A) Looking Back:
Top News of the 2009/2010 Year: Led by Sean Manross, Andres Kao, Sarah Young and
Yoo, Fullerton students
1) Chess Club sponsorship.
compiled an amazing record in two November
tournaments (see FLASH below)
2) Chess Workshops.
3) Susan Polgar Simult in August 2009. See Photos
4) Participation in Morrison and Staser
5) Fullerton City Championship. See Photos
Click here for full listing of the Fullerton
City Chess Champs from 2006 to 2009:
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
Tournament held at the Great Park on 11/20, and in the American
Tournament held in Los Angeles on November 28 - a truly remarkable
Troy senior Botao Jiang finished fourth to barely miss a 1-2-3 sweep of
by the Fullerton contingent.
In addition to Sean and Andrew, four other Fullerton students, all from
Elementary, participated in the Staser Scholastic Tournament. The
outstanding: Joshua Yoo and Sarah Young WON the 3d and 5th grade
with 4th grader Elvin Anam finishing third in his grade, and Aaron Yoo
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
Botao Jiang had at the LA American Open Scholastic. The article
Fullerton’s chess culture sponsored by the Fullerton Host Lions Club
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
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