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Chess camps & courses, chess holidays & cruises

uk flag Blackpool Chess Conference
based: Lancashire, UK
website: blackpoolchess.org.uk
The largest chess tournament in the UK, this annual 3-day weekend event takes place every year in Blackpool during March. The event takes place in the Barceló Imperial Hotel, which can also provide weekend accommodation.
| chess | England |

Chess Academy
based: Singapore
website: chessacademy.com.sg
The Singapore Chess Academy provide programs for children and young people to learn and play the sport in competitions or friendly play sessions. Including 5-day intensive themed summer camps with competitions, training and puzzle solving.
| chess | Singapore |

GMChess – Grandmaster Chess School
based: St. Petersburg, Russia
website: gmchess.com
World champion chess master Alexander Khalifman and his St. Petersburg Chess School invite players to visit the beautiful city of St. Petersburg, Russia, for a 10-day course of chess instruction and teaching, offered year-round.
| chess | Russia |

uk flag MSC cruises
based: London, UK
website: msccruises.co.uk/.../.../.../Chess-Cruise
Cruise and play on these special themed chess cruises, with expert instruction provided by tutors of the Italian Chess Federation. Suitable for all levels of player from beginner to advanced. Offering daily tournaments and lessons for all, and after dinner chess for very keen players.
| chess | Worldwide |

usa flag Chess4Life
based: California, USA
website: chess4life.com
Teaching children and young people life skills through chess; offerinng chess summer camps and Alaskan cruises camps for all skill levels.
| chess | USA |

uk flag Dalguise Activity Chess Weekend
based: Perthshire, Scotland, UK
website: dalguisechess.piczo.com
Residential chess weekend at Dalguise Activity Centre, Perthshire; combining a chess tournament with adventurous actvities for 7-17 year-olds.
| chess | Scotland |

usa flag Mountain Lake Chess Camp
based: California, USA
website: chesscamp.net
Summer chess camps in northern and southern California, taught by International Master Larry D. Evans.
| chess | children's courses/holidays | USA |

uk flag Rothay Manor
based: Cumbria, UK
website: rothaymanor.co.uk
Specialised chess holidays that include a 7-round Swiss competion, tutorial sessions and game analysis with an accredited English Chess Federation coach.
| chess | England |

usa flag USA Chess, Inc
based: Texas, USA
website: chesscamp.com
The largest summer chess camp organizer for children in the USA, in over 10 cities each summer.
| chess | children's courses/holidays | USA |

Other useful sites for chess breaks and holidays:
There are chess clubs operating throughout the UK so if you're looking for people to play with, or perhaps to go on a chess playing break with, then take a look at the English Chess Federation website.

For some online chess action try the Internet Chess Club (ICC).

     
 

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Travel-quest's Chess holidays category is for holidays, courses, short breaks, and weekend getaways offering chess playing packages, where chess is a major feature, this includes dedicated residential chess summer camps and cruises. We also list hotels and other holiday accommodation that provide venues for chess club holidays and group tours, catering for the specific requirements of players of the game, such as games rooms, chess sets, links with local clubs etc.

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