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Historical Review of Lion sponsored Chess Activities:

A) Looking Back:

Archived News:

Top News of the 2009/2010 Year: Led by Sean Manross, Andres Kao, Sarah Young and Joshua Yoo, Fullerton students
compiled an amazing record in two November tournaments (see FLASH below)

    1) Chess Club sponsorship.

    2) Chess Workshops.

    3) Susan Polgar Simult in August 2009. See Photos

    4) Participation in Morrison and Staser Interscholastic Tournaments.

    5) Fullerton City Championship. See Photos
Click here for full listing of the Fullerton City Chess Champs from 2006 to 2009: city champs

Fullerton scholastic chess players compiled a remarkable record in November of 2009.  
The highlight: senior Sean Manross and sophomore Andrew Kao, both from
Sunny Hills High School, finished first and second BOTH in the Staser Scholastic
Tournament held at the Great Park on 11/20, and in the  American Open Scholastic
Tournament held in Los Angeles on November 28 - a truly remarkable achievement!  
Troy senior Botao Jiang finished fourth to barely miss a 1-2-3 sweep of the tournament
by the Fullerton contingent.

In addition to Sean and Andrew, four other Fullerton students, all from Laguna Road
Elementary, participated in the Staser Scholastic Tournament.  The results were
outstanding: Joshua Yoo and Sarah Young WON the 3d and 5th grade tournaments,
with 4th grader Elvin Anam finishing third in his grade, and Aaron Yoo finishing fourth
in a very tough and competitive 6th grade tournament.  

PLEASE NOTE:  A substantial article on page 8 of the Saturday 12/12 Local section of
the Orange County Register reported on the success Sean Manross, Andrew Kao and
Botao Jiang had at the LA  American Open Scholastic. The article describes how
Fullerton’s chess culture sponsored by the Fullerton Host Lions Club encouraged
Sean and Andrew to develop their chess skills, and contains entertaining quotes by
Sean on how he views the game. On-line version appeared on Friday, 12/11 and can
be viewed at

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