Arizona Chess For Schools will be hosting its biannual Anaconda Chess Camp on August 14-16. Our research and experience with students and schools in the last 7 years shows that some players have psychological difficulties getting back to chess at the end of summer. Many also lack enthusiasm and motivation. Anaconda Summer Camps usually take place in the middle of August, right before school starts, and classes are designed to best address these issues.

The main coach for this camp will be 2009 Arizona State Champion Levon Altounian. There will also be an assistant coach or coaches present. The camp subjects will range from openings and tactics to endgames and psychology. It will be composed of 4 groups ranging from beginner level to 1600 level, each group lasting between 1.5 and 2 hours a day. Each group will be assigned daily homework, get print-outs and have a chance to win numerous prizes. Groups will be limited to 15 people on a first come-first serve basis. If you are interested in a serious chess camp that will be fun, provide lots of useful chess information and help your child get more into chess, this is your chance.

Please download the flyer or contact Levon Altounian at for more information.

Objective: To have an explosive start in the 2009-2010 chess season.

Main Instructor: International Master Levon Altounian, 2009 Arizona State Champion.

Other Coaches may include FM Ken Larsen, NM Leo Martinez, Josh Leonard, Steve Ostapuk, Andy Lebovitz or others.

Groups Groups are divided by their approximate USCF ratings and chess strength. Borderline players (by rating) may be group adjusted whenever needed.

Wildcats / Beginner (Unrated -300 USCF)
Coyotes / Intermediate (400-800 USCF)
Hawks / Advanced (800-1200 USCF)
Bears / Very Advanced (1200-1600 USCF)

Camp Prizes: Prizes for everyone, every day.

Special surprises every day.

Homework will be assigned for the first 2 days.

Chess sets and clocks: Please bring a clock if you have one (groups 2-4 only).

Class size: 5-20 participants per group. Register early to reserve a spot.

Wildcats 9 :00 – 10:30 A.M $ 65
Coyotes 10:45 – 12:15 P.M $ 65
Hawks 12:30 – 2:30 P.M $ 80
Bears 2:45 – 4:45 P.M $ 80

Late Fee: $10 more if registered after 14/08/08. Ask about family discounts. Prorating available in some cases.

To Register: Contact Levon Altounian (Arizona Chess for Schools LLC) at (520) 299-9653,
(520) 891-3632 or

Site: 2772 N. Neruda Ln, Tucson, 85712. Located between Glenn and Craycroft.