Chess Camps
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The following is an updated list of upcoming chess camp information. If you have chess camp information you want posted here please email it to Joan DuBois jdubois@uschess.org.

 


Fountain Valley, CA - Chess Camp starts Feb 28th

You'll see real improvement in your child's school work while they're having fun learning the secrets of good chess, sportsmanship, fair play and strategy. Our Chess Camps run for 4 weekends, Sat & Sun 8am to 5pm with a half hour for lunch, which is provided.Our next camp Starts Feb 28th/Mar 1.

Just $399+tax for all 8 sessions, in 4 Spring weekends  Feb 28th/Mar 1 -- March 7/8 - 22/23 - 29/30.

You can reach Coach Mark directly at 909-930-9159

Sign up today at

http://www.ThatsAmorePhotography.com/ChessChamps


14th ANNUAL MID-SOUTH SUMMER CHESS CAMP, JUNE 7 - 13, 2015: THE PREMIER CHESS CAMP OF THE SOUTH, FOR ALL AGES AND ALL LEVELS, IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE. Accepting both residential and commuter students, this camp is centrally located in Memphis, Tennessee and held on the beautiful campus of Lausanne Collegiate School. The camp instructors include GM Alexander Stripunsky, GM Alex Onischuk, GM Joel Benjamin, IM Teddy Coleman, NM Nolan Hendrickson, Expert Jennie Liu, and Early Childhood Instructor Dr. Andre Duvall. These instructors, who represent years of extensive chess coaching experience, are considered among the best in the country. We divide our campers into small groups according to age and ability each with a counselor to monitor their every move. 
This is a whirlwind five and a half day, fun and excitement-filled chess camp with hours of age and level appropriate instruction, combined with special activities including sports, interactive chess play, and optional evening chess and sport activities. Instructors rotate throughout the day - what a difference this makes! Camp includes Sunday afternoon opening reception and orientation for parents and campers and simul with the instructors and a unique camp designed t-shirt, trophy, autographed certificate, group photo and daily souvenir. Camp concludes with an awards and closing ceremony. Come experience the top quality of Mid-South Chess and its 14th Annual Summer Chess Camp. Don't miss out! Camp chess tournament will be held on Saturday, June 13th. Entry fee included with camp registration. For more information, visit our website www.chesscamp.us or call us at 901.276.4663. 

Note: The US Amateur South Chess Championship will be held in Memphis at Lausanne Collegiate School, June 6-7, 2015, just before the beginning of the camp. 


 21st Annual Denver Rocky Mountain Chess Camps: June 8-12, 2015 (Denver) – full and half day options - and July 6-8, 2015 (Denver). All abilities and ages. 8:1 Staff-Student ratio. Three 2-day chess camps are also offered throughout the summer in Englewood for specific ability levels. Participants will be taught scorekeeping, etiquette, tournament preparation, logical thinking and strategic planning for all the phases of the game. Learn from nationally-recognized Denver Chess Master and author of Teaching Chess in the 21st Century, Chess Workbook for Children, and Chess Strategy Workbook, Todd Bardwick. Call 303.770.6696 or visit www.ColoradoMasterChess.com for details.


12th Annual Yury Shulman Summer Chess Camp 2015:

June 8th-12th and June 15th-19th, 2015 & July 13-17 and July 20-24 - see locations below.


Full day 9am - 4 pm and half day (9am-12 pm or 1 pm-4 pm) options. 

Previous years teaching Grandmasters: Chess Camps 2004-2015: GM Yury Shulman, GM Alex Onischuk, GM Gregory Kaidanov, GM Boris Avrukh, GM Var Akobian, GM Alex Goldin, GM Dmitry Gurevich, GM Mesgen Amanov, GM Igor Novikov.

Chess camp information: Small groups of around 10 students. Grandmasters and instructors rotate between groups. Students will play in a tournament. Special Events such as: bughouse, blitz, puzzle contest, gym and outdoors! Beginners are welcome! The last day of camp: Pizza for everyone and Awards! Earlier drop off and later pick up available for an additional $10/hour.

Special discounts: Register before March 1st and receive an Early Bird 20% discount! $339 for full day, $219 for half day. Every participant who attends two or more camps is eligible for an additional 10% discount!

Camps locations:

June 8-12, June 15-19 at  St. Nectarios  Church, 133 S. Roselle Rd., Palatine, IL 60067.

July  13-17 and  July 20-24 at Barrington High School, 616 West Main Street, Barrington, IL  60010. 

Contact: Yury Shulman chesswob@gmail.com or visit www.shulmanchess.com/summer-chess-camp-2015 for more details.

 


 

15th Annual Castle Chess Camp, June 14-19, 2015, at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Castle Chess Camp is a nationally renowned program of chess instruction featuring some of the strongest scholastic players and top ranked instructors in the nation. Our staff of instructors for the 2015 camp will include GM Varuzhan Akobian, GM Julio Becerra, GM John Fedorowicz, GM Irina Krush, GM Daniel Naroditsky, GM Magesh Panchanathan, and GM Gregory Serper. The camp is followed by the Castle Chess Grand Prix tournament (35/90, SD/30, d/5), June 21-22, offering $12,000 in guaranteed prizes!

Castle Camp is instructive, rewarding, and it’s a lot of fun, but it’s not for everyone. We are a full-immersion experience, with chess literally from early morning until after sunset. It requires not only chess skills, but a certain amount of stamina. For that reason resident campers must be age 10, and commuter campers age 9. There is also a minimum USCF rating required. Camp always fills up early, so be sure to register early. For more information, please visit our website at: www.castlechess.org or email info@castlechess.org. 



International Chess Academy Scholastic Chess Camp With GM Sergey Kudrin, WGM Tatiana Grabuzova, and WFM Hana Itkis

 

10 Weeks from 6/22/2015 to 8/28/2015. Our longest running camp provides younger school children the opportunity to experience the joy of competitive chess, and the insane off the wall fun of summer.  Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 3:00 pm. – half day; or 9 am to 5 pm – full day. We offer a 5:1 student – teacher / instructor ratio, prizes and trophies for tournaments and various (including sports!) competitions, camp T-shirts and insane levels of FUN! On-going chess tournaments (USCF rated) every afternoon. Among our teachers are professional chess coaches from Moscow. Visit our website (look under summer camps) at www.icanj.net for more information, pictures, and registration form.

 


ICA-International Chess Academy &

Long Island ChessMates - www.lichessmates.com

& 64 Squares Academy 


Elite training summer program with a star-studded coaching staff Summer’ 2015

 

Exceptional Coaching Line-up

GM Artur Yusupov - GM Alex Chernin - GM Gennady Sagalchik

 

Overview

- Chess instruction with distinguished coaches – chess intensive schedule

- Small groups -Top group starts at 2200+

- Instructional tennis / recreational soccer and kickball

- High staff to student ratio: Coaches, Counselors, RAs

- Medical Service

- Residential (room & board on campus) and Commuter options: Residential: ages 10 - 17, Commuter: ages 8+ 

  

Dates for Summer 2015
Session 1: July 6 -10

Session 2: July 13 - 17

 

Location

Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, CT 

Located in Central New England, Cheshire Academy is within driving distance to both New York City and Boston, and is close to multiple international airports


Head Coaches

Artur Yusupov and Alex Chernin are renowned authors, former world's top- 10, and who, today, are considered some of the world’s best coaches. Once mentored by Mark Dvoretsky, they carry on the best traditions of Dvoretsky's training methods. They also bring a unique experience as former World Championship contenders. 
GM Yusupov former world’s #3, served as a second to Vishi Anand and is currently Head Coach for the National Swiss Junior Team.


GM Chernin former coach of J.Polgar, F. Caruana, and other world class players, has been commissioned to train K. Troff, S. Sevian, J. Xiong, and A. Liang, very promising US juniors who are at the top of the world's rating charts in their respective age groups.
 

GM Sagalchik In 2014, coached by Mr. Sagalchik, three of the 64 Squares Academy students, perhaps more than from any other program, have qualified for the World's Youth with Evelyn Zhu winning 5th. A scholastic coach of two decades, GM Sagalchik trains his students starting very yearly in their careers, often from the Novice levels.

 

 

Cheshire Academy http://www.cheshireacademy.org/ 

Set in historic Cheshire, Connecticut, this 104-acre campus provides the ideal setting

Dining Hall - http://www.cheshireacademy.org/Page/Student-Life/Campus-Resources/Gideon-Welles-Dining-Hall

Campus - http://cdn.media56.whipplehill.net/ftpimages/246/misc/misc_119580.pdf

 

Transportation

By Car:  New Haven train station - 25min; Bradley International Airport, Hartford CT - 45min; NYC/ Northern NJ/ Long Island/JFK/LaGuardia/Newark: 1hr 45min - 2hrs; Boston - 2hrs;

To assist with travel arrangements, Cheshire Academy have coordinated with Limousines Plus located in Wolcott: 203-272-7712 or  www.limousinesplus.com  
Other local companies:
Metropolitan Livery - 203-444-4444, www.metrotaxict.com
Exclusive Car Service, Inc. - 877-695-4665,
www.mylimo5.com
-Please Note: arranging a round trip fare could offer a significant discount

 

Nearby Hotels

The Courtyard Marriot in Wallingford has been completely renovated from the lobby to the guest rooms and is less than 7 mi. away from Cheshire Academy. All Cheshire Academy guests receive a special discount by mentioning Cheshire Academy when booking on the phone or by booking using this link http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/HVNWA?corporateCode=12C

 

Americas Best Value Inn Cheshire/Meriden - 2mi

http://www.americasbestvalueinn.com/bestv.cfm?idp=2160   

For more information please contact the camp directors Gennady Sagalchik and Diana Tulman at: info@lichessmates.com or (516) 225-0600. 



12th Annual Western Invitational Chess Camp – July 12-16, 2015: STRONGEST CHESS CAMP IN THE UNITED STATES, LOCATED IN TUCSON, ARIZONA.

Overview of Camp: This camp is the strongest and most intense chess camp in the United States. There are 5 solid days of chess instruction, with evening activities (chess and non-chess activities). Following camp is local tournament – Ye Olde Pubelo Open – July 17-19, 2015 at same hotel as camp.

Ratings/Groups: Camp is divided into groups based on ratings.  Top Group is 2100+.

2015 Camp: 9 Masters and a total of 15 players rated over 2100!! Minimum rating required is 1500 USCF (limited exceptions to rating requirement if approved by camp organizer).

2015 Camp Instructors: GM  Alejandro Ramirez, GM Melik Khachiyan, GM Julio Sadorra, GM Alexander Ipatov, IM John Bartholomew, IM Danny Rensch, IM-Elect Robby Adamson, plus a few to be added.

Camp location: Tucson El Conquistador, 10000 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ – 4 star resort.

Contact: Robby Adamson, Camp Director; robzadamson@msn.com; (520) 577-6799. www.westernchesscamp.com