I’m pleased to announce the dates for our 2nd Annual Western Alliance Scottsdale Summer Chess Camp! It will take place July 28-30th, 2010 coupled with a USCF rated tournament on the 31th, at the beautiful Unity Chess Club in Scottsdale. It is open to all up to 1500 USCF rated players of any age.

Summer Chess Camps are widely popular throughout the United States, and thousands of players each year use this opportunity to learn from masters in intense, day-long sessions. Ever since Arizona Chess For Schools held its widely popular Western Alliance Tucson Summer Camp in 2006, a niche was created for similar events for chess enthusiasts
throughout Arizona. Now, in its 5th year of making, it is the most popular Camp in Tucson for all ages and strengths. The players who attended these Camps have since greatly increased their chess knowledge, rating, and won numerous State and National titles. The Camps helped them boost their desire to play chess and to study and enjoy this wonderful game.

Our Scottsdale Summer Camps promise similar results. Our camp was very successful last year and we plan to make it even better this year. Our Scottsdale Summer Camp provides a perfect blend of chess studies, interaction with the best available coaches and other players.As the organizers of the Western Alliance Scottsdale Chess Camp, we are very pleased to see how interest for playing and studying chess had skyrocketed amongst those who attended it last year. In order to ensure the perfect blend between high quality studies, excitement and fun, this year’s instructors will be chosen based on their chess expertise, rating, coaching experience and general styles. We are pleased to announce our list of possible instructors for our camp this year. Please note that some have not yet been confirmed and that the list of instructors will be finalized once we’re closer to the actual camp dates.

International Master and 2008-2010 AZ State Champion Levon Altounian (confirmed)
International Master Mark GinsburgI
International Master Danny Rensch
FIDE Master Pedram Atoufi (confirmed)
FIDE Master Warren Harper
Expert Andrew Lebovitz
Expert Danny Schucker
Expert Ben Marmont
Expert Amanda Mateer

General Groups
Invitational basis only. Earliest applicants will be considered first, and spots will be reserved in the order in which they are received. The approximate rating division for the groups will be as follows:
Group A (Wildcat) 100-600 USCF (4 years old and up )
Group B (Coyote) 600-1100 USCF
Group C (Hawks) 1100-1500 USCF
* Additional groups may be added if groups exceed the estimated participants numbers. Borderline players can be moved up or down at my discretion to better fit the overall strength of that particular group. All ages are welcome.

General: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Lunch Break from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Evening activities: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

• First 50 registered participants in any group: $199 if registered by July 10th, $25 more by July 20th, and an additional $25 by July 26th (if space is still available). On site- $275.
• $75 non-refundable deposit by the postmarked date to reserve a spot.
• Family, school and group discounts available. Please contact us for details.

USCF-Rated Tournament
Unity Chess Club will host a USCF-rated tournament on July 31st. The tournament is open to the public for a fee but free for all Western Alliance Scottsdale ’10 Camp participants.

Unity Chess Club. 14362 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Suite # 2123. Scottsdale AZ 85260

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There are many hotels with discounted prices within a close driving range from the Camp. There is also the possibility to be hosted by one of the Camp families, if arranged in advance.

Fill out the form below and mail to Pedram Atoufi at Unity Chess Club: 14362 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Suite # 2123, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 along with the corresponding deposit or a full payment. Please do not hesitate to contact Levon Altounian at (520) 891-3632 or laltounian@msn.com and Pedram Atoufi at (602) 326-2727 or info@unitychess.com with any additional questions. You can also visit our websites to find out more about the Camp, Tournaments and other chess events.

Side Events
Click here to Download the Camp Registration Form
Click here to Download the Side Activities/Tournament Registration Form
Click here to Download Tournament Flyer and Registration Form
Trophies and certificates for each activity.