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The following is an updated list of upcoming chess camp information.


13th Annual Mid-South Summer Chess Camp, 8-14 June 2014: 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, WGM Anna Sharevich, IM Teddy Coleman, and Early Childhood Instructor MM 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 13th Annual Summer Chess Camp. Don't miss out! A rated and unrated chess tournament will be held on Saturday, June 14th. Entry fee included with camp registration. For more information, visit our website or call us at 901.276.4663.

Note: The US Amateur South Chess Championship will be held in Memphis, June 7- 8, 2014, just before the camp.

20th Annual Denver Rocky Mountain Chess Camps: 9-13 June 2014 and 7-9 July 2014 (Denver) – full and half day options. 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 for details.

14th Annual Castle Chess Camp, 15-22 June 2014. 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 2013 camp included GM Varuzhan Akobian, GM Julio Becerra, GM John Fedorowicz, GM Magesh Panchanathan, GM Jesse Kraai, GM Irina Krush, and GM Gregory Serper. Many of them will be returning for 2014.

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 we do not accept campers younger than 10, and 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: or email

International Chess Academy “Master Camp” Under IM Sergey Grabuzov 10 Weeks from 23 June 2014 to 29 August 2014 Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For students rated 1400, and higher, IM Grabuzov’s expert training camp offers class level players the opportunity to accelerate their development towards becoming expert level players. Daily activities include: Five hours of chess training, sports, classical time control tournaments, as well as blitz. Visit for more information (price information and a more detailed schedule).

International Chess Academy Scholastic Chess Camp With WGM Tatiana Grabuzova, and WFM Hana Itkis 10 Weeks from 23 June 2014 to 29 August 2014. 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 for more information, pictures, and registration form.

2014 All Star Summer Chess Training School 23-27 June 2014 and 4-8 August 2014 FIDE Trainer and Senior Master Lou Mercuri announces the 13th annual All Star Chess Training School to be held at the Brigham Community Center in Newton Massachusetts (just outside of Boston) the weeks of June 23 to June 27 and August 4 to August 8 2014. For serious improving players between the ages of 8 and 16. Annual top ratings are players rated 1800-2000. Please see the flyer for program details. In addition, please feel free to contact Mr. Mercuri at or at 781.373.1375 for more information.

Intensive Elite Chess Training With GM Alexander Chernin, GM Alexander Stripunsky, GM Tamaz Gelashvili and GM Sergey Kudrin starting 7 July 2014 Running for three weeks starting on the 7th of July, 2014. In business for over a decade, our GM camp attracts the best chess players from all over Europe and the United States. Daily activities include: Five hours of chess training with the world’s best coaches, two hours of tennis with professional tennis instructors and soccer matches every night. Rating requirements: Group 1 > 2100; Group 2 > 1800. For more information please visit our website at and look for 2014 summer camp or call / e-mail Diana Tulman 201.287.0250

11th Annual Western Invitational Chess Camp – 13-17 July 2014: 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 18-20, 2014 at same hotel as camp. Ratings/Groups: Camp is divided into groups based on ratings. Top Group is 2100+. 2013 Camp featured 19 players over 2100!! Plus another 22 students divided into two groups rated between 1900-2099. Minimum rating required is 1500 USCF (limited exceptions to rating requirement if approved by camp organizer. 2014 Camp Instructors: GM Alejandro Ramirez, GM Melik Khachiyan, GM Julio Sadorra, GM Alexander Yermolinsky, IM John Bartholomew, IM Levon Altounian, IM Danny Rensch, and IM-Elect Robby Adamson. Camp location: Tucson El Conquistador, 10000 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ – 4 star resort. Contact: Robby Adamson, Camp Director;; 520.577.6799