Hamden Chess Club


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Chess Classes
for Kids

*One hour per week

*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 HCC membership & option to participate in weekly tournaments

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Hamden Chess Club

* Casual and Tournament Play with fellow club members each week

* Join HCC, participate in our regular tournaments and win a prize:

Monday Madness 7pm
Wild Wednesday 8pm Saturday Skirmish 3pm
(Online, eligibility based on blitz rating - open to kids and adults - all ages)

Casual Mondays and monthly Little Open Tournaments (Adults - High School age and older); USCF Scholastic Quads (K-12); USCF Swiss Tournaments

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Chess Classes for Adults
(Fall, Winter, Spring)

*Classes meet one evening
(two hours) per week

* Chess 101 - Chess for Beginners

* Chess 102 - Chess Tactics

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Classes at Hamden Adult Education web site:

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Hamden Chess Club Upcoming Events:


Congratulations to our recent 1st Place Tournament Winners:

    Oct 13: Asher Luszcz
    Oct 11: Luannie Wang
    Oct 9: Tori Turner
    Oct 6: Asher Luszcz
    ct 4: Amanda Jiang
    Oct 2: Tori Turner
    Sep 29: Todd Kearns
    Sep 25: Mark Sifrovich
    Sep 22: Nicholas Watrous
    Sep 20: Mohamed Abdelrhaman, Camilla Rhodes-Alexandrite, Nicholas Watrous (September Little Open Quad Winners)
    Sep 20: Aarav Lemar
    Sep 18: Henry Schlag
    Sep 15: Will Johnson
    Sep 13: Luannie Wang

    As of October 15, 2021, over $6,070 has been distributed in cash and prizes at the adult and kids tournaments (OTB and online), since our tournaments began in 2017. Join the HCC, participate in our next tournament, and win a prize! Here is a List of all first place winners of our past Tournaments (PDF).

Congratulations to the all Students and Club Members on their Achievements in the past year! 2020-2021 Annual Report of Student Achievement Levels and Hamden Chess Club Enrollment (PDF)

Adult Chess Classes - Fall 2021

Chess 101 - Beginning Chess
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm (Oct 6, 13, 20)

Chess 102 -Chess Tactics
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm (Oct 27, Nov 3, 10)

Hamden Chess Club "Test Drive"
Mondays 6:30-8:30pm (Oct 4, 11, 25; Nov 8, 15, 29)

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Our new location and chess programs were featured in this article in The Daily Nutmeg!

Best wishes to all of you and thanks so much for supporting our classes and other chess programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please stay safe!


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1227 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
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