Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April School Break Chess Camp

School Break Chess Camp
April 21 - 24

 Tue, April 21, 9:00am – Fri, April 24, 12:30pm
40 Norris St B103, Cambridge, MA, United States (map)


Boylston Chess Foundation
40 Norris St., B103, Cambridge, MA 02140      phone: (470) BCF-1919


The Boylston School Break Chess Camp 2015
Over the course of the 2014-2015 school year, The Boylston Chess Foundation will hold its series of chess camps during the December, February, April school recesses, as well as two summer camps in June/July and August.

April recess: 21, 22, 23, 24                            9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day 
 June/July (summer recess): 29, 30, 1, 2      9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day
August: (summer recess): 18, 19, 20, 21     9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day
These chess camps invite young chess players who already have a complete understanding of the rules of chess to come and develop their abilities. With a combination of lecture, question/answer and guided cooperative learning, the instructor will cover:
Tactics    Strategy    Openings    Middlegames        Endgames          Problems
Students will develop their memory, visualization ability, attention span, critical thinking skills, as well as their sense of fairness and good sportsmanship — all while having fun!
Who can join?  
School-age children, K-12, who are interested in improving at chess and maturing from motivated beginners to skilled intermediate players.
How much does it cost?  
Club Membership is required for participation (Junior Membership: $100; Family Membership: $125). 
Camp fee: $120; $90 per child, if two or more per family. For first-time members the camp fee is reduced to $80. 
Please make checks payable to the Boylston Chess Foundation and please pay on site.
Registration and capacity:  
Located in the renovated former Ellis School building, there is plenty of room at our pristine site for more students; we will bring in additional qualified instructors to maintain a healthy student-teacher ratio. Reservation is not required. Just show up to unit B103, at 40 Norris Street the morning of the first day, before or around 9:00 a.m.! Use the right-side door of the building.
About the instructor: a master of the game and a Boylston Chess Club member for 25 years, Jacob Rasin has been a professional chess teacher for over 35 years in the Soviet Union and the United States. 1978-1989, Jacob served as head coach at the Pioneers Palace of the Leningrad Province; 1982-1985, he had the additional assignment of training Soviet grandmasters and international masters. Since 1990, he has taught privately and at schools in the Boston area. His students have won dozens of scholastic state championships and medals, and more than ten national championships in various brackets. 
For more information on the camp, please call Jacob Rasin at (617) 783 6307 



                                         Boylston Chess Club Chess Camp Director
SM Jacob Rasin: USCF highest rating 2496 
Trained in the intense and competitive chess world of the Soviet Union, Jacob brings a crystal clear understanding of chess to the young children of the New England Chess Community. Jacob is good with kids of all ages, from five through sixteen year olds. Kids love his instruction and his sense of humor.

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