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WESTERN ALLIANCE TUCSON SUMMER CHESS CAMP:JUNE 21-25TH, 2016

WESTERN ALLIANCE TUCSON SUMMER CHESS CAMP:JUNE 21-25TH, 2016

Posted on 30. Mar, 2016 by .

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The biggest Summer Chess Camp + USCF tournament is Tucson is now open for registration! 80+ participants in 2015. Open to all ages and skill levels, this wonderful Tucson tradition is in its 12th year. Download your registration form below! General Groups Invitational basis only. Earliest applicants will be considered first, and spots will be […]

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GRAND PRIX #1: September 12, 2015

GRAND PRIX #1: September 12, 2015

Posted on 03. Sep, 2015 by .

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Join us on September 12th for the Grand Prix #1 of the 2015-2016 school year Grand Prix Events!. It should be a great mix of fun and seriousness mixed with USCF rating gain possibility excitement. This time we team up with the Chess For Charity, Academy of Tucson and The Gregory School to bring you an exciting mix […]

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Monthly Camp with IM A. Diulgher: March 21

Monthly Camp with IM A. Diulgher: March 21

Posted on 13. Mar, 2015 by .

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Welcome to a very unique concept for a daily camp. 2 International Masters (Levon Altounian and Alexei Diulgher) teaching the groups in the most fun and interactive way possible. Any level is welcome in those 3 groups. ATTACK! DEFENSE! PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WildCats (100-400) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m    $35       […]

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Halloween Chess Camp. November 2, 2014

Posted on 09. Oct, 2014 by .

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  Middlegame Strategy PRINCIPLES / ATTACKS / STRATEGIES Instructor: IM LEVON ALTOUNIAN 2008-CURRENT ARIZONA STATE CHAMPION  Wild Cats (100-400)    9:30   – 11:30 a.m     $35 Coyotes   (500-800)     11:45   -   1:45 p.m      $35 Hawks     (900-1250)    2:00   -   4:00 p.m      $35 BEST COSTUME PRIZE FOR EACH GROUP! SIGN UP EARLY / 5-15 PER GROUP Family discounts available. […]

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FORT LOWELL CHESS CLUB: START DATE SEPTEMBER 2ND

FORT LOWELL CHESS CLUB: START DATE SEPTEMBER 2ND

Posted on 19. Jul, 2014 by .

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Anyone Under 1500 USCF and over the age of 5 can join! We are starting back the club on September 2nd and below is the breakdown by date and level. Tuesdays 5PM-6PM (Under 1000 USCF)- TOURNAMENT PLAY LEVEL Thursdays 5PM-6PM (Under 1000 USCF)- TOURNAMENT PLAY LEVEL Thursdays 6PM-7PM (Under 1600 USCF)- ADVANCED TOURNAMENT PLAY LEVEL […]

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FINISHED! 9TH ANNUAL SUMMER CHESS CAMP

FINISHED! 9TH ANNUAL SUMMER CHESS CAMP

Posted on 04. Jul, 2014 by .

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9TH ANNUAL WESTERN ALLIANCE SUMMER CHESS CAMP TUCSON, JUNE 24-28TH, 2014. We have done it! This Summer Camp was packed with non stop action and a record breaking crowd of more than 100 participants,coaches, helpers and players. Thank you all for being part of this event! Here are several highlights from the event: 85 students […]

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FEBRUARY 22ND MONTHLY CAMP

FEBRUARY 22ND MONTHLY CAMP

Posted on 28. Jan, 2014 by .

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Join us on February 22nd for the upcoming Monthly Chess camp! Camps are a great way to learn what normal chess clubs and even private lessons cannot cover. The topic this time will be about the balance between ATTACK! and the opposite side of the coin: DEFENSE! Students will have a chance to learn from […]

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ACFS 2013 December Events:Recap

ACFS 2013 December Events:Recap

Posted on 26. Jan, 2014 by .

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BIO5 WINTER OPEN: DECEMBER 7TH The month started on a high note with the BIO5 Chess Club at UofA organizing their 2nd Annual Winter Open. It consisted of 4 Sections and in the Open Section show the likes of the Arizona current State Champion IM Levon Altounian, prominent Tucson Chess Coach FM Ken Larsen and […]

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INDIVIDUAL / GROUP LESSONS

INDIVIDUAL / GROUP LESSONS

Posted on 30. Aug, 2013 by .

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PRIVATE / GROUP   LESSONS   ACFS COACHES AND IM LEVON ALTOUNIAN   This is the best time to get the Instructor you always wanted and deserved! Choose between dozen of professional Instructors or work with the AZ State Champion IM Levon Altounian! Proud Coach for over 100 State and National Championship Winners! Space is very […]

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ANACONDA SUMMER CHESS CAMP: AUG 17-18

ANACONDA SUMMER CHESS CAMP: AUG 17-18

Posted on 22. Jul, 2013 by .

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10th Annual Anaconda Summer Chess Camp celebrates its 10th Anniversary this summer! The 2-day Camp will take right when most schools get back in session and is designed to prepare chess players of every age and level. Once again we will have 3 groups divided by rating and strength and participants will have a chance […]

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SPECIAL EASTER CHESS CAMP: MARCH 30TH

SPECIAL EASTER CHESS CAMP: MARCH 30TH

Posted on 01. Mar, 2013 by .

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1-DAY EASTER CHESS CAMP MARCH 30TH SPECIAL PREPARATION CAMP FOR THE 2013 NATIONALS AND STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Come join us for one of the most important and fun chess camps of the year. Here we will work on getting you prepared for the 2013 SuperNationals and the 2013 AZ State Championship. The subject this time will […]

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Quick Recap:Rodeo Chess Camp: February 23-24

Quick Recap:Rodeo Chess Camp: February 23-24

Posted on 24. Feb, 2013 by .

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RODEO WEEK CHESS CAMP IS OVER! It was wonderful to have so many old and new students join us at the camp. Special thanks goes to Mitch Shacter for his tireless efforts to make Warren Elementary as strong as it can get and having his new students at our camp! Day 1 was all about […]

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2013 AZ STATE GRADES RECAP:JAN 12, 2013

2013 AZ STATE GRADES RECAP:JAN 12, 2013

Posted on 17. Jan, 2013 by .

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AT STATE GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP GILBERT, AZ, JANUARY 12, 2013. 5 ROUNDS Congratulations to all who played! Here is the link to the USCF website with the ratings and placement adjustment. Please note: The exact placement on the USCF website is not accurate. In other words it is not based on the actual tie-breaks used at […]

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RECAP: ANACONDA WINTER CAMP: DEC 22-24th

RECAP: ANACONDA WINTER CAMP: DEC 22-24th

Posted on 27. Dec, 2012 by .

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9TH ANNUAL ANACONDA CHESS CAMP DECEMBER 22-24TH. It is hard to believe but it has been almost an entire decade that we run the Anaconda Camps in the summer and in the winter. We are getting old! This year was also very successful, having around 30 students in 3 groups ranging from beginners to advanced […]

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Recap: IST school winning K-3 Section at the League Match #1

Recap: IST school winning K-3 Section at the League Match #1

Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by .

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League Match #1 / October 20th. The first of 4 League Matches traditionally held in Tucson for all the scholastic players took place October 20th. Our local Chess Organization (SACA) was able to secure the very comfortable and spacious Harelson Elementary School for our first match of the new school year. This tournament was the […]

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SPOOKY HALLOWEEN CAMP: OCTOBER 27TH:

SPOOKY HALLOWEEN CAMP: OCTOBER 27TH:

Posted on 14. Oct, 2012 by .

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Camps are an easy and wonderful way to get chess experience and gain special knowledge. Especially if it is filled with spooky stuff and scary prizes. The checkmates and tactical abilities stay the same on the chess board though because they help win trophies. And trophies and never scary, even when filled with Halloween candy […]

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Grand Prix USCF Rated Tournament #1 at IST: September 29th

Grand Prix USCF Rated Tournament #1 at IST: September 29th

Posted on 02. Sep, 2012 by .

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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF TUCSON (IST) GRAND PRIX SERIES #1 SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2012 HOW THE GRAND PRIX SYSTEM WORKS: This system is extremely popular in Europe and we thought this is a wonderful time to bring it to Tucson. The Grand Prize Winners will be decided based on their total score in the 3 Grand Prix […]

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ANACONDA SUMMER CHESS CAMP: AUGUST 18-19TH

ANACONDA SUMMER CHESS CAMP: AUGUST 18-19TH

Posted on 20. Jul, 2012 by .

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Pictures are from 2011 Anaconda Summer Camp ANACONDA SUMMER CAMP: AUGUST 18TH AND 19TH This is the 9th year I hold this camp in Tucson with 1 simple goal: to help players get back in a good shape before the schools and the tournament season start. Often Coach Ken Larsen or others join at the […]

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7th Summer Camp (June 26-30th) Recap

7th Summer Camp (June 26-30th) Recap

Posted on 05. Jul, 2012 by .

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7th ANNUAL WESTERN ALLIANCE SUMMER CHESS CAMP JUNE 26-30TH What a pleasure hosting so many wonderful, young and vibrant chess enthusiasts at this event! We had a record breaking year (65 students) with once again 4 groups divided by age and strength. We also had a record number of professional Coaches, Instructors and helpers/volunteers- 14 […]

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2012 AZ State Championship results are here!

2012 AZ State Championship results are here!

Posted on 25. Apr, 2012 by .

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What a wonderful event! I want to thank all the Tucson Chess parents who took the time to drive to Gilbert for the weekend of April 21st and to the organizers for running such a smooth event. This year the State Championship again included all K-12 grades both in Individual and Team formats and I […]

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