The Hilton Bennett Memorial Summer Camp 2023 is held online and aims to provide essential knowledge for young players' chess development.

Hilton Bennett Memorial Summer Camp 2023

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Hilton Bennett Memorial Summer Camp 2023

The Hilton Bennett Memorial Summer Camp 2023 is held online from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd January 2023. This online Camp follows on from those previously organised by the late FT Hilton Bennett, and continues his mission to provide all young players with the essential knowledge they need in order to further their chess development, with a view to reaching Candidate Master level.

Registration Details

Registration Fees

In NZD unless otherwise indicated.

Juniors $65
Adults $130
NZL FIDE licensed Trainers $0
Australia Nominees (2) AUD60
Oceania Nominees (5) $0
New Zealand (NZCF) Nominees (5) $0

Initial enquiries should be sent to Helen Milligan: [email protected]

  • GM Ian Rogers will inform the Australian (AUS) Nominees.
  • IO Paul Spiller will be responsible for NZCF and Oceania Nominees. Please contact Paul directly (email [email protected]) if you are interested in an NZCF or Oceania place.

Registration Instructions

Use online registration form to register.

Payments from NZ bank accounts may be made to HeliganChess (Helen Milligan) at Westpac 03-1514-0068525-00; payments from abroad (including Australia) will be invoiced via PayPal on request to Helen.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.

Information

This online Camp follows on from those previously organised by Hilton Bennett, and continues his mission to provide all young players with the essential knowledge they need in order to further their chess development, with a view to reaching Candidate Master level.

The Hilton Bennett Memorial Summer Camp 2023 will be run with two concurrent sessions, and junior students will be split on the basis of current chess strength. It is anticipated that there will be an advanced group, with players over 1500, and a less experienced group, with players under 1500. The Camp is not intended for beginners, and all NZ junior participants must have been members of their school teams in Interschools, or competitors in rated junior events such as Summit Rapids. Adult participants are welcome, but we urge you to let the juniors ask questions before you!

We are also inviting all NZL FIDE-licensed Trainers (with a current active license) to participate, in the section of your choice. Our aim here is to improve chess coaching around New Zealand by letting these two world-class trainers demonstrate how it is done!

Topics

  • Introduction to Positional Knowledge:

The Importance of Pawn Structures

with lectures on

  • Pawn Structure in the Middlegame:

When Activity Beats Structure and When Structure Beats Activity

Dates

Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd January 2023

Venue

Onlne on Zoom.

Schedule

The Hilton Bennett Memorial Summer Camp 2023 lectures will take place online, using the Zoom platform, on the Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday mornings, and Saturday and Sunday evenings (subject to confirmation).

The proposed schedule would be (in NZDT time):

Topic Time Day and Date
6pm to 8.15pm Friday 20th January 2023
9am to 10.45am Saturday 21st January 2023
6.30pm to 8.15pm Saturday 21st January 2023
9am to 10.45am Sunday 22nd January 2023
6.30pm to 8.15pm Sunday 22nd January 2023

Sheets of exercises would be sent out a couple of weeks before the Camp and participants would be expected to try to solve these before the lectures. Full solutions would be supplied after the Camp.

Personnel

Organiser: IA FI Dr. Helen Milligan

Trainers: FST GM Dejan Bojkov and GM Ian Rogers

Sponsors: IO Paul Spiller and HeliganChess

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