The CCCSA conducts weekly and monthly chess events such as weekly rated play, special events, lectures, classes, weekend tournaments.

The CCCSA is constantly making efforts to create partnerships with local and national educational programs to further the expansion of chess not only locally but nationally. 




10700 Kettering Drive

Unit E
Charlotte, NC 28226



2020 by Charlotte Chess Center & Scholastic Academy Inc.


The Charlotte Chess Center will hold its third Elite Chess Camp in June 2020.  The 2020 Elite Camp will feature four of the world’s most renowned trainers and the nation’s top junior players.  This camp provides 30+ hours of the highest level of instruction available.

This camp will be immediately after the CCCSA’s Carolinas Classic and Summer GM/IM Norm Invitational


June 15-19, 2020


Charlotte Chess Center & Scholastic Academy

Recommended Hotel:

Hilton Garden Inn - Pineville

425 Towne Centre Blvd

Pineville, NC 28134

$114 Double Occupancy

Free Parking - Free Internet - Breakfast Included


Book by May 15


Featured Instructors:

GM Jacob Aagaard 

  • Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer from Scotland, FIDE Trainer Commission Chairman

  • World’s leading chess and author     

  • 4-time Olympiad representative

  • Former British and Scottish national champion

  • Trainer of GMs Boris Gelfand, Sam Shankland, Sabino Brunello, Surya Ganguly, Indian women’s national team

GM Boris Avrukh 

  • Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer from Israel

  • Peak FIDE Rating 2668, Top 50 in the world

  • Leading opening theoretician and 10-time Quality Chess Author

  • World U12 Champion, 6-time Olympiad representative, competed in 2002 FIDE World Championship, two-time Israeli national champion

  • Trainer of GMs Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Vladimir Kramnik, Boris Gelfand, Teimour Radjabov, Israeli national team

GM RB Ramesh

  • Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer from India

  • Official FIDE commentator for 2013 World Championship (Anand vs Carlsen)

  • Founder of Chess Gurukul Academy (India) which has produced 39 World Champions and many Grandmasters

  • Coach of many GMs including Praggnanandhaa and the Indian national Olympiad team

  • 2018 Winner of the FIDE Trainers’ Commission Mark Dvoretsky Award for the best junior trainer

GM Daniel Naroditsky

  • American Grandmaster, many time U.S. Championship contender

  • Peak FIDE rating 2647

  • Youngest published chess author in history

  • Columnist of Chess Life Magazine and contributor to chess.com

  • World Youth Under 12 Champion

  • Graduate of Stanford University

  • Charlotte Chess Center Resident Grandmaster



Register Using the Form Below


Three groups (approx. 10-12 per group):

Group A – All ages, minimum 2200 peak USCF rating

Group B – Ages 15 and under, minimum 2000 current or peak USCF rating

Group C – Ages 12 and under, minimum 2000 current or peak USCF rating


Day Schedule:

9:30am - 10:00am: Check-In

10:00am - 11:30am: Lecture with Instructor 1

11:30am - 12:30pm: Lunch (not provided)

12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lecture with Instructor 2

2:00pm - 2:15pm: Break

2:15pm - 3:45pm: Lecture with Instructor 3

3:45pm - 4:00pm: Snack/Break 

4:00pm - 5:30pm: Practical Exercises with Instructor 4

5:30pm - 6:00 Pick Up

7:00pm Optional Evening Activity

All three groups will spend 90 minutes each day with all four instructors for a total of 6+ hours of serious training each day. 

Optional Evening Activities:

Optional Evening Activities will include lectures with GM Jacob Aagaard, GM Boris Avrukh, GM RB Ramesh, Tuesday Night Action rated game, pizza party, and a blitz tournament.  All evening activities are free for Elite Camp students.

Other Notes:

All students receive a camp t-shirt

Students will receive handouts and/or files from instructors



$975 by May 1, $1075 after