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UT Dallas Chess Club

Contact Information
800 West Campbell Road, FO55 Richardson, Texas, Richardson, 75080-3021
Detailed Information
Listing Description

The University of Texas at Dallas chess program is one of the top collegiate programs in the United States. The UT Dallas chess team has earned a spot in the President’s Cup — collegiate chess’ most important tournament – 18 times in the past 22 years.

Since the team’s formation, 57 Grandmasters (GMs) and International Masters (IMs) have played for UT Dallas.

The UT Dallas summer chess camp provides some of the highest-level training for children and teens in the country.

Classes are for kids 8-17.

Classes are small with a low student-to-teacher ratio. Kids are grouped by ability, age, experience and instructor assessment. UT Dallas Chess Camp will attempt to group friends and relatives upon request.

Choose the session that fits your child’s schedule: Morning sessions run from 9 – 11:30 a.m. and afternoon sessions run from 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Camp groups:

Beginners

  • Have never been introduced to the moves/pieces or
  • Know how some pieces move but not all, or
  • Have been taught the rules but never won a game before
  • Online assessment scored below the threshold
  • If your child can win against you, that does not necessarily qualify them for a higher grouping

Intermediate and Advanced

  • Campers must already know the rules of chess
  • A pre-camp, online assessment will determine whether a camper is placed in an intermediate or advanced group

All campers must use a laptop/desktop computer. No phones or tablets can be used (screens are too small).

Type of Camp
Academics
Price Range
$150 to $200
Is daily drop-in available?
no
Last day of camp season
Camp Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Age of Kids by Grade Entering in Fall
Toddlers (age 2+)
Preschool (ages 4+)
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
Options
Indoors
Outdoors
Food or Drinks for Purchase
Lunch included
Ages 0-5
Ages 5-10
Ages 10 and up
Early Drop off
Late Pick Up
Daily Drop in