Chess Camp

Dates: Session I: June 11-15 (Fundamentals); Session II: July 9-13 (Intermediate/Advanced)
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Entering grades 1-8
Director: Leonard Dickerson, Life Chess-Master and three-time Tennessee state champion

Do you love chess and want to improve your game? Then join Leonard Dickerson for a week strategic learning. The first week is mainly for helping chess players who may not have played much competitively. Campers work on piece mechanics, opening strategies, tactics, and general principles. The complexity of the material covered depends upon the skill level of the campers. The second week is for players who have ideally participated in tournaments or a previous camp, and would like to improve their tournament play. Those in the Intermediate/ Advanced Camp work on time management, point count chess, positional analysis, and team play. In both camps, there will be an ongoing tournament, and each camper will receive a personal evaluation, as well as a chess set (if needed) or a book at the camp’s completion.

Cost: $225