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Congratulations:
Congratulations to our recent 1st Place Quad Winners:

Kids' Chess Challenge Tournaments: Lexin Yuan, Zeke Sundstrom, Asher Luszcz (2x), Samir Lydroose, Wyelin Newell, Thushitha Gaduputi, Sarvin Bhagwagar, Shan Kerr, Vedanta Bhargava, Kyle Smith, Nigel Smith, Kushagra Bhargava

Adult Chess (3rd Monday Tournaments): Gary Stewart, Daniel Li, Mark Yampolsky, Jacob Ayala, Sr., Harold Wenger, David Lewis (5x),
Bud Johnson, Jonathan Westphal, Wyn Veiga (4x), Brian Schlosser, Filippo Santoro, Sarvin Bhagwagar, Jarrod Anderson

As of Nov 20, 2019 over $1,383 has been distributed in cash and prizes at the adult and kids tournaments. Come join us this month!


Chess Classes for Kids (K-8th)
Enrollment is open and ongoing for Kids' Chess Classes. Initial sign up/commitment is for four weeks (one month), plus chess workbook. Students continuing beyond the initial sign up period do so on a month-to-month basis. Classes meet one hour per week. Please see the Classes page and Sign Up page for more info regarding class curriculum and schedule options (days/times) and online registration.


Hamden Chess Challenge for Kids:

What: These are three-game quad tournaments for students of any level. Students are grouped into round-robin quads according to skill/experience. Participants learn to play using chess clocks and can practice recording the moves in their games. Time control/format: Game/20, +3 sec delay. (Each player has 20 min to make their moves so each of the three games/rounds can last up to 40 minutes). Participants can bring a water bottle if they would like. Free cookies/milk in the kitchen! Space is limited, please register early.
Who:
Ages 5-13 (Kids are grouped according to skill/rating)
Prizes:
Winner in each quad can choose to receive a trophy or cash prize. 2nd-4th places receive choice of chess medals or other prizes.


Dates:
3rd Fridays of most months. 2019-2020 dates listed on Sign Up page. Next Kids' Tournament is Friday, January 17!
Time: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Location: Play More Chess Academy, 1227 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT
Register: To Register for the next Chess Challenge for Kids go to the Sign Up page. Early bird (Two or more days early) Registration fee is $20. One day prior registration is $22.50. Same day Registration is $25.00. Please register early as space is limited. Registration closes when space is full or at 6:00PM on day of tournament, whichever comes first.



Hamden Adult Chess Night:

What: 3rd Monday Adult Chess Night - This Chess Challenge for Adults is our main event open to adults. Brush up on your chess skills in a friendly, casual, mini-tournament environment. Time control/format: Game/20, +3 sec delay. (Each player has 20 min to make their moves so each of the three games/rounds can last up to 40 minutes). 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, please register early.
Who: Any adult (high school age or older)
Prizes: Cash or Gift Card (for Winner in each quad).
Date: 3rd Monday of each Month. The next Adult Chess Night is Monday, Dec 16, 2019!
Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM

Location: Play More Chess Academy, 1227 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT
Register: To Register for a Hamden 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.


Hamden Adult Education (Fall 2019 Chess Course):

Course Title: Chess Tactics

Description:
Whether you are new to chess or wish to brush up on your skills and meet other adult chess players in the area, this class is for you! We will focus on chess tactics such as pins, skewers, double attacks, discovered attacks, decoys and cross-pins, as well as other tactical devices. You will improve your game and take your chess-playing ability to the next level. Join us in planning your next move!

Register Online by selecting a course number below:

2819B 11/11 - 12/9 Mo 6:30-8:30pm

Class Location: Play More Chess Academy, 1227 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517


Opportunities 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. Children (12 and under) must have an adult present unless they are enrolled in a class.

Mondays (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.


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Play More Chess Academy
1227 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
Email: info@PlayMoreChess.com | Phone: 203.680.0657