Dear friends, we are in the terrible position to cancel the June camp.

We hope we are wrong and in the end, everyone will be safe, but coronavirus is expanding and we don’t want to risk anyone getting sick.
It goes without saying that all the registration fees will be refunded or transferred to the October camp if that is your wish.
In the meantime, if you need top-quality chess training, go to 365chessacademy.com and train daily with Jacob, Ramesh, Sam, Sabino, Renier, Julen and Ivan.
See you in October!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality Chess Academy takes place in a holiday resort on Crete, a sunny Mediterranean island. For a week, you get the chance to train daily with some of the best chess trainers in the world and get inspired to continue your work at home. It can be combined with playing the Cretan Chess Tour tournaments, before and/or after the training camp, the 4th Agios Nikolaos OPEN, 30 May – 6 Jun and one after the camp, 4th Hersonissos OPEN, 15-22 Jun. More information about the tournaments here and here.

 

In November 2018 GM Jacob Aagaard and GM Boris Gelfand were the trainers. An amazing experience and a boost in chess performance, resulting in a participant to cross 2700 and securing an IM title for another.

Inspired by the overwhelmingly positive feedback for the November 2018 camp we decided to organise a camp for 8-14 May 2019. GM RB Ramesh joined Jacob as a trainer for a very successful camp for players of all levels,

In the titled group (IMs and GMs), we got some very impressive results; a championship, many second places, a GM title, +50-60 points up in a few cases, +30 in some others, with the biggest ELO gain +86 points for that group. In the non-titled group, things improved a lot as well, with +65 ELO points the biggest gain and we hope to celebrate the IM title soon!

Encouraged by these results and by the fact that many participants want to come back, we decided that two camps are needed for 2020. One in June 2020, 8-14 and one in October 2020, 12-18.

Yes, we added an extra day and kept the same price for 2020. In June 2020 we are giving you the chance to train in person with GM Jacob Aagaard and GM Sabino Brunello. GM Sam Shankland will join us, budget allowing.

The concept remains the same; top Quality Chess training for every participant. 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.

Join us in Crete, bring your friends and family, enjoy a chess holiday for yourself and let them enjoy the amazing resort themselves!



Registration Details for the June Camp

Registration and payment are made with 3 different payments, in two currencies. This is necessary because of the cross-border cooperation of the 2 companies that have made the Academy possible. There are several advantages to splitting up the payments; it is cost saving and it gives those participants who need it, a chance to space out their payments. Payment 2 and 3 might also be combined.

The 3 payments are:

1) Registration fee: £300

Your place in the camp is secured once you have paid the registration fee. For those who wish to space out their payments, this is the one payment you do not want to miss out on. However, we need to make it clear that the registration fee is non-refundable.

Registration fee for accompanying persons is £150. Your place in the camp as an accompanying person is secured once you have paid the registration fee. However, we need to make it clear that the registration fee is non-refundable.

The registration charge includes 20% VAT.  

Please, ask us for discounted fees for groups of 8 people and above, or if you want ot participate in both camps. And don’t worry, if you manage to gather let’s say, 4 people in December and another 5 in January, we still will consider it a group.

Please contact info@qualitychessacademy.com for money trasfer options. The full amount should be transferred, and you should pay all expenses, otherwise, supplement payment might be required. After payment please contact info@qualitychessacademy.com for verification.

For those registered by February 15 2020, they have a 20% discount on the service fee (see bellow).

 

2) Services and teaching: €500

The service charge is only applicable to participants in the camp and covers the coaching and on-the-ground helpers. It has to be paid by the 8th of June. Payment upon arrival or by bank transfer. The service charge includes 24% VAT.

The full amount should be transferred to the account below, and you should pay all expenses, otherwise, supplement payment might be required.

IBAN: GR96 0172 7510 0057 5109 1778 649
Account Holder: Leon Candia Chess Club
SWIFT-BIC CODE: PIRBGRAA
25th August str., No 39, Heraklion 712 02

Before and after payment, please contact Mr Kostas Klokas at klokas@heraklionchess.com, to verify availability and details.

If you register until the 15th of February, you get -20% the service fee. Yes, that €100 discount.

If you are a member of 365 Chess Academy, you get the same discount!

3) All-inclusive Hotel with the following options in Stella Village & Bungalows and Stella Village Resort & Spa.

Before and after payment, please contact Mr Kostas Klokas at klokas@heraklionchess.com, to verify availability and details.

You can check out the hotel here https://stellavillage.gr/

Cost per room per night in all inclusive basis (council tax of €3 per room per night is not included in the price)

Hotel

Single Room

Double Room (limited qty of rooms)

Double Room Superior

Triple Room

Superior

Family Room

(4 persons)

Stella Village & Bungalows

€135

€149

€172

€210

€235

Stella Palace Resort & Spa

€210

€220

 

€305

€345

The full amount should be transferred to the account below, and you should pay all expenses, otherwise, supplement payment might be required.

IBAN: GR96 0172 7510 0057 5109 1778 649
Account Holder: Leon Candia Chess Club
SWIFT-BIC CODE: PIRBGRAA
25th August str., No 39, Heraklion 712 02

 
 

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