Hamden Chess Club

Hamden Chess Team


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Summer Program

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2024 Summer Day Program Registration is open
(5 wks; Jun 24-Jul 26; 9am-3pm)
Summer Fun - Improve your Chess. Hurry, limited spots.
Sign up for One or More Weeks

Flyer (PDF) and Sign Up Here

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

Hamden Chess Club named Connecticut Chess Club of the Year for 2023 by Connecticut State Chess Association

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):

June 12: Todd Kearns
June 10: Aditya Regmi
June 5: Arthur Xu
June 1: Akshay Sriram
May 29: Avi Jaffe
May 25: Will Johnson
May 22: Todd Kearns
May 20: HCC May Action Quads: Ted Belanoff (Quad 1); Kevin Tae (Quad 2); Joshua Lyon, Mendel Bogart-Tie-1st/2nd (Quad 3/Small Swiss)
May 18: HCC May Game-in-45 Challenge: Top (1700+): Alex Emmons, Jordan Groff (Tie-1st/2nd); U1700: Kevin Tae (1st); Jon Lewis, Praharsh Varada (Tie-2nd); U1300: Oliver Barber (1st); Kapish Kishore (2nd)
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

As of June 13, 2024, $27,800 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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