Hamden Chess Club


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Chess Challenge for Kids

What: These are three-game mini-tournaments for students of any level. Students are grouped into round-robins according to skill/experience. Top score for each round-robin quad receives choice of trophy or gift card! Participants learn to play using chess clocks and practice notating their games. Please bring your own water bottle. Free cookies/milk in kitchen! Please register early as space is limited.

Ages 5-13 (Kids are grouped according to skill/rating)

Winner in each quad can choose to receive a trophy (or cash). 2nd-4th places receive choice of chess medals or other prizes.

Date: See upcoming dates on Sign Up page. 3rd Fridays of most months.

Time: 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Location: Play More Chess Academy, 1227 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT, 06517.

Register: To Register for the next Kids Chess Challenge please go to the Sign Up page.


Hamden Adult Chess Nights
3rd Monday of the Month

What: 3rd Monday Adult Chess Night - Our main event open to adults. Brush up on your chess skills in a friendly, casual, mini-tournament environment. Usual format: Game/20, +3 sec delay. Elo rated games (not USCF) 4-person round-robin quads (3 games), grouped by rating. One 6-player Swiss section if necessary, with additional 2nd place prize. Ice tea and other refreshments available. Space is limited to 16 participants.

Who: Any adult (high school age or older)

Prizes: Cash prize for winner in each quad

Date: 3rd Mondays of each Month

Time: 6:30PM ~ 8:30PM

Location: Play More Chess Academy, 1227 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517

Register: To Register for Adult Chess Night go to the Sign Up page. Registration closes when space is full or at 6:00PM on day of tournament, whichever comes first.

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