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Summer Chess Academy for Talented Youth
Developing Strategies for Our Children’s Success

Cheshire Academy
10 Main St, Cheshire, CT 06410
Residential and Commuter options


SUMMER 2019 
Sessions I: Monday-Saturday, July 8 - 13
Sessions II: Sunday-Friday, July 14 - 19
In our summer program, children are afforded a uniquely-structured opportunity to develop and nurture a love of chess and enhance their learning experience 
within an inspiring and fun atmosphere.  The camp offers high-level chess training program.
Our students will discover new friendships while balancing the challenge of competitive teamwork 
with individual effort. In addition, students will receive tennis training at the camp. 
We will have professional tennis coaches working with our campers each day.
  * Chess Instruction with Distinguished Coaches      *Small Groups     
*Instructional Tennis/Recreational Soccer     *Medical Services         
Sample Daily Schedule:
8:15 - 8:55    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    Training Games       
4:00 - 4:45    Soccer
5:00 - 5:45    Calculation Training
5:45 - 6:30    Dinner
6:45 - 8:15    Lesson
8:30 - 9:30    Common Room Social
Tuition per Session:
Residential – ages 10 & up: $1,595;
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): $1,125;
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 Morning Departure: $75
Linens:  Bring Your Own / Weekly rental available at $35 per set

We are proud to present an exceptional coaching line-up:

GM Sagalchik – Head Coach
Coach G trains his students starting early in their careers. In recent years, his students won numerous top National individual and team titles as well as dozens of state titles. Coach G’s students consistently qualify for the World’s Youth
GM Yury Shulman
The Head Coach for the Men’s National Team USA 2012-2013 and Women’s National Team USA ’06 & ’14
– GM Shulman also seconded the world renowned players like Boris Gelfand and Zsuzsa Polgar.
– GM Shulman is a National US Champion ’08 and Co-Champion ’10-11; as a member of the National Team USA he won a bronze medal at the Chess Olympiad ’08 and silver at the World Team Championship 2010
Coach Atlas
The head coach of the Hohenems Chess Club and its scholastic team; Seconded Boris Gelfand at the Interzonal Tournament and in his World Candidate matches.
– An author and contributor to ChessBase magazine and New in Chess yearbooks.
– A member of the Austrian National Team at Chess Olympiads and European Team Championships;  Austrian Team Champion with SK Hohenems in 2004 and 2014
WGM Anna Zatonskih
– Four-time U.S. Women’s Champion
– Member of the US Chess Team
– One of the world’s top female players


Additional information: Tel: (516) 225–0600,

Additional Resources:
Cheshire Academy
Set in historic Cheshire, Connecticut, this 104-acre campus provides the ideal setting

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
Other local companies: Metropolitan Livery – 203-444-4444,
Exclusive Car Service, Inc. – 877-695-4665,
-Please Note: arranging a round trip fare could offer a significant discount

Nearby Hotels
The Courtyard Marriott in Wallingford – 7mi

Americas Best Value Inn Cheshire/Meriden – 2mi