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16th ANNUAL MID-SOUTH SUMMER CHESS CAMP, JUNE 11 - 17, 2017
– A PREMIER CHESS CAMP - ALL AGES AND ALL LEVELS:
Accepting residential and commuter students,
Mid-South Chess Camp is centrally located in Memphis, TN on the
beautiful campus of Lausanne Collegiate School. Camp instructors
include GM Alexander Stripunsky, GM Alex Onischuk, GM Joel
Benjamin, IM Jake Kleiman, IM Teddy Coleman, IM-Elect Parker Zhao, NM
Nolan Hendrickson, Expert Jennie Liu, Expert Amey Pasarkar, and Early
Childhood Instructor Dr. Andre Duvall. These instructors
represent years of extensive, successful chess coaching and are considered
among the best in the country. We divide our campers into small groups
according to age and level of play, each with a counselor. This is an
exciting and intensive, yet fun, chess camp, with multiple hours of age and
level appropriate instruction, combined with special activities including
sports, interactive chess play, and optional evening activities. Our
Instructors rotate throughout the day --- what a difference this makes ---
! Camp includes Sunday afternoon opening orientation/reception for parents
and campers, a unique camp designed t-shirt, trophy, autographed certificate,
group photo, daily souvenir, evening Grandmaster simul, and concludes
with an awards/closing ceremony followed on Saturday, June 17th with free entry
to a camp tournament. Experience the TOP QUALITY of Mid-South Chess
and its 16th Annual Summer Chess Camp. DON'T MISS OUT!!! For more
information and to register, visit our website www.shelbycountychess.com/current-event.html or
call us at 901.276.4663.
- PRE-CAMP: The US Amateur South Chess Championship will be
held in Memphis at Lausanne Collegiate School, same campus as our camp, on June
10 - 11, 2017, ending just as camp orientation begins. Registration and info at shelbycountychess.com.
17th Annual Castle Chess
Camp, June 11-16, 2017, 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 2016 camp
included GM's Varuzhan Akobian, Julio Becerra, John Fedorowicz, Irina Krush,
Daniel Naroditsky, Magesh Panchanathan, and Gregory Serper, many of whom are
expected to be back with us for 2017. The camp is followed by the Castle Chess
Grand Prix tournament (G/120, d/10), June 16-18, offering $13,500 in guaranteed
Castle Chess 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 no campers under age 10 will be accepted. 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,
www.castlechess.org or email [email protected]
23rd Annual Denver Rocky Mountain Chess Camps: June 12-16, 2017 (Denver) – full and half day options - and July 10-12, 2017 (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
Western Invitational Chess Camp – July 9-13, 2017: STRONGEST
CHESS CAMP IN THE UNITED STATES, LOCATED IN TUCSON, ARIZONA.
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 (mostly chess and some non-chess activities). Following camp is
local tournament – Ye Olde Pueblo Open (Grand Prix tournament) – July 14-16,
2017 at same hotel as camp.
Ratings/Groups: Camp is
divided into groups based on ratings. Top Group generally is 2100+.
2016 Camp: 21
players rated over 2100!! Total of 38 players rated over
1900! Minimum rating required is 1500 USCF (limited exceptions to
rating requirement if approved by camp organizer).
2017 Camp Instructors: GM Melik
Khachiyan, GM Julio Sadorra, 2 more GMs to be added, IM John Bartholomew, IM
Danny Rensch, IM-Elect Robby Adamson, IM-Elect Joel Banawa, WFM Liulia Cardona,
plus a few to be added.
Registration will be available at www.events4chess.com.
More information on camp including PDF flyer and PDF camp forms available under
registration tab at camp website below.
Meal Plan. A meal
plan will be available through the hotel.
Sharing. Student sharing of hotel rooms may be available. Contact
Camp Director for details.
location: Tucson El Conquistador, 10000 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ – 4
page: Like us at www.facebook.com/westerninvitational
Adamson, Camp Director; [email protected]; (520)
OleChessCamp 2017 - Our 13th Year - with six sections tailored to Adult & Youth Campers of all ages!
16 - 21 at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, 30 minutes south of
by a 1-day US Chess rated tournament July 16
Junior Open and U.S. Senior Open follow the camp, July 21-23
Limited to the first 125
OleChess is tailored to provide the best chess experience
to each camper, from novice through master, youth through adult. It’s are
recognized as some of the most experienced and finest instructors in the
country, not just as strong chessplayers.
The camp provides five solid days of chess instruction,
including two simuls, and several evening chess and non-chess activities.
Depending upon the student's
needs, the camp provides superb chess instruction along with fun
events to keep the campers fresh, or alternatively additional masterly
instruction for the campers looking for the most intense experience.
This year the camp
has the additional benefit of being followed immediately by the U.S. Junior
Open and U.S. Senior Open. This is a
great opportunity to combine a national caliber camp with a national
We can't summarize all of our important features in this
small space, but here are some of our key features -- please visit our website
at http://go.stolaf.edu/olechess to
learn more about the camp.
Camp sections tailored to adults and youth
Opening night simul with class instructor provides
mutual introductions and insures students are in the "best-fit" class
Daily "championship tournament" game
followed by instructor analysis
Three classes of chess instruction per day with
breaks in addition to meal breaks
Evening events include: sports, bowling, blitz
chess, bughouse, quick chess
Evening chess lectures by Grandmasters for
advanced students; topics at http://go.stolaf.edu/olechess
search on “Lecture”
The Survivor Simul on Friday morning - which
many have described as the most unique and fun chess event at any camp
Individual evaluations and feedback for students
on Friday along with the closing ceremonies
Highly experienced instructional staff considered
not only top players, but among the top instructors in the country
Experienced campers often refer to us as the
"chessiest" of the national caliber camps
St. Olaf campus, ranked among the most beautiful
in the country, includes modern teaching facilities
Stav Hall, ranked among the best campus food
service in the country
The camp sections include:
our core camp for campers of all ages
Intensive Study-Adult Fundamentals for
the novice to mid-level adult (only)
for the experienced Youth player rated 1500 or up to the highest levels
Study-Adult for the experienced Adult (of any level) or very serious
youth student rated 1700 and up
Study-Master Class for the very serious student ranked 2000 and up
for the adult who is escorting a camper and who wants to better understand
instructors include: GM Gregory Kaidanov, GM Alex Yermolinsky, GM Yury
Shulman, GM Alex Goldin, GM Dmitry Gurevich, WGM Camilla Baginskaite, FM/FT
Kevin Bachler, LM Ken Wallach, NM Dane Mattson and EX Dane Zagar. Additional
staff will be added as needed.
For more information on OleChess or to register, see http://go.stolaf.edu/olechess or our
Facebook page - search on "OleChess"
For questions contact [email protected]
or the St. Olaf Camps office at [email protected]
placement in any section or class is up to camp instructional staff. Campers are placed in classes
based on many criteria, including strength, age, gender, general make-up of
class, experience of instructor, experience of student(s) and other
factors. The goal is to obtain the best fit to maximize the potential for
School-Summer 2017 Grandmaster Camp
Location: Karpov Chess School, 106 S. Main St,
Contact Email: Anna James, Director, [email protected]
The Karpov Chess School summer chess camp is
designed for chess players of all strengths and level of experience, ages 6 to
adult, who want to improve their game while enjoying the company of fellow
Grandmaster Timur Gareyev will be the chief
instructor for the 5 day summer camp. Timur is one of the top
Grandmasters in the United States and is known for his incredible ability to
play multiple chess games while blindfolded. Gareyev set a world record
playing 48 blindfolded games in December 2016. After checking in and orientation on Sunday evening, the
campers will begin with a simultaneous game with Grandmaster Timur Gareyev.
Each day of the camp includes two 90-minute
instructional sessions, at least one round of a G/30 tournament with individual
game analysis, 90 minutes of supervised free time (swimming, soccer, tennis,
etc...), and various chess activities (Simul,
Bughouse, Blitz, Movies) in the evening.
Campers will be divided into groups of 8-12
members and assigned a supervising teacher who will be responsible for tracking
their progress throughout the camp. A rotating instructional schedule allows
campers to study with several members of the staff during the week. Participants are supervised on and off the field by our
trained staff of counselors and coaches (24-hour supervision). The camp
will end with an awards ceremony Friday
The Karpov Chess School reserves the right to substitute an
instructor with one of equal stature in the unlikely event of a conflict of
schedules or illness.
Chief Instructor for Grandmaster Camp is
Grandmaster Timur Gareyev.
On-Site Registration: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July
16, at Karpov Chess School (106 S. Main, Lindsborg, KS)
Supervision: Participants will be closely supervised both on and off the
field by Karpov Chess School staff, counselors and coaches. There will be
24-hour supervision by Karpov Chess School staff.
Eligibility: K-12 students, College Students,
adults. - Students, aged 8 years or younger, who wish to stay in the dorms will
need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Prices for the 2017 GRANDMASTER CAMP
Basic Tuition Fee: (Includes GM Instruction,
T-Shirt, Meals and Lodging, and Pool Pass, Only) - $750.00
GM Instruction, Only: $400.
Lodging at the Bethany College Dorms, Only: $200.00
Meals, Only: $150.00
Key Deposit: $25.00 (Refundable) Check payable
to Bethany College.
Linen Fee: $25.00
- Returning Campers (2016)
- Early Registration by April
30, 2017, deduct $50
- Family Discounts: deduct $50
for a second family member and $75 for a third or more additional family
Deposit: $100.00 Non-refundable at time of
Visit our website for more information http://anatolykarpovchessschool.org/chesscamps.html
You can find the registration form at http://anatolykarpovchessschool.org/chesscamps/campregistrationform.html