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Vermont Chess Camp Staff

Our venue for 2009: St. Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont

For 2009, our instructional staff consists of a stellar group of experienced and caring instructors.

Barb Balch

Barb is the co-founder of the Vermont Chess Camp and served for eight years as a Camp Counselor; this is her fifth year as director. Barb is dedicated to ensuring that each camper has a quality experience -- and some fun as well!

Barb Balch

Matt Noble
Tournaments Director and Chief Instructor

Matt is a National Master, and the 2002 National Game 60 Champion. A caring and compassionate teacher, Matt creates a learning environment for each camper that incorporates challenge, promotes improvement, nd allows for laughter.

Matt is in his thirteenth year with Vermont Chess Camp.

Matt Noble

Allyn Kahn
Chess Instructor

Allyn is a Mathematics Teacher and a USCF Class A player. He loves the game of kings and shares that love with all of his students.

Allyn has been with Vermont Chess Camp for eight years.

Allyn Kahn

Robert Clawson
Chess Instructor

Bob is a veteran teacher and chess coach. In addition to regular instructional time, Bob can be found at any free minute poised over a board, offering a camper an impromptu opportunity to improve their game.

Bob has been with Vermont Chess Camp for eight years

Bob Claussen

Tyler Hartshorn
Chess Instructor

Tyler is an enthusiastic chess teacher and coach. A former Vermont Chess Camper, Tyler has developed both his passion for chess and excellence as an instructor with great success.

Tyler is now in his sixth year with Vermont Chess Camp.

Tyler Hartshorn

Stevie and Chris Balch
Chess Camp Coordinators

Siblings Stevie and Chris have helped support and promote the Vermont Chess Camp since its early days.


Stevie Balch
Chris Balch

Guest Instructors

Dave Carter
National Life Master

Bob Trainor
Burlington Chess Club

Jerry Hayes
Burlington Chess Club

And always with us in spirit...

John Balch
Vermont Chess Camp's Founder and Director.

Photo Album of 2008 Vermont Chess Camp!

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Photo Album of 2006 Vermont Chess Camp!

Photo Album of 2005 Vermont Chess Camp!

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