Hamden Chess Club

Kids Team


Live Games

Summer Program

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2024 Summer Program Registration is open
(5 wks Jun 24-Jul 26)
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Upcoming USCF and weekly online Tournaments, Adult Casual Play are listed at Events

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

*Over 140 HCC members as of Nov 2023

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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 (New-2024)

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

Upcoming Adult Chess Classes


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 is at:


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

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)
Apr 13: HCC April Ambitions (Scholastic) Trophy Winners: Junwen Wang, Aaron Torres (Quad 1); Kapish Kishore, Chase Watrous (Quad 2); Vivaswath Donkada, Austin Sindelar, Timur Tuktamyshov (Quad 3); Pedro Sarmiento, Rayan Mathivanan, Liam Mbewe, Nico Ciriello (Quad 4/Small Swiss)
Apr 10: Theo Hart
Apr 8: Brian Dai
Apr 6: Akshay Sriram
Apr 3: Todd Kearns
Apr 1: Brian Dai
Mar 30: Brayden Sabol
Mar 27: Asher Luszcz
Mar 25: Stephan Waizmann
Mar 23: HCC March Game 45 Challenge: Top (1700+): Alex Emmons 1st; Joe Bihlmeyer, Jacob Laplant, Will Johnson (tie-2nd); U1700: Drew Hetherington 1st; Elizabeth Smith, Praharsh Varada, Nicolas Zimmerman, Laurent Lafosse (tie-2nd); U1300: Asher Blake, Zeeshan Syed (tie-1st/2nd)
Mar 20: Praharsh Varada
Mar 18: HCC March Action Quads: Jacob Laplant (Quad 1); Michael Cuppernull, Brayden Sabol (Tie-Quad 2); Robert Vinson (Quad 3); Oliver Barber, Joshua Lyon, Aditya Regmi, Mendel Bogart (tie Quad 4/Sm Swiss)

As of April 18, 2024, $26,360 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.

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