Chess Holiday March 17th - 22nd 2013
The 5-night holiday runs from Sunday afternoon through to Friday morning and the main aim is
for guests to enjoy themselves whilst increasing their knowledge of chess and gaining confidence in
using various tactics.
The holiday includes:
* A seven-round Swiss Competion
* A look at some games from the past
* Four tutorial sessions covering:
Chess Tactics (pin, skewer, fork and discovered check)
* Analysis of games played at the hotel.
Time will be available during the holiday so you have the opportunity to take in some of the breathtaking scenery of the Lake District.
The holiday is suitable for anyone from the inexperienced (ungraded) player to local club players, though not for anyone above 150 grading. Peter has experience of dealing with different levels of playing strength whilst in a group situation.
Prices are per person for the 5 nights and include full Cumbrian breakfast, morning coffee, light afternoon tea, 3-course dinner and VAT @ 20 %.
Non-playing partners are welcome, and there is a reduction of £30 on the above prices for them.
A deposit of £150 per person is required for the holidays, which can be made by cheque or credit card. This is non-refundable unless the room is subsequently relet; cancellation insurance is available.
Peter Cloudsdale was born in the Lake District and has been playing chess for 50 years. He joined Windermere Chess Club and won both the Junior and Senior Cumbrian championships before moving to Norwich, and then later York.
An accredited ECF coach and teacher of chess for over 15 years, he is widely known in chess circles, is President of the Yorkshire Chess Association (YCA), promotes chess in 10 schools, is involved with the UK Chess Challenge as well as running the York Junior Chess Club.
He is an experienced tournament organizer, including an international blind chess event in York, the Yorkshire School Championships, ‘The Viking International’ and running a junior Evening League. He has also organised simultaneous chess displays by Harriet Hunt WGM and Jim Plaskett GM, and is an associate member of the British Women’s Chess Association (BWCA), running their National Championships.
With his experience and infectious enthusiasm, Peter will guide you to a better understanding of chess tactics to increase your chess ability, whilst enjoying the relaxing and beautiful surroundings of Rothay Manor.