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2024 NYOS Summer Chess Camp

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Description: A full day, week-long chess camp hosted by NYOS Charter School.  Located on the north side of Austin, the camp is open to all scholastic chess players, and is run by Mr. Gary Gaiffe.

Campers will be broken into skill level groups.  Different topics will be covered depending on which group the camper is in.  From tactics to positional play, game analysis to variant play, the camp will be both instructional and entertaining.  The final day will include a camp-wide tournament.

Dates and Times:  July 15-19; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:           
NYOS Charter School
12301 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78753

Registration and Payment information:  View or download the camp registration flyer (coming soon!)

Questions:  Contact Gary Gaiffe at ggaiffe@att.net or 512-426-7841

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2024 St Andrews Chess Camp

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Description: A full-day, week-long chess camp, hosted by St. Andrew’s Episcopal School at their Shoal Creek Campus from June 24-28, 2024.  The camp will be run by Gary Gaiffe and a team of local chess instructors. All scholastic players are invited to register!

The Summer Camp Catalog will be available on 2/20/24.
Registration will be available at the link above.

Camp information – coming soon
Camp dates: Camp week #4, June 24 – June 28, 2024.
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Price: $TBD
Location: 31st St. Campus
Teacher: St. Andrew’s Summer Camp Specialist, Gary Gaiffe
Target audience: kids grades 2 – 8

Chess Camp includes formal instruction and play, plus a camp-wide tournament at the end of the week! Beginners learn basic chess theory, game objectives, piece movement, game and tournament rules. Intermediates study chess analysis and decision-making, tactics, checkmate patterns and tournament strategies. Advanced students are taught more sophisticated chess techniques and decision-making, complex tactics, calculated and intuitive sacrifices, opening and endgame analysis.

Contact instructor Gary Gaiffe, ggaiffe@att.net, 512-426-7841 with questions as to camp content and appropriateness for your students.

For all other questions, including those regarding registration procedures, please contact the Summer Camp office, summercamp@sasaustin.org..

Please visit the camp website before making inquiries. The website covers the topics of early arrival and aftercare, drop-off and pick-up, lunch and supervision, student conduct, class sizes, cancellation policy, and covid guidelines.

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Mathnasium Summer Chess Camp #5

Description: A full-day, week-long chess camp, hosted by the Cedar Park Mathnasium from August 5-9, 2024.  Featuring Certified National Master Paul Chaplin. All scholastic players are invited to register!

Each camp features five exciting days of an immersive chess environment and a fun-filled focus on a special featurette highlight (description below). Chess Camps hosted by Mathnasium are engaging and fun! Sign up early for lowest fees! Limited attendance – first come first served!  For more information, link to the the camp flyer (coming soon)!

Fantastic Finales: Game ending crescendos and on-point techniques are investigated. Middlegames and endgames are served up with clarity — reminding us of a famous Lasker quote, “The hardest game to win is a won game”.

Date and Time: 5th camp session: August 5-9, 2024, 8am – 3pm

Registration: To register, please fill out the registration form at (link coming soon!).   Instructions for turning in the registration form and making payment are on the form.

Location:
Cedar Park Mathnasium
13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste #100
Cedar Park, TX 78613

Questions:
Contact Cedar Park Mathnasium (new contact info coming soon) if you have questions about registering for this event. Contact Paul Chaplin (pschaplin@sbcglobal.net) if you have questions about chess content.

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Mathnasium Summer Chess Camp #4

Description: A full-day, week-long chess camp, hosted by the Cedar Park Mathnasium from July 22-26, 2024.  Featuring Certified National Master Paul Chaplin. All scholastic players are invited to register!

Each camp features five exciting days of an immersive chess environment and a fun-filled focus on a special featurette highlight (description below). Chess Camps hosted by Mathnasium are engaging and fun! Sign up early for lowest fees! Limited attendance – first come first served!  For more information, link to the the camp flyer (coming soon)!

World Class Chess: Historic titans and current digital-era chess maestros will be studied to inspire and amaze the students! Games selected  span 150+ years and feature players such as Morphy, Capablanca, Fischer, Kasparov, and, of course… Carlsen! 

Date and Time: 4th camp session: July 22-26, 2024, 8am – 3pm

Registration: To register, please fill out the registration form at (link coming soon!).   Instructions for turning in the registration form and making payment are on the form.

Location:
Cedar Park Mathnasium
13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste #100
Cedar Park, TX 78613

Questions:
Contact Cedar Park Mathnasium (new contact info coming soon) if you have questions about registering for this event. Contact Paul Chaplin (pschaplin@sbcglobal.net) if you have questions about chess content.

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Mathnasium Summer Chess Camp #3

Description: A full-day, week-long chess camp, hosted by the Cedar Park Mathnasium from July 8-12, 2024.  Featuring Certified National Master Paul Chaplin. All scholastic players are invited to register!

Each camp features five exciting days of an immersive chess environment and a fun-filled focus on a special featurette highlight (description below). Chess Camps hosted by Mathnasium are engaging and fun! Sign up early for lowest fees! Limited attendance – first come first served!  For more information, link to the the camp flyer (coming soon)!

Brilliancies & Howlers: Chess to excite! The most awesome games dazzle and entertain us … while others leave us confounded —shaking our heads! Students experience the best and the worst of times from crowd favorites such as Morphy and Tal to more modern stars such as Nakamura and Nepomniachtchi.

Date and Time: 3rd camp session: July 8-12, 2024, 8am – 3pm

Registration: To register, please fill out the registration form at (link coming soon!).   Instructions for turning in the registration form and making payment are on the form.

Location:
Cedar Park Mathnasium
13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste #100
Cedar Park, TX 78613

Questions:
Contact Cedar Park Mathnasium (new contact info coming soon) if you have questions about registering for this event. Contact Paul Chaplin (pschaplin@sbcglobal.net) if you have questions about chess content.

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Mathnasium Summer Chess Camp #2

Description: A full-day, week-long chess camp, hosted by the Cedar Park Mathnasium from June 17-21, 2024.  Featuring Certified National Master Paul Chaplin. All scholastic players are invited to register! SAVE THE DATE!!

Each camp features five exciting days of an immersive chess environment and a fun-filled focus on a special featurette highlight (description below). Chess Camps hosted by Mathnasium are engaging and fun! Sign up early for lowest fees! Limited attendance – first come first served!  For more information, link to the the camp flyer (coming soon)!

Check & Mate: The ultimate goal of the game is pursued with the replay and analysis of mesmerizing attacks conjured up by the great masters of today and of the past. Students add crushing mating nets, calculated king hunts and other game-ending attacks to their skills.

Date and Time: 2nd camp session: June 17-21, 2024, 8am – 3pm

Registration: To register, please fill out the registration form at (link coming soon!).   Instructions for turning in the registration form and making payment are on the form.

Location:
Cedar Park Mathnasium
13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste #100
Cedar Park, TX 78613

Questions:
Contact Cedar Park Mathnasium (new contact info coming soon) if you have questions about registering for this event. Contact Paul Chaplin (pschaplin@sbcglobal.net) if you have questions about chess content.

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Mathnasium Summer Chess Camp #1

Description: A full-day, week-long chess camp, hosted by the Cedar Park Mathnasium from June 3-8, 2024.  Featuring Certified National Master Paul Chaplin. All scholastic players are invited to register! SAVE THE DATE!!

Each camp features five exciting days of an immersive chess environment and a fun-filled focus on a special featurette highlight (description below). Chess Camps hosted by Mathnasium are engaging and fun! Sign up early for lowest fees! Limited attendance – first come first served!  For more information, link to the the camp flyer (coming soon)!

Wild Openings: With thousands of named variations available, students will discover the joy of preparing surprises for their opponents with tricky and uncharted play. Not just one-trick or trap-only opening ideas, but a deeper uncovering of useful ideas will be explored.

Date and Time: 1st camp session: June 3-7, 2024, 8am – 3pm

Registration: To register, please fill out the registration form at (link coming soon!).   Instructions for turning in the registration form and making payment are on the form.

Location:
Cedar Park Mathnasium
13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste #100
Cedar Park, TX 78613

Questions:
Contact Cedar Park Mathnasium (new contact info coming soon) if you have questions about registering for this event. Contact Paul Chaplin (pschaplin@sbcglobal.net) if you have questions about chess content.

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Austin Monthly Action Tournament – August

Rated 4SS in 2 sections; G/30, d5. This event takes place on August 20, 2023 and is open to all players with a valid USCF membership.

Location
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752

Sections

  • Premier
  • U1500

Rounds and Times
Four Rounds at a time control of G/30, d5

  • Registration & Check-in: until 2pm
  • Round One: 3pm
  • Round Two: 4pm
  • Round Three: 5pm
  • Round Four: 6pm
    These are tentative times. If all games in a section end, the next round will begin earlier.

Limit two half-point byes. Byes must be committed 1 hr before Round 2.

Entry Fee
$35 by 8/6
$40 by 8/17
$45 on or after 8/18 (on-site registration closes 1 hour before Round 1).

Withdrawals requested via email before NOON on Friday 8/18/23 are eligible for a refund (minus a $10 processing fee). Full credit can be applied to any future tournament. No refunds for USCF memberships after purchased from USCF.

Registration
Registration Link:  https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/3014

Other Notes
This tournament is USCF-rated. Your USCF membership should not expire before 8/31/2023.

Boards and pieces will be provided, but please bring a chess clock if you have one. We do not have enough for all players.

 

Please contact director@atlanticchessassociation.com if you have any questions.

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Austin Monthly Scholastic Tournament – August

Rated 5SS in 10 sections; G/30, d5. This event takes place on August 20, 2023 and is limited to scholastic players only (K-12).

Location
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752

Sections

  • K-12 Premier (suggested USCF rating 1400+)
  • K-12 Elite (suggested USCF rating 1000+)
  • K-12 U1000
  • K-12 U600
  • K-5 U1000
  • K-5 U600
  • K-5 U300
  • K-3 U1000
  • K-3 U600
  • K-3 U300

Rounds and Times
Five Rounds at a time control of G/30, d5

  • Registration & Check-in: 8:00 to 9:00 AM
  • Round One: 10:00 AM
  • Round Two: 11:00 AM
  • lunch break 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
  • Round Three: 12:30 PM 
  • Round Four: 1:30 PM
  • Round Five: 2:30 PM

    An awards ceremony will be held immediately after all games in a section finish. Trophies and medals to top finishing individuals in each scholastic section; ribbons to all participants.

Limit two half-point byes. Byes must be committed 1 hr before Round 2.

Entry Fee
$35 by 8/6
$40 by 8/17
$45 on or after 8/18 (on-site registration closes 1 hour before Round 1).

Withdrawals requested via email before NOON on Friday 8/18/23 are eligible for a refund (minus a $10 processing fee). Full credit can be applied to any future tournament. No refunds for USCF memberships after purchased from USCF.

Registration
Registration Link:   https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/3013

Other Notes
This tournament is USCF-rated. Your USCF membership should not expire before 8/31/2023.

Boards and pieces will be provided, but please bring a chess clock if you have one. We do not have enough for all players.

Please contact director@atlanticchessassociation.com if you have any questions.

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North Austin Summer Chess Camp with Gary Gaiffe

Description: A full day, week-long chess camp open to all scholastic chess players, organized and run by local expert Gary Gaiffe. (This camp replaces the NYOS chess camp scheduled for the same week.)

Campers will be broken into skill level groups.  Different topics will be covered depending on which group the camper is in.  From tactics to positional play, game analysis to variant play, the camp will be both instructional and entertaining.  The final day will include a camp-wide tournament.

Dates and Times:  July 17-21; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:           
Hampton Inn Cedar Park-Lakeline
meeting room
10811 Pecan Park Blvd.
Austin, TX 78750

Target audience:
2nd to 10th graders.
Younger players and adults per request.
Limit 20 participants!

What to bring:
Bring your lunch and snacks.  A refrigerator is available onsite.

Registration and Payment information:  Email Gary Gaiffe (ggaiffe@att.net) to request a registration form and an invoice for payment.

Other Questions:  Contact Gary Gaiffe at ggaiffe@att.net or 512-426-7841