In-person, Over-the-Board events will resume when risks of COVID-19 transmission
subside. HCC members can play each other casually and play in our twice
weekly Hamden Social-distance Skirmish (10 | 5 tournaments: Open ratings
(Open to any rating) Mondays at 7:00pm; Under 1200 rating (Beginner Tourn)
Fridays at 7:00pm. Go to: Hamden
Chess Club on Chess.com
Quad Chess Tournaments (3rd Monday Quads):
What: 3rd Monday Adult Chess Tournament - 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 so sign up early.
Who: Any adult (high school age or older)
Prizes: Cash prize for winner in each quad
3rd Mondays of each Month
6:30PM ~ 8:30PM
Play More Chess Academy, 1227 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517
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.
Students and Hamden Chess Club members can attend chess movie nights,
simuls and other special events at a free or discounted rate depending
on the event. Upcoming
movies and special events are listed the monthly email newsletter sent
to students and Hamden Chess Club members.
for Casual Play:
Chess Players can meet up and play games during any open
hours in designated casual playing areas. If a class is in session
in the classroom area the casual games must not interfere with the class.
Children (12 and under) must have an adult present unless they are enrolled
in a class.
(6:30-8:30pm) are the primary casual play time for adults (high school
age and older). No registration required, the first couple visits
are free to attend. After the first two casual play visits a Hamden
Chess Club membership is required.
out upcoming regional tournaments listed on this clearinghouse page: