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Hamden Chess Club


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Summer Program


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

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

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Chess Classes for Adults
(Fall, Winter, Spring)

Classes meet one evening
(two hours) per week

* Beginning Chess
* Chess Tactics
* Chess Openings-King Pawn (New Fall 2023)
*Chess Openings-Queen Pawn (New Fall 2023)

Sign up online at the above class links above for Adult Chess Classes

Upcoming Adult Chess Classes (Fall 2023)

Join the 2023-2024 Hamden Chess Team!

Open to ages 8-18, all rating levels, and organized by National Master Jordan Groff (Coach Jordan). The team is designed for chess players who wish to play in larger, regional USCF tournaments in CT, MA, and NJ during the course of the year. The team currently has 16 members and sign up is ongoing.

Team members receive the following benefits:

    • Pizza/"Prep Rally" the Sunday before each tournament 4:00-7:00PM at Play More Chess Academy, 1227 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. Lesson with Coach Jordan, training games with teammates and pizza! Team members are encouraged to attend these training events even if it doesn't suit them to go to the following week's tournament.
    • Team Camaraderie: Team members can hang out between rounds at tournaments and review games. Big tournaments can be intimidating for newer players, but being with a group of friends helps alot
    • Team Shirts

Team members are encouraged to attend as many of the tournaments and Prep Rallies listed in the flyer as possible. Tournament schedule for the year is listed on Hamden Chess Team Informational Flyer (PDF).

Discount for current PMCA students and HCC Scholastic Club members

Sign Up at PMCA or online at online at the Hamden Chess Team Sign Up link


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

Sep 20: Todd Kearns
Sep 18: HCC September Action Quads: Alex Emmons (Quad 1); Michael Cuppernull (Quad 2); Wyelin Newell, Jesse Ofgang, Asher Blake (Quad 3-TIE)
Sep 16: HCC September Scramble (SCHOLASTIC K-12): Trophy Winners: Subhang Prabhala, Asher Blake (Section 1); Rohin Turaga, Logan Carney (Section 2); Caleb Festa (Section 3); David Martinez Quintero, Bennett Aloi, Malcolm Polly, Yash Khandelwal (Section 4); Roman Skiba, Ethan Valentino, Jamie Zheng (Section 5)
Sep 13: Asher Luszcz
Sep 11: Aarav Singh Lemar
Sep 9: Akshay Sriram
Sep 6: Arthur Xu
Sep 2: Eben Bauman
Aug 30: Shneor Edelkopf
Aug 26: HCC August Classical (G/75;+5): Top Section (1800+): Kushagra Bhargava (1st); U1800: Sarvin Bhagwagar (1st), Emanuel Marshak (2nd); U1400: Brayden Sabel (1st); Praharsh Varada (2nd); Max Wang (top U1200 not otherwise placing)
Aug 23: Will Johnson

As of September 21, 2023, $20,630 has been distributed in cash and prizes at the adult and kids tournaments (OTB and online). 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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Play More Chess Academy
1227 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
Email: | Phone: 203.680.8456