Hamden Chess Club

Hamden Chess Team


Live Games

Summer Program

Gift Certificates!
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2024 Summer Chess (Day Program) Registration
(5 wks; Jun 24-Jul 26; 9am-3pm)
3-day and half day options also available
Improve your Chess, make new friends, and have fun
Sign up for one or more remaining 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

*153 HCC members as of
June 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 and Calculation
*Chess: The Power of Pawns (New Fall 2024)
*Chess Openings: Play the Sicilian! (New Fall 2024)
*Chess Endgames: Tactics & Strategies
*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):

Jul 13: HCC July Jamboree (Scholastic) Trophy Winners: Aleksandr Kuzmin, Kapish Kishore (Section 1); Logan Carney, Aaron Torres (Section 2); Aadvik Gudipati, Luke Mbewe (Section 3); Rayan Mathivanan, Isaac Rothman (Section 4); Jonathan Fan, Sasha Peter Lesser, Yash Khandelwal (Section 5)
Jul 10: Akshay Sriram
Jul 6: Arthur Xu
Jul 3: Akshay Sriram
June 29: Praharsh Varada
June 26: Arthur Xu
June 24: Adam Clough
June 22: HCC June Game-in-45 Challenge: Top (1700+): Jordan Groff; Alex Emmons (Tie-1st/2nd); U1700: Luca Festa, Akshay Sriram (Tie-1st/2nd); U1300: Zeeshan Syed; Oliver Barber (Tie-1st/2nd)
June 19: Akshay Sriram
June 17: HCC June Action Quads: Giles Thomas, Nicolas Watrous (Tie-Section 1); Nicolas Zimmerman (Section 2); Akshay Sriram (Section 3); Matthew Matuszewski (Section 4)
June 15: HCC June Jolt (Scholastic) Trophy Winners: Daniel Chou, Alexander Kuzmin (Section 1); Anthony Bayden, Timur Tuktamyshov (Section 2); Cameron Bullock, Daniel Bayden (Section 3)
June 12: Todd Kearns

As of July 14, 2024, $28,915 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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