Hamden Chess Club


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Sign Up for Studio Chess Classes (Grades K-8):
Initial sign up is for four weeks. Students choosing to continue beyond four weeks can do so on a month-to-month basis. Please email or call to confirm availability if unable to sign up for a studio class (class may be full). New students who wish to sign up for individual lessons should email for available time slots. Note: Studio Classes and Individual lessons are currently offered only online (not in-person) due to COVID-19, until public schools re-open.

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Grade Level/Age:
Student Name:
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Adult Chess Quad Tournament (3rd Monday Quads):

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.

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Experience/Level (Rating, if Known)
Cell Phone Number:


Kids' Chess Quad Tournament (3rd Friday Quads):

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.
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Grade Level/Age:
Student Name:
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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.


Hamden Chess Club Membership

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Name of Chess Player:
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Online Gift Certificates can be ordered in any amount. Email your request to and include any personalized message (i.e. include To: From: Amount: Message:) you would like included on the gift certificate for the recipient. You will receive instructions for sending the payment and the gift certificate that you can print and 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