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Summer Chess Academy for Talented Youth
Cheshire Academy, 10 Main St, Cheshire, CT 06410
Advanced Training Program with star – studded coaching staff
EXTENDED 6-DAY SESSIONS
Sessions I & II:  July 8 – 13  &  July 14 – 19, 2019
Open to Students rated 1900 +
Exceptional Coaching Line-up
Overview: Chess instruction with distinguished Coaches
Chess intensive schedule  – Small groups   Medical Services
– Instructional Tennis / Recreational Soccer – Low student to faculty ratio 
Residential: ages 10 – 17; Commuter: ages 8+

Location: Located in Central New England, Cheshire Academy is within driving distance to both New York City and Boston, and is close to multiple airports

Coaches:
GM Alex Baburin – Advanced Level Trainer
– Irish National Champion
– The Captain of the Irish National team and it’s highest ranked member
– Best-selling author and an editor-in-chief of Chess Today
– Coach to Irish Juniors
 
GM Gennady Sagalchik – Head Coach
Training his students from very early on in their careers.
Coach G’s students have won numerous top National individual and team titles. Coach G’s students consistently qualify for the World’s Youth 
 
WGM Anna Zatonskih
– Four-time U.S. Women’s Champion
– Member of the US Chess Team
– One of the world’s top female players
 
High Profile Master Classes:
2018 Master Class Instructors Included:
GM Boris Gelfand, 6-time world championship candidate and former vice world champion, the winner of the 2009 World Cup and 2011 Candidates tournament
 
GM Ilya Smirin the author of the highly acclaimed “King’s Indian Warfare”
Once, the highest USCF rated player and 2700+ ELO at his pick, GM Smirin has claimed the top honors in most of the US Major including World Open, New York Open, National Open, Chicago Open and others
Other high profile Master Class instructors TBA

Sample Daily Schedule:

8:00 – 8:45   Breakfast                  9:00 – 10:30 Lesson
10:45 – 11:45 Tennis                    12:15 – 1:00 Lunch 
1:15 – 2:45 Lesson                        3:00 – 4:00 Endgame Training
4:00 – 4:45 Soccer                         5:00 – 5:45 Calculation Training
5:45 – 6:30 Dinner                          6:45 – 8:15  Lesson   
8:30 – 10:00 Common Room social / Showers 
10:00 – Lights out

Tuition per Session:
Residential – ages 10 & up: $1,745;
Receive $250 off if registered by 3/15, $150 off by 4/31, $75 off by 6/15
Commuter ages 8 & up (lunch is included): $1,195;
Receive $200 off if registered by 3/15, $100 off by 4/31, $50 off by 6/15
* Additional 10% Sibling Discount Available  
* Prior Day Arrival / Next Day AM Departure: $75
Linens: Bring Your Own / Weekly rental available at $35 per set

 

Additional Resources:
Cheshire Academy http://www.cheshireacademy.org/
Set in historic Cheshire, Connecticut, this 104-acre campus provides the ideal setting
Dining Hall: http://www.cheshireacademy.org/Page/Student-Life/Campus-Resources/Gideon-Welles-Dining-Hall
Campus: http://cdn.media56.whipplehill.net/ftpimages/246/misc/misc_119580.pdf

Transportation
By Car: New Haven train station – 25min;
Bradley International Airport, Hartford CT – 45min;
JFK/LaGuardia/Newark: 1hr 45min – 2hrs; Boston – 2hrs;
To assist with travel arrangements, Cheshire Academy have coordinated with Limousines Plus located in Wolcott: 203-272-7712 or www.limousinesplus.com
Other local companies: Metropolitan Livery – 203-444-4444, www.metrotaxict.com
Exclusive Car Service, Inc. – 877-695-4665, www.mylimo5.com
-Please Note: arranging a round trip fare could offer a significant discount

Nearby Hotels
The Courtyard Marriott in Wallingford – 7mi
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hvnwa-courtyard-new-haven-wallingford/?app=resvlink

Americas Best Value Inn Cheshire/Meriden – 2mi
http://www.americasbestvalueinn.com/bestv.cfm?idp=2160

For more information:
lichessmates@gmail.com;
(516) 225-0600

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