Monday, December 14, 2009

Dec. 12th event

Roshan won the Middle School section with a 4-0 score. Jack won the Elementary Section with a 3.5 score. Mason got the 5th place medal.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

1st Place!

The SMA team of Roshan, Madison, Jeremy & Chace came in first at Dec 5th tournament hosted by Windsor Park Elementary/ Collegiate High School

Roshan also got the 2nd place individual trophy.

Monday, November 16, 2009

2nd Place!

The SMA chess team had a great performance. We finished in 2nd place in the Middle School Division.
The tournament was held at Del Mar College and was sponsored by the Chula Vista Academy of Fine Arts/Collegiate High School & OCBCF

Monday, October 12, 2009

3rd Place!

The SMA chess team finished in 3rd place.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Del Mar Tournament - September 26

The SMA team had a great time and tied for 5th place, despite the the fact that we were a player short. (Team standings are based on the top 4 finishers from each school).

I am sure we will will have a full team for the next tournament. (Date to be determined)

We had a 12 students at the last chess class on September 23! The team is growing.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Wednedays SMA [3:30-4:30] Next Class May 19th

Future Tournaments
May 1

Past Tournaments

Apr 10

Primary-Elementary-Secondary Coastal Bend Championships - SMA

Middle School - 1st Place
Elementray - 3rd place

Feb 6

Collegiate High School Royal Tournament USCF Results

Middle School - 3rd Place
Elementray - 2nd place

Dec 5 Share Your Christmas hosted by Windsor Park 1st Place
Nov 14 Chula Vista 2nd Place
Oct 17 Catholic Central 3rd Place
Sep 26 OCBCF Fall Tournament at Del Mar College Tie for 5th

Thursday, August 27, 2009


My name is Ivan and I am Roshan's dad. Roshan is a 6th grader at SMA.

I love the game of chess and have been playing for a long time. Last year I coached Roshan's school chess team & we had a lot of fun leaning the game & competing in tournaments. I would like to do the same at SMA. This is a link to the blog I created last year: Click here.

The benefits of kids learning the game have been well documented. Here is information from the USCF (United States Chess Federation) : Click Here

The following link : Click here is a great resource where kids (and adults) can learn the game at his or her own pace. I would like all the kids in the team to go through the lessons in order.

My plan is to meet once a week and compete in local chess tournaments. The first event is on September 19th. This event is a beginner event for kids that have not competed in USCF events.

If you have any questions please leave them as comments below.