, the tournament will be reported to the USCF in order to be rated. All participants must be members of the USCF. If your child is not a member, your child can join or renew their USCF membership at the first meeting.

The tuition for this program is $180 for ten weeks.

Drop-In for a single class for $20.

If you miss the first week or inform us during registration that you will be missing a week we will prorate the tuition. No refund will be given for unscheduled student absences.

The Torres Chess and Music Academy Has Big Plans for Fremont

October 23, 2013

The President of the TCAMA reports on an upcoming Open House Event in Northern California.

Fremont, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2013

On November 2, 2013, the Torres Chess and Music Academy will be having its annual Open House in Fremont, California. The TCAMA Open House allows children the opportunity to take part in an afternoon of classes with the Torres Chess and Music Academy. The festivities will begin at 1:00 pm at Achiever Institute in Fremont with an exciting hour long chess lesson. Directly following the lesson, children will be treated to a brief classical guitar concert by Doug Torres. After the concert, the children will be paired up to play a rated game of chess against one other opponent. Once the game concludes, Torres Chess and Music Academy teachers will explain to the players where they could have made better chess moves and how to avoid making the same mistakes again. Chris Torres will then advise all interested parents on the best course of action for improving the chess skills of their children.

Since 1998, Chris Torres has been providing his critically acclaimed chess instruction to children in the San Francisco Bay Area. Widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the popularity of scholastic chess in the Silicon Valley, Chris Torres has also taught numerous national champions including the 2013 National Elementary Chess Championship team from Mission San Jose Elementary School. With fifteen years of teaching experience under his belt, Chris Torres looks forward to helping even more children achieve their chess goals this school year.

Doug Torres has been teaching classical guitar at Ohlone College in Fremont since 1969. Doug’s guitar work has been a part of numerous acclaimed recordings and many of his former students now are professional guitarists themselves. Well versed in all styles of guitar performance, Doug has also won the national championship on his steel guitar and authored several guitar instruction books.

A growing mountain of evidence is now available proving that chess and music are beneficial activities for children. Hundreds of university studies and even brain scans demonstrate the effectiveness of the Torres Chess and Music Academy approach at making children smarter. Chris Torres believes that: “It is beyond coincidence that chess and music produce child prodigies with a much greater frequency than that of other intellectual pursuits. While there is no theoretical necessity to explain why this should be so, I am quite comfortable in stating that chess and music ameliorate the rapidly maturing frontal lobe of the child’s brain by providing the adequate challenge that it requires to achieve its fullest potential.”

The TCAMA Open House at Achiever Institute in Fremont is an ideal opportunity for Bay Area residents to enjoy both chess and classical music with their families. There is no charge for admission and snacks will be provided for all attendees. Those interested in attending should RSVP by sending an email to hello(at)achieverinstitute(dot)org or by calling the Achiever Institute at 510-226-6161.

source PRweb

Chess students in Fremont get exciting lessons from Chris Torres.

Chess students in Fremont get exciting lessons from Chris Torres.

 

 

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Preview 5

June 12, 2013

There are many reasons why the Fremont Summer Chess Camp at Mission San Jose Elementary School is the perfect choice for your child. One, however, has little to do with chess.

Students who attend the Mission San Jose Elementary School Summer Chess Camp in Fremont will receive an exclusive deal from the Achiever Institute. The Achiever Institute, Fremont’s premier after school learning center, has teamed up with the Torres Chess and Music Academy to provide after camp care for all Fremont Summer Camp students who desire it. For only $10/hour, the Achiever Institute will allow your child to attend all the age-level courses Achiever offers starting at 3:00 when our chess camp gets out. Children who use this option will take part in several of the enrichment opportunities Achiever offers from instructors who are at the top of their respective fields. In addition, chess campers will also receive additional training from Chris Torres

Students studying chess at the Achiever Institute in Fremont, California.

Students studying chess at the Achiever Institute in Fremont, California.

while he teaches his regularly scheduled chess classes at the Achiever Institute. The Torres Chess and Music Academy is excited to offer its summer camp students this exclusive opportunity. Sign up today at: http://chessandmusic.com/applications/view?id=3

Fremont Winter Chess Camp

December 4, 2010

As soon as your child has finished his/her last round at the Calchess State Grade Level Championship be sure to sign them up for The Fremont Achiever Winter Chess Camp.  This popular winter chess camp is brought to you by the talented teachers at the Torres Chess and Music Academy, a non-profit organization. Students of Chris Torres are consistently winning both state and national championships! 

The Fremont Achiever Winter Chess Camp is a special chess program designed and taught by nationally renowned chess instructor Chris Torres.  This class will provide chess players with instruction that will quickly increase their ability and understanding of chess. The Fremont Achiever Winter Chess Camp will meet December 20-23 from 10:00am until 2:00pm.

Students will begin their day by participating in an hour long chess class taught by Chris Torres. Next, students will play 1 USCF rated chess game as part of a rated tournament and receive analysis of their play.  After a lunch break, there will be another round of the tournament followed by another lesson. All participants must be members of the USCF. If your child is not a member, your child can join or renew their USCF membership at the first meeting, or by going to uschess.org/

For $3 per day lunch can be provided, or students can bring their own lunches. The Achiever Institute also offers extended care for those who need it for $7 – $10 per hour. EXTENDED CARE MUST REGISTER THROUGH ACHIEVER.

Parents, please feel free to ask any questions you may have about this wonderful chess opportunity. I will be at the Calchess State Grade Level Championship providing coaching to many of the top performers or you can email me at chesslessons@aol.com.

The chess program will be offered December 20th through 23rd. The tuition for this program is $160 for one week.

The Achiever Institute is located at:

43475 Ellsworth St. Fremont, CA 94539

  

PAY ONLINE BY GOING TO:

http://chessandmusic.com/applications/view?id=3

Checks should be made payable to The TCAMA.

16691 Colonial Trail, Lathrop, CA 95330

(209) 234–2862  

chessandmusic.com

No refund will be given for unscheduled student absences.

For more information on the Achiever Institute please visit: achieverinstitute.org.

Fremont Achiever Chess Team

November 8, 2009

Today was the start of the Fremont Achiever Chess Team. Our group will meet every Saturday from 1:00 until 3:00 at the Achiever Institute in Fremont. This program is aimed at the serious young chess player who aspires to improve his/her game through hard work and practice. Each week we will play one rated game as part of an ongoing tournament.  Below is a copy of Luke Zhao’s first USCF rated game. Congratulations to Luke on winning his first game.

[Event “Fremont Achiever Chess Team”]
[Site “Fremont (achiever)”]
[Date “2009.11.07”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Sui, Albert”]
[Black “Zhao, Luke”]
[Result “0-1”]
[PlyCount “106”]
[TimeControl “g30”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Na5 5. O-O Bb4 6. Nd5
Nxd5 7. exd5 c6  8. Bd3 cxd5 9. Nxe5 O-O 10. Qh5 g6 11. Qh3 Qg5 12. Re1 Qf6  13. c4 Bc5 14. Re2
dxc4 15. Nxc4 d5 16. Ne3 Bxh3 17. gxh3  Qg5+ 18. Kf1
Rae8 19. b4 Bxb4 20. Bb5 Re4 21. d3 Re5 22. Ng4 Qh4 23. Nxe5 a6 24. Bd7
Bc3 25. Rb1 Qf6 26. f4 g5  27. f5  Bxe5 28. Rg2
Rd8 29. Bxg5 Qd6 30. Be7+ Kh8 31. Bxd6 Bxd6 32. Ba4 b5 33. Bc2 b4 34. d4 Rb8
35. f6 Nc4  36. Re1 Na5 37. Re3 Nc4 38. Reg3 Bxg3
39. Rxg3 Re8  40. Ba4  Ne3+ 41. Ke1 Re6 42. Rg5 Rxf6
43. Bd7 Nf1 44. Rxd5 Nxh2 45. a4 b3 46. Kd1 b2
47. Kc2 Rf2+ 48. Kb1 Nf1 49. Ka2 Ng3 50. Bb5 Ne4 51. Bc6 Nc3+ 52. Ka3 b1Q
53. Rg5 Qb2# 0-1

FREMONT ACHIEVER CHESS TEAM

November 7th through January 30th

The Fremont Achiever Chess Team is brought to you by the Achiever Institute and the Torres Chess and Music Academy, a non-profit organization.

The Fremont Achiever Chess Team chess program meets every Saturday from 1:00 until 3:00, beginning November 7, 2009.

The Fremont Achiever Chess Team has a very special chess program designed and taught by nationally renowned chess instructor Chris Torres.  This class will provide experienced tournament players with instruction that will quickly increase their ability and understanding of chess. Participants will begin their afternoon by participating in an hour long chess class taught by Chris Torres. Students will then play 1 USCF rated chess game as part of the ongoing tournament and receive analysis of their play. All participants must be members of the USCF. If your child is not a member, your child can join or renew their USCF membership at the first meeting, or by going to uschess.org/

A USCF ID number is required in order to participate in the tournament.

For more information on the Torres Chess and Music Academy please visit chessandmusic.com.

The chess program will be offered every Saturday except for the dates listed below. The tuition for this program is $180 for ten weeks.

Checks should be made payable to The Achiever Institute.

43475 Ellsworth St. Fremont, CA 94539

(510) 226-6161 achieverinstitute.org

No refund will be given for unscheduled student absences.

There will be no class on 11/28, 12/26, and 1/2.

The last day of the Chess Team will be January 30, 2010.

PLEASE KEEP THESE DATES FOR YOUR RECORDS!!
FREMONT ACHEIVER CHESS TEAM

Name of child: ___________________________________________

Parents (Guardian) name(s):  ________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________

City: ___________________________   California Zip: __________

Telephone: (___)_________ E-mail: __________________________

School: ________________________________

Date of birth: ___/___/_____   Grade: _________________  

USCF ID: _________________   EXP: ___/___/_____  

This program is designed for tournament chess players.

1 $180.00 TOTAL PAID for ten weeks (11/7 – 1/30)

$_______ TOTAL PAID

I, hereby, as a Parent/Guardian of ______________________________ have read all the requirements and give my child permission to participate in the TCAMA Program held at the Achiever Institute. I recognize that this program is under the direction of the TCAMA and is no way connected to the Achiever Institute and only the TCAMA can be held legally responsible for this program.

Signature of parent or guardian: _______________________

Date: _____________

Please contact Chris Torres at (661) 699-8348 or at chesslessons@aol.com if you have any questions.

Please make the checks out to the Achiever Institute and mail them to:

The Achiever Institute

43475 Ellsworth St
Fremont, CA 94539

(510) 226-6161 achieverinstitute.org


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