Our programs offer students from kindergarten through adult a chance to learn chess and improve their chess skills. We teach all ability levels, from beginners to advanced players. Since 2011, we have offered after-school and in-school enrichment chess programs at schools in New Haven County.
Over 6,000 children and adults have participated in classes, private lessons and chess events offered by Play More Chess Academy since it was founded and over 120 students and club members participate in classes, lessons and other events on a weekly basis.
Play More Chess Academy was founded by Rod Groff, a USCF Certified Chess Coach and Certified Club Tournament Director with the United States Chess Federation.
Hamden Chess Club is an official affiliate of US Chess. The club has a permanent home at Play More Chess Academy and meets weekly for casual play. Tournaments and special events for kids and adults are held on a regular basis. In addition to scheduled events, HCC members can meet up with friends and play chess during open hours.
Summer Store Hours (JUN-AUG):
tournaments: Monday Madness (Beginners) 7:00pm, Wild Wednesday (Advanced
-Open to All Rating levels) 8:00pm; and Saturday Skirmish (Beginners/Intermediate)
afternoon and evening hours for Classes, Lessons, Appointments and Special
Events. To confirm hours or item availability please email: info@PlayMoreChess.com.
Level for Classes:
Adult classes are offered each semester through the Hamden/North Haven Adult Education Program and are taught at the Play More Chess Academy location. Classes are offered for both beginning students (Chess 101-Chess for Beginners); and more advanced students (Chess 102 - Chess Tactics); as well as (Chess Club "See if I Like It").
Email: info@PlayMoreChess.com | Phone: 203.680.8456 | Hamden, CT