Hamden Chess Club


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Online Summer Chess Program:
Note: The 2020 Summer Program is only offered online (not in-person). In-person OTB group activities will resume when risks of COVID-19 transmission subside.

WEEKS: Choose one or more weeks in the form below.

DAYS/TIMES: Monday - Thursday; 1:30PM-3:00PM

WHERE: Coach Rod's Virtual Chess Room on and classroom on 

WHO: Open to students who understand the basic rules of standard chess, are comfortable playing complete games and have a solid understanding of check and checkmate. We will play standard chess and learn/experiment with new chess variants! Additional description of activities on Events page.

REQUIREMENTS: Each student will need their own device, a good internet connection and a free account on It is recommended that each device has a camera, but that is not a requirement.

EARLY REGISTRATION FEE: $95/Week (Registration fee increases to $110 the Friday before a program week begins. Reg. discount for signing up for more than one week: Email (Weeks 1 & 2: Full-Registration Closed).

Please Choose One or More Weeks Below:
Grade Level/Age:
Student Name:
Cell Phone Number:

Online Chess Classes (Grades K-8):
Note: Classes are currently offered online (not in-person). In-person OTB classes will resume when risks of COVID-19 transmission subside.

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 weekly tournaments

QUESTIONS? Please email or call 203.680.0657.


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


Hamden Chess Club Membership
Regular in-person casual play and tournaments will resume as soon as the risk of COVID-19 transmission subsides.

HCC members can join the Hamden Chess Club platforms on and 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 (usually Mon., Wed., & Sat). They are open to HCC members, including currently enrolled students of Play More Chess Academy. The Sat. tournament is for beginning players (limited to players with <1200 ratings).

A $20 prize, (usually an Amazon gift card) goes to the first place winner for tournaments that have at least four HCC participants. Upcoming tournaments are listed on the HCC platform on (must be logged into to view tournament links).

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


Adult Chess Quad Tournament (3rd Monday Quads):
Note: In-person OTB tournaments will resume when risks of COVID-19 transmission subside. Please join the HCC and play in our online tournaments.

3rd Mondays. 6:30PM ~ 8:30PM. Our main event open to adults (high school age and older). Brush up on your chess skills in a friendly, casual, mini-tournament environment. Usual format: Game/20, +3 sec delay. Elo club-rated games (not USCF), round-robin quads (3 games), grouped by rating. Cash prize for each quad winner. One 6-player Swiss section if necessary, with additional 2nd place prize. Ice tea and other refreshments available. Winner of each quad receives $30 cash prize.

Please Choose an Option Below:
Experience/Level (Rating, if Known)
Cell Phone Number:


Kids' Chess Quad Tournament (3rd Friday Quads):
Note: In-person OTB tournaments will resume when risks of COVID-19 transmission subside. Please join the HCC and play in our online tournaments.

Most months we offer a Chess Challenge for Kids - a three-game mini-tournament for students of any level. Students are grouped into round-robins according to age/experience. Participants learn to play using chess clocks and can practice learning to notate their games. Entry fee includes (Cookie and drink in the kitchen between games!
Who: Ages 5-13 (Kids are grouped according to age/experience
Prizes: Choice of Trophy or Cash prize for winner of each quad. 2nd-4th places receive chess medals or other prizes. Space is limited - register early.
Cost: Early Bird Registration fee: $20. Registration fee for 2 days Prior $22.50; Same Day registration fee: $25.

Please Choose One or More Dates Below:
Grade Level/Age:
Student Name:
Cell Phone Number:

Special Events - RSVP:

Please rsvp your attendance to chess movie nights and special events by sending email with attendee name(s)/number of guests to:

HCC members and currently enrolled students can attend free.

Gift Certificates:

Gift Certificates can be ordered in any amount. Email your request to and include any personalized message (i.e. include To: From: Amount: Message:). We will respond with payment instructions and a gift certificate that you can print out to give to the recipient.

Gift Certificates can be used for anything we offer including lessons, classes, chess clocks, and books. After your request is received you will receive a reply with payment instructions.
Upon receipt of payment you will receive your personalized Gift Certificate via e-mail or it can be picked up at the Studio (1227 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517).



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Email: | Phone: 203.680.0657 | Hamden, CT