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2024 Charlotte Elite Camp

OVERVIEW

The Charlotte Chess Center will organize its 7th annual Elite Chess Camp in June 2024, featuring 4 world-class trainers and dozens of the nation’s top junior players.  This camp provides 25+ hours of the highest level of instruction available, plus simuls against our renowned instructors. This annual camp is the strongest non-invitational camp in the country - many former Elite campers have gone on to become GMs and IMs.

 

New this year – increased rating and age minimums, guaranteed simuls against lead instructors.

The Charlotte Elite Camp sells out very early every year! Do not miss this high level, in-person, learning opportunity.

WHEN

June 10-14, 2024

Campers are strongly encouraged to partner this camp with the 2024 Carolinas Classic, held June 7-9 at the same venue.

WHERE

Hilton Charlotte University Place

8629 J M Keynes Drive

Charlotte, NC 28262

704-547-7444

HOTEL BOOKING

$120/Night - Free Internet, Parking

Booking Link  - Reserve by May 21

ELIGIBILITY AND GROUPS

  • Due to the high level of chess and maturity required for this camp, there is a minimum student age of 11 years old and minimum USCF/FIDE peak rating requirement of 1900. Do not register if you do not meet the requirements.

    • Adults rated 1900+ are welcome, with the understanding that camp enrollment will primarily be U18.

    • Prospective students who do not quite meet the rating or age requirements should email us to join the waitlist.

  • ​Groups are assigned based on age, rating, and experience.  

  • Each day, all 4 groups meet with each instructor for 75 minutes each for a total of 5 hours of serious training.  Every student will have the same amount of time with each instructor.
     

DAILY SCHEDULE

 

 

 

INSTRUCTORS

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GM VESELIN TOPALOV

Lead Instructor

  • World Champion, 2005-2006

  • Rated #1 in the World several times 2006-2010 (peak ratings 2816 FIDE, 2870 USCF)

  • In July 2009, GM Topalov was the only active player rated 2800+ FIDE, ahead of World #2 Vishy Anand and World #3 Magnus Carlsen

  • Competed in 9 Olympiads, 5 Candidates Tournaments, and World Championship Matches against Vladimir Kramnik and Vishy Anand

  • Winner of Linares, Tata Steel, Dortmund, Norway Chess Super Tournaments and the 2005 FIDE World Championship

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NOTABLE INSTRUCTOR

Te Be Announced Early 2024

  • Coming Soon

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GM RB RAMESH

Lead Instructor

  • Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer, co-founder of ProChess Training and Chess Gurukul Academy

  • Former British Champion and Commonwealth Champion

  • One of the world’s top chess trainers and authors with 20+ years of experience

  • Former coach of Indian men and women’s national teams.

  • Trainer of GM Praggnanandhaa R (top 20 in the World, 2024 FIDE Candidate qualifier)

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GM DANIEL NARODITSKY

Practical Exercise Instructor

  • Defeated World #2 Fabiano Caruana (2800 FIDE) at 2021 U.S. Championship

  • Peak FIDE rating 2647, peak USCF 2733

  • World Youth Champion and US Junior Champion

  • Chess streamer, commentator, coach, and author

  • Charlotte Chess Center Resident Grandmaster

FEES

$1495.00 until May 1, 2024

$1695.00 after May 1, 2024

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • GMs and IMs: $500 Discount

  • Players currently rated 2300+ USCF: $300 Discount

  • Need-based Scholarships: the CCC offers limited, confidential assistance to prospective campers with a demonstrable need for financial assistance as our Elite Camp budget allows.

  • Campers who qualify for discounted camp entry or those who would like to apply for a scholarship should email grant@charlottechesscenter.org

EVENING ACTIVITIES

 

Evening activities are only open to campers and staff.  The simuls and blitz tournament are held at the same hotel venue.

  • Monday – Simul 1 – 5:00-6:30pm

  • Tuesday – Blitz tournament (5:00-6:30pm) - cash prizes - US Chess and FIDE Blitz Rated

  • Wednesday – Simul 2 – 5:00-6:30pm

  • Thursday – Simul 3 – 5:00-6:30pm

  • Friday – Photo & Autograph Session (2:45-3:00pm)

  • Camp ends Friday 4:30pm after the Practical Exercise Session.

CAMP CONTACT

Grant Oen 

grant@charlottechesscenter.org

 

 

SPECIAL NOTES

  • Please read Terms and Conditions.

  • The CCC is not responsible for student supervision outside the hours of camp.

  • During main camp hours, only campers and staff may be in the classrooms. Parents, siblings, and guests may not "sit in" on camp.

  • Campers will receive handouts & PGN files and a camp t-shirt.

  • Campers should pack lunch daily or arrange for delivery/take-out options.

    • The host hotel has a full restaurant and bar, and a coffee shop.

    • Many good options within walking distance.

 

CANCELLATIONS

  • Refund minus $150 penalty for withdrawals until May 1.

  • Refund minus $300 penalty for withdrawals until May 28.

  • No refunds after May 28.

2024 Charlotte Elite Camp Enrollment Form

Search for US Chess ID Here.

Do you plan to play Carolinas Classic Tournament before camp?

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