Chess Camp

In light of COVID-19, Chess Camp 2020 has been cancelled to protect the health and wellbeing of our campers, staff, and community. Check back this winter for information on Chess Camp 2021.

Presented by Murray State University in partnership with Purchase Area Chess, LLC and inspired by Dr. Wayne Bell
All K-12 students are invited to attend Murray State University Chess Camp. In partnership with Purchase Area Chess, LLC, under the direction of Tom Knight, these camps are inspired by the teachings and legacy of Dr. Wayne Bell, West Kentucky’s legendary chess educator and advocate. Campers will choose from two locations: Murray, or Paducah and from a morning session or afternoon session. The Chess Camps are open to all levels of chess experience, and all campers grades K-12. Campers will receive instruction based on their playing level and will be grouped with other players of similar skill/age.
Cost: $150 (Includes Instruction, supplies, and camp t-shirt)
Students that enter the chess camp will explore the history of the game, board/piece basics, the object/how to capture, tactics/strategy. Campers will gain the independence required by every player when competing, no matter if they’ve never played before, or are experienced competitors. Campers will also learn about competition conduct, rankings, and how to find opportunities for further play and competition. The schedule will consist of daily lessons, open chess play, and the last two days of the week, campers will experience competition and tournament conduct practice.

Purchase Chess Foudation logo
Tom Knight
Chess Camp Director
Purchase Chess Foundation, LLC
purchasechess@gmail.com
purchasechessfoundation.org

Murray

June 8-12, 2020
8-11 AM Session
All skill levels welcome. Beginner-intermediate skill levels encouraged. Instruction will be geared towards competition-based chess players and those wanting to play in the 20-21 chess season, however all rising K-12 students are welcome.

12-3 PM Session
All skill levels welcome. Intermediate-advanced skill levels encouraged. Instruction will be geared towards competition-based chess players and those wanting to play in the 20-21 chess season, however all rising K-12 students are welcome.

Avoid a ticket! Register your vehicle to park for free on campus this week.

Paducah

June 15-19, 2020

8-11 AM Session
All skill levels welcome. Beginner-intermediate skill levels encouraged. Instruction will be geared towards competition-based chess players and those wanting to play in the 20-21 chess season, however all rising K-12 students are welcome.

12-3 PM Session
All skill levels welcome. Intermediate-advanced skill levels encouraged. Instruction will be geared towards competition-based chess players and those wanting to play in the 20-21 chess season, however all rising K-12 students are welcome.

Registration

Registration deadline is May 18, 2020. Refunds will be awarded if written notice of cancellation is received on or before May 4, 2020. Partial refunds, minus a $20 processing fee, will be awarded with written notice of cancellation after May 4, 2020.
Two weeks before camps, families will be emailed camp details with more information about check-in, drop off/pick up, parking, permission slips, etc.

Registration questions? Contact rkrztonpresson@murraystate.edu