Chess

Chess Holiday
     March 15th - 20th  2015

     

   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:

                       Opening principles
                       Middle Game
                       Endgame techniques
                       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.


LEADER
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, has recently retired as Vice 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.        

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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.

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.



Programme       

Sunday
3.15                    Afternoon Tea & Introductions
4.00 - 6.00          Simultaneous display - Peter will play all guests at once.
6.30                    Welcome Drink and Dinner
8.45 - 10.00        Chess Basics, including notation, use of the clock and a social game.

Monday
9.15 - 10.15        Tutorial Session
10.30 - 12.30      Round 1 of competition (60 m)
3.30                    Gather for light afternoon tea
3.45 - 5.45          Round 2 of competition (60 m)
6.30                    Gather in lounge for dinner
8.45 - 10.00        Analysis of games played

Tuesday
9.15 - 10.15        Tutorial Session
10.30 - 12.30      Round 3 of competition (60 m)
3.30                    Gather for light afternoon tea
3.45 - 5.45          Round 4 of competition (60 m)
6.30                    Gather in lounge for dinner
8.45 - 10.00        Analysis of famous chess games

Wednesday
9.15 - 10.15        Tutorial Session
10.30 - 12.30      Round 5 of competition (60 m)
                           Afternoon free
6.30                    Gather in lounge for dinner
8.45 - 10.00        Rapid Play Event

Thursday
9.15 - 10.15         Tutorial Session
10.30  12.30         Round 6 of competition (60 m)
3.30                      Gather for light afternoon tea
3.45 - 5.45            Round 7 of competition (60 m)
6.30                      Gather in lounge for Dinner
8.45 - 9.30            Prize-giving & discussion

Friday                   Depart after breakfast   

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