U.S. Chess Mates - 2011 Chess Team
2011 was the first year we held chess team sponsored by Learning Bee Learning
Center. Since it was our first year playing in rated tournaments with our new team we
could only qualify for 1 section at the state championships. We took 7 students last
year (2011) to the state championships and we had 2 children win 5 out of 5 games,
another with 4 out of 5 and the rest won 2 out of 5. That is a huge accomplishment
especially since these students were new to the rated section. They played in the
largest section of the tournament and along with there individual accomplishments the
students won 1st place as a team in the 1-3 grade section 1.
This year (2012) our chess team has a full 24 members and we will be competing in
over 7 sections with an average team rating of around 1200. Our team consists of pre
kinders all the way to 6th graders.
2011 Chess Team
Carrie Emily Varun
Arjun Dhruv Ashwath
Riya Aditya Vivek
Coach Steve and Coach Emma
U.S. Chess Mates - 2012 Chess Team
| 2012 Chess Team
Coach Steve, Bolong and Justin
U.S. Chess Mates - 2013 Chess Team
Chess team is a program designed by U.S. Chess Mates to deliver advanced chess education and instruction. There are no
qualifications for chess team - unlike other local chess teams we will accept any child and it will be our job to make them
an advanced player, however we do limit the size of our class to 24 students. Chess team is a special class in addition to
our other chess classes. To register for chess team please contact Steve at (510) 648-2147 or CLICK HERE
Chess team meets for at least two hours a week. We meet 9am - 11am every Saturday with the exception of tournament
weekends which are the 3rd weekend of each month held at Learning Bee Learning Center.
|2013 State Championship April 27, 28
Results Coming Soon.
Coach Steve and Coach Josh
2012 Chess Team filled fast with many new students and 90% returning from last
year. In addition to the team we have added two new coaches. Coach Justin and
Coach Bolong. This year we will be competing in 7 sections at the state
championships and expect a decent out come. Coach Bolong is a China National
Life Master and has a current rating of 2370. Coach Justin is a local favorite beating
chess players as high as 2000. His specialty is opening and traps.
participating in the State Championship Chess Tournament in Santa Clara. The
tournament thisyear was smaller than most years but we still had big success. We
ended up winning many trophies and placing 1st, 2nd and third in many sections.
To add to it our 2012 chess team won 1st in the kinder section, 1-3 section and the
6th grade sections. We had two students that went undefeated and taking the title as
state champion. David as a kinder and bharat as a 6th grader. Congrats to the
students, parents and our team. We had fun and look forward to next years
U.S. Chess Mates
|2012 - State Champion 1st place kinder section,
1st place grades 1-3 section 2,
Individual State Champions - undefeated 6th
grader Bharat I and undefeated David I
kindergarten state champion.
Providing professional and affordable chess instruction for over 13 years in Northern California
instruction to as many
children as possible".
|The goal of the chess team is:
"Play a serious game of chess, while having fun and focusing on the
enjoyment of the game. Win or lose we will smile and have FUN".