Key information : Cost £69/£79 each (depending if one or two night option taken).
Why the increase in cost to previous years? More activities, 3 hot meals a day. & now the option of an additional night
This is not just a chess tournament, it is also a character & team building weekend.
Arrival & Registration: from 5pm, SUPPER available until 9pm.
Various organised games, chess coaching
8.30am: Breakfast for Friday night residents
Arrival & Registration: 9.45am
10am: Round 1
11.30am: Round 2
(including: Caving, Archery, Treasure Hunt)
6.30pm: Round 3
8.00pm: Round 4
9.15am: Continue with activities (incl:Team building exercises)
1.00pm: Round 5
2.30pm: Round 6
4.00pm: Prize Giving
In between rounds & chill out time can be spent in chill out room or Tipi – chess coaching also available throughout the weekend.
Resident arbiters, coaches & chaperones: Donald Wilson – Andy Howie - Jacqui Thomas - Phil Thomas – Lisa MacLennan – Connor Woods
The range of interests and activities at Culzean provides a perfect day out for the family. Robert Adam's castle, built 1772-1790 for David, 10th Earl of Cassillis on a clifftop site associated with the Kennedy family since the late 14th century, is notable for the Oval Staircase and Circular saloon. The castle contains a good collection of pictures and 18th-century furniture, together with an armoury, set up in the 19th century. There is an Eisenhower Room recalling the General's links with Scotland .
Culzean was Scotland 's first Country Park , created in 1969 and consisting of 563 acres. There is a wealth of interest from shoreline through the Deer Park . Dolphin House is set in the grounds of the park.