Hamden Chess Club


Summer Program


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$25 | $50 | $100

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

*Beginning Chess
*Chess Tactics
*Chess Openings-King Pawn
*Chess Openings-Queen Pawn
*Chess Endgames: Tactics & Strategy (New-2024)
*Chess: Plans and Strategy (New-2024)

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

Upcoming Adult Chess Classes

FALL 2023:
  • Chess Openings - Queen Pawn (Registration has ended)
    Instructor: Jordan Groff, National Master
    Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
    • Nov 29, Dec 6, 13, 2023

WINTER/SPRING 2024 (Registration will open in early 2024):
  • Chess for Beginners
    Instructor: Jordan Groff, National Master
    Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm

    • Feb 14, 21, 28, 2024

  • Chess Tactics for Club Players
    Instructor: Jordan Groff, National Master
    Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
    • Mar 6, 13, 20, 2024
  • Chess Endgames - Tactics and Strategy
    Instructor: Jordan Groff, National Master
    Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
    • Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 2024
  • Chess: Plans and Strategy
    Instructor: Jordan Groff, National Master
    Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
    • May 1, 8, 15, 2024
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):

Dec 4: Oliver Barber
Dec 2: Manuel Carpio
Nov 29: Todd Kearns
Nov 27: Alan Watrous
Nov 25: Yonas Tesfai
Nov 22: Arthur Xu
Nov 20: HCC November Action Quads: (G/25;d5): Jacob LaPlant (Quad 1); Manuel Carpio, Cole Markham (Tie-Quad 2); Nattaf Bar-Asher Siegal (Quad 3); Sahil Singh Lemar (Quad 4)
Nov 19: HCC Gobbler's Gambit (G/45;d5): Top Section (1800+): Jacob LaPlant 1st; Benji Weinstein 2nd; U1800 Section: Michael Cuppernull 1st; Brayden Sabol and Elizabeth Smith (Tie-2nd); U1400 Section: Rayan Essaad and Logan Carney (Tie-1st)
Nov 17: HCC Friday Knight Quads (SCHOLASTIC K-12): Trophy Winners: Asher Galen Blake, Roman Skiba (Quad 1); Aarav Singh Lemar, Oliver Paul Barber (Quad 2); Sahil Singh Lemar, Matthew Carlacci (Quad 3); Eli Grutzendler, Samar Singh Bist, Augustus William Gorman, Rayan Mathivanan (Small Swiss)
Nov 15: Will Johnson
Nov 13: Sahil Singh Lemar
Nov 8: Arthur Xu
Nov 6: Sahil Singh Lemar
Nov 4: Brayden Sabol

As of December 5, 2023, $22,275 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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