Welcome to Hanley's Chess Academy (HCA)
Upcoming Big Events Calendar
(Even those who thought they wouldn't!)
1st Annual American Youth Chess Festival!
(January 16-17, 2015)
(January 18-19, 2015)
(Full details coming)
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Current HCA Students on
HCA Hall of Fame
Below are my students who have won National and State Championships.
|National Champions||Title||Tournament||State Champions||Title||Tournament|
|Joaquin Perkins||1st Grade Champion||Nat'l K-12 Grade Level; Orlando, FL; December 2010||Solomon Ge||2nd Grade Champion||No. CA Grade Level; Stockton, CA; November 2010|
|Ryan Perkovich||1st Place - Class "E"||US Open; Irvine, CA; August 2010|
|Kyle Perkovich||1st Place - Class "D"||US Open; Irvine, CA; August 2010|
|Joaquin Perkins||Kindergarten Champion||Nat'l K-12 Grade Level; Dallas, TX; December 2009|
|Joaquin Perkins||K- 3 Champion||Nat'l Youth Action; Irvine, CA.; December 2011|
|Joaquin Perkins, Edward Jin, Nico Webb, Ryan McCloskey,
Maddie Yee, Brad Orcutt
|K-3 Team Champions||Nat'l Youth Action; Irvine, CA.; December 2011|
|Joaquin Perkins||Champion, Under 8 Yrs. of Age, Perfect 5-0 Score||Nat'l Chess Congress; San Francisco, CA.; February 2012|
|Charles Tang||Champion, Under 16 Yrs. of Age||Nat'l Chess Congress; San Francisco, CA.; February 2012|
|Daniel Pascoe||Champion, 20/18 & Under Section||Nat'l Chess Congress; Irvine, CA.; March 2014|
|Elbert Zheng, Rohan Jeyanandarajan, Samarth Das||Team Champions, 6 & Under Section||Nat'l Chess Congress; Irvine, CA.; March 2014|
|Daniel Pascoe, Ben Quincey, Alex Wilde||Team Champions, 20/18 & Under Section||Nat'l Chess Congress; Irvine, CA.; March 2014|
Joe Hanley has been teaching chess to youth and adults for over 23 years. He went to college at Long Beach State and graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in 1991. Joe learned chess from his father when he was 8 years old. In Junior High, he was introduced to tournament chess by the well-known chess teacher Dewain Barber. Since then, Joe has held a lifelong passion for chess and believes wholeheartedly in the value of learning and playing chess.
Joe was a serious player in major chess competitions from 1978 and 2002. In 1991, he earned the title of United States Master from the U.S. Chess Federation. During this time, Joe won 64 games against master level (2200-2600 USCF) players including 2 Grandmasters and 6 International Masters (the 2 highest titles achievable in the world other than World Champion). Joe was the Champion of the Master section at the U.S. Open Championship in Hawaii in 1995, a tournament that had some of the best players in the US.
Through his years of chess playing, Joe was able to see first-hand how the game trains the mind for focusing, strategic thinking, problem-solving and critical analysis. These skills greatly enhance intellectual pursuits such as tackling complex math and technical subjects as well as impart life lessons of hard work, self-confidence and self-responsibility. From 2004-2006, Joe was a teacher of advanced math (pre-algebra, geometry and Algebra) at a private school in Cypress CA. In this capacity, Joe also found his love of teaching and coaching. For several years, Joe was a referee for water polo, swimming, and basketball. In 2002, he was invited by the NBA into its referee development program where he continued to referee minor league and college basketball until 2009.
In January 2008, Joe was able to combine both his love of chess and teaching by opening the Hanley Chess Academy (HCA). At HCA, Joe provides chess education and practice through private lessons, group classes, weekly tournaments, and training for major chess competitions. In the last 4 years, Joe has trained 7 Individual National Champions and one National Champion Team. His students include(d): Joaquin Perkins (winner of 4 titles in FL 2010, Texas 2009, Irvine 2011 and Burlingame 2012), Kyle Perkovich (1st place in the D section at the US Open in 2010), Ryan Perkovich (1st Place Class E in 2010), and Charles Tang (the Champion of 16 and Under att the National Chess Congress in 2012). Joe has also trained one team to a National Championship in December 2011.
To contact us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 714-925-3195.
Hanley's Chess Academy is located at 2091 Business Center Dr.,Suite 120, Irvine, CA. 92612. From the 405 freeway, exit MacArthur and go south to the 1st light. Make a U-turn and then a right at Business Center Dr. Go about a quarter of a mile and we are on the left hand side.