Hamden Chess Club


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Chess Classes for Kids (year-round):

DATES: Enrollment is ongoing throughout the year. Choose a day/time below. Initial sign up is for four weeks (one hour class per week).

CONTINUING STUDENTS: Students choosing to continue beyond initial four weeks can do so on a month-to-month basis.

INCLUDES: HCC membership and optional participation in frequent tournaments

QUESTIONS? Please email or call 203.680.8456


New Students - IN-PERSON Classes (Grades K-8) Please use this form to sign up for IN-PERSON Classes:

New Students - Please Choose an Option Below:
Age/Grade Level:
Student Name:
Cell Phone Number:


New Students - ONLINE Classes (Grades K-8) Please use this form to sign up for ONLINE Classes:

Please Choose an Option Below:
Grade Level/Age:
Student Name:
Cell Phone Number:

Autopay Option for Kids Classes and Individual Lessons:

The Autopay option is a monthly subscription service is provided for the convenience and savings for continuing students. Please use this form only after your weekly class or lesson time is established. The amount chosen will be withdrawn from your account on a monthly basis until you unsubscribe.

Monthly Subscription Options:


Hamden Chess Club Membership:

HCC members of all ages can join the Hamden Chess Club team on and play chess casually with each other and also participate in our weekly online club tournaments.

Hamden Chess Club hosts up to three online tournaments each week for various rating levels (usually Mon., Wed., & Sat). They are open to HCC members, including currently enrolled students of Play More Chess Academy. A $20 prize, (usually an Amazon gift card) goes to the first place winner for tournaments that have at least four HCC participants. Upcoming online tournaments are listed at:

OTB play: HCC membership includes Adult Casual Play Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm (usually 1st, 2nd, 4th, (5th) Mondays each month).

Membership also includes discounted entry fee ($15mbrs/$25nonmbrs) for monthly Little Open adult quad tournaments (usually 3rd Mondays of each month), 6:30-8:30pm

Please Choose From the Options Below:
Grade Level/Age:
Name of Chess Player:
Cell Phone Number:


Hamden Little Open Tournaments:

When: Little Open Adult Quad Tournaments occur on the 3rd Mondays of most months, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Time Control/format:
G/20, d3; Round-robin quads; Equipment provided
Entry fee: $15 HCC members; $25 non-members
Prizes: $30 1st each quad; one six player swiss group if necessary, with $20 2nd place prize
Eligibility: USCF membership is not required. Adults of all levels (high school age and up) are welcome. Elo (club rated games) not USCF
Entry deadline: 12:00pm (Noon) on day of tournament. No signups at door! Refunds available until entry deadline. Registration may close earlier if tournament capacity is reached prior to noon on the day of the tournament.
Defaults: Players not checked in prior to start time may be defaulted. Clocks will start promptly
Byes: No byes due to round-robin format. All participants must play all three rounds


Tournament Entry Fee (Choose HCC Member $15 OR Non-Member $25):
Choose Rating/Skill (eg. USCF/ estimate):
Full Name:
Cell Phone:



Gift Certificates for Chess Players!

Please Choose Amount of Gift Certificate ($25 | $50 | $100 | $250):
Recipient Name:
Message to Recipient:

Note: Once your gift certificate payment is received you will receive an attractive 8.5" x 11" gift certificate with Recipient Name, Message, Amount, Date (See Sample). A copy of the certificate will be kept on file at the studio until the amount of the gift certificate is spent. Gift certificate must be used within 18 months of the date of purchase.

Kids' Tournaments:

Kids can participate in the weekly online tournaments. Each Monday at 7:00pm there is Beginner tournament (maximum rating 1400); Each Saturday at 3:00pm there is a Beginner/Intermediate tournament (maximum rating 1700). There is no entry fee for the online tournaments but participants must be currently enrolled students and/or Hamden Chess Club community members to participate/claim a prize. Each online tournament has a $20 Amazon gift card for the first place winner.

In-Person tournaments for Kids should resume in Fall 2021. Be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter for news of all our upcoming events.

Special Events - RSVP:

Sign up info/ RSVP info for Chess movie nights, Open Houses, Special training sessions and Simuls with top chess players and other special events will be posted here.



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Email: | Phone: 203.680.8456 | Hamden, CT