Tournament Prep Camp
Who: Full day option only, Intermediate and Advanced students only .
What : Chess Camp
When: August 7-9, Mon- Wed., 9am-4pm.
Where: Boulder Country Day School at 4820 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO 80301
Price: $225 for new and recurring members
Registration: Online Registration only
Additional Camp Details:
Chess Camp will run from August 7th-9th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day at Boulder County Day Private School located at 4820 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO 80301. Participants should bring their own lunches, snacks, beverages, chess sets, and chess clocks. Food will not be provided. Lunch break is 12-1 each day, and we will have multiple snack breaks throughout the day.
Participants will be divided into groups of similar ability. Each group will follow a different curriculum suited to the skill level of its members. Student to staff ratio averages 8:1. Though there will not be an ongoing tournament, we will have many other activities and potential prizes that your campers may earn. Due to the advanced nature of the content, this camp will be available to INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED PLAYERS ONLY (Bishops' group through Kings' group). Topics will include:
- Repertoire Selection: Which openings should you learn that fit your playing style? Should you learn the aggressive King's Gambit or the more concrete Ruy Lopez?
- Predicting your Opponent's Plan: How can you understand and defuse your opponent's plan? How can you determine whose plan takes precedence, yours or your opponents?
- Computer Chess: What is the history of computers and chess? What was it like when Garry Kasparov was defeated by IBM's Deep Blue? What are the free chess programs that we can download today and how do they compare to their predecessors?
- Online Chess Resources: Which websites can improve my tournament play? On which websites can I play with other kids across the world? Is there a website where I can practice my tactics and endgames?
- Thinking Techniques: How can we more effectively solve tactical problems? Is there an algorithm (a series of steps) that I can follow to solve any tactical problem?
- Tournament Practice: We will practice G30 matches (ie. when each player has 30 minutes to play).
- Chess Clocks: How do you set all the different chess clocks? Clock setting competition included!
Because this is an experimental camp and the first we've offered in August, we must meet the minimum number of students for this camp to commence. All participants will be informed by Saturday night, August 5th, if the camp is a go or no go.
ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM: