Hamden Chess Club

Hamden Chess Team


Live Games

Summer Program

Gift Certificates!
$25 | $50 | $100

2024 Summer Day Program Registration is open
(5 wks; Jun 24-Jul 26; 9am-3pm)
Sign up for one or more weeks of fun and chess improvement!

Flyer (PDF) and Sign Up Here

2024-2025 Hamden Chess Team (Scholastic, Ages 8-17)
Flyer and Tournament/Training Schedule (PDF)
Sign Up Here (Sign up begins May 1, 2024)

Upcoming USCF and weekly online Tournaments, Adult Casual Play are listed on Events page

Chess Classes
for Kids (Year-Round)

*Beginner and Intermediate Classes - Eight class times offered each week

*Engaging learning, tournament play within each week's group

*Online and In-Person Options

*Includes option to participate tournaments at reduced rate; free online chess club participation

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Hamden Chess Club

*Casual Play and USCF Tournaments

*In-Person Activities:
Casual Play Mondays & Thursdays; Monthly USCF- Rated tournaments for kids and adults

*Online Activities: 10+ tournaments each month with prizes

*152 HCC members as of April 2024

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Chess Classes for Adults
(Fall, Winter, Spring)

Classes meet one evening
(two hours) per week

*Chess for Beginners
*Chess Tactics for Club Players
*Chess Openings-King Pawn
*Chess Openings-Queen Pawn
*Chess Endgames: Tactics & Strategies (New-2024)
*Chess: Plans and Strategies

Sign up online at Hamden Adult Education or at PMCA for Adult Chess Classes

Upcoming Adult Chess Classes

FALL 2024 (will be posted mid-summer)
  • Sign up for Adult Chess Classes at Hamden Adult Education web site at the course links above or in-person at PMCA. The entire catalog of Enrichment courses is at:


Congratulations to our recent winners of HCC online and OTB tournaments (in Bold):

May 15: Akshay Sriram
May 11: HCC May Maneuver (Scholastic) Trophy Winners: Truman Kaczmarczyk (Quad 1); Aleks Huge, Austin Sindelar (Quad 2); Timur Tuktamyshov, Rachel Chou, Isaac Rothman, Anthony Bayden (Quad 3/Small Swiss)
May 8: Will Johnson
May 6: Aditya Regmi
May 4: Luca Festa
May 1: Todd Kearns
Apr 29: Aditya Regmi
Apr 27: HCC April Game in 45 Challenge: Top (1700+): Alex Emmons, Michael Uwakwe (tie: 1st/2nd); U1700: Praharsh Varada (1st); Michael Cuppernull, Brayden Sabol, Alex Bausch, Leroy Chang (tie-2nd); U1300: Ryan Rist (1st); Adam Clough (2nd)
Apr 24: Todd Kearns
Apr 22: Brian Dai
Apr 20: Akshay Sriram
Apr 17: Michael Cuppernull
Apr 15: HCC April Action Quads: Siddharth Arun (Quad 1); Alexander Popescu (Quad 2); Joseph Labadia, Brian Dai (Tie-Quad 3); Aditya Regmi-1st; and Alden Corbett, Yosef Bogart, Mendel Bogart - 3-way tie for 2nd (Quad 4/Small Swiss)

As of May 16, 2024, $27,200 has been distributed in cash and prizes at the adult and kids tournaments (OTB and online) since our first tournament was held in Fall of 2017. All USCF cross tables for HCC tournaments are listed here. Recent results of Completed HCC Online tournaments on Lichess are listed here.

Join the HCC, participate in our next tournament, and win a prize!

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