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


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 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 for details.

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;; (520) 577-6799.