Quality Chess Academy
After our trial run November 2018, where participation was somewhat limited (giving us a chance to learn how to run a camp), we are now organizing a camp for players of all levels, 8-14 May 2019.
Grandmasters Jacob Aagaard and RB Ramesh will be our coaches.
The camp will mainly consist of work in groups, based on rating. Our promise is that the camp will be designed to benefit grandmasters and club players alike. You can find the schedule below and you need to remember that not everything is mandatory!
The dates are carefully chosen to make it possible to participate in nearby GM/IM Norm Heraklion Tournament and Heraklion 26th OPEN, both 29/4 – 7/5/2019, and Hersonissos Open 15-23/5, which is taking place at the same hotel as the camp, Hotel Lyttos. More details about the tournaments on the pdf file here, the Cretan Chess Tour website here or you can just email the organiser, Kostas Klokas, on email@example.com.
Registration for May 2019 is now closed.
May 2019 Camp Schedule
|Theme of the day|
|Wednesday 8th May||Paths to chess improvement (19.30-21.00)|
|Thursday 9th May||Effective decision making|
|Friday 10th May||Aspects of positional chess|
|Saturday 11th May||Analysis and debate of participants’ games|
|Sunday 12th May||Opposite coloured bishops|
|Monday 13th May||How to continue at home|
|Tuesday 14th May||10–12.30 Feedback and Q&A|
|Daily schedule, Thursday 9th – Monday 13th May|
|10–11.30||Training with group coach|
|12.45–13.15||Feedback on workshop|
|16.30–18.00||Group training with rotating coach|
|Assembly Lecture of the Day|
|Wednesday 8th May||Paths to chess improvement (Aagaard & Ramesh)|
|Thursday 9th May||Technique (Jacob Aagaard)|
|Friday 10th May||Small Steps Two (Sam Shankland)|
|Saturday 11th May||Common mistakes in Calculation (Ramesh)|
|Sunday 12th May||Opposite coloured bishops (Jacob Aagaard)|
|Monday 13th May||Practising at home on our own (Ramesh)|
|Plausible evening activities (outside the programme activities)|
|Thursday 9th May||Chess Quiz hosted by Kallia|
|Friday 10th May||Group 2 Simul against Sam Shankland|
|Saturday 11th May||Blitz tournament|
|Sunday 12th May||Night off…|
|Monday 13th May||Salgado Lecture, & Inflatable Unicorn Race|