Hamden Chess Club


Summer Program


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2024 Summer Program Registration now 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

  • Chess Endgames - Tactics and Strategies
    Instructor: Jordan Groff, National Master
    Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
    • Apr 3, 10, 17, 2024 (Note 1st class meeting is Apr 3, not Mar 27 that was in printed catalog)
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):

Feb 28: Brayden Sabol
Feb 26: Oliver Barber
Feb 24: Luca Festa
Feb 21: Todd Kearns
Feb 19: HCC Presidents Day February Action Quads: Alex Emmons (Quad 1); Ravendra Nohar (Quad 2); Kevin Tae (Quad 3); Oliver Barber, Brian Dai, Yosef Bogart, Aditya Regmi (Quad 4/Sm Swiss - Four-way Tie!)
Feb 17: HCC Game 45 February Fortress: Alex Emmons, Michael Uwakwe (Tie 1st); Zach Cramer (Top U1500)
Feb 14: Brayden Sabol
Feb 12: Aditya Regmi
Feb 10: HCC February Challenge (Scholastic) Trophy Winners: Praharsh Varada (Quad 1); Roman Skiba, Felix Allen (Quad 2); Iann Chavez Sanchez, Aditya Regmi (Quad 3); Nico Boykin, Austin Sindelar (Quad 4); Badu Smart, Timur Tuktamyshov (Quad 5); Angelo Giannopoulos, Nabelle Tobar (Quad 6); Aaron Torres, Arjun Thakar (Quad 7)
Feb 7: Todd Kearns
Feb 5: Brayden Wang
Feb 3: Praharsh Varada

As of March 1, 2024, $24,910 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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