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  • Classes for Kids (Offered Year-Round; In-Person or Online)

  • Classes for Adults (In-Person; Sign up via Hamden Adult Education Chess 101 Beginner and Chess 102 Chess Tactics)

  • Hamden Chess Club (Casual Play, Monthly USCF-rated tournaments; Weekly online Lichess tournaments with prizes and free entry; Discounts on USCF-rated tournament entry fees)

  • HCC Tournaments - USCF (In-Person)
    • HCC Monthly G/25 Action Quads
    • HCC Monthly Kids Scholastic (Grades K-12)
    • HCC Monthly G/45 Quads
    • HCC Classical G/75+30

  • Tournaments - Online Weekly on the Lichess platform, for all ages and rating levels; no entry fee but must be HCC member or enrolled chess student:
    • Monday Madness 7pm (Beginners - Max 1400 rating)
    • Wild Wednesday Open 8pm (Open to any rating)
    • Saturday Skirmish 3pm (Intermediate - Max 1700 rating)

  • Gift Certificates

  • Newsletter (emailed Beginning of month)

Chess Classes for Kids (year-round):

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

Classes meet one hour per week and provide engaging topical chess lessons, short video tutorials, puzzles, examples from grandmaster games and other fun activities in a proven learning curriculum aligned with US Chess Federation recommendations.

Students choosing to continue beyond initial four weeks do so on a month-to-month basis. Payment is automatic once per month ensuring enrollment for that month of classes.

ALSO INCLUDES: Hamden Chess Club membership with reduced entry fee for in-person tournaments; free entry in weekly online tournaments. It includes PMCA Private Online Chess Club for optional casual games (with classmates and other PMCA students) each week.

If preferred class day/time is full, please email below to be listed on waiting list.

QUESTIONS? Please email info@PlayMoreChess.com or call 203.680.8456

 

Please Choose an Option Below:
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Hamden Chess Club Membership:

Hamden Chess Club Membership Rates:

-Adults: $100/year
-Scholastic (K-12) $80/year
-Seniors (Age 65+): $80/year

HCC club members of all ages and chess abilities can join the Hamden Chess Club and find opportunities to play both casual and tournament chess, both Over-the-Board (OTB) and online
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Both yearly and monthly payment options are available. Membership will renew automatically at the end of the period unless canceled.

As of Dec 2022 HCC has 88 paid members and weekly casual play attendance ranges between 8 and 16 on a typical Monday or Thursday evening.

Benefits:

Discounted entry fees on USCF Rated Tournaments each month:

-USCF Scholastic (Grades K-12 of any chess rating, included unrated). Usually on Saturday afternoon.

-G/45 USCF tournaments for adults of any rating (ages 13+). Under 13 eligible if chess rating of 1000+. Usually on Saturday afternoon.

-G/25 USCF Action Quads tournaments. For adults of any rating (ages 13+). Under 13 eligible if chess rating of 1000+. Opportunity to play three rated games in one evening. Usually on 3rd Monday evening of month 6:30-9:30pm

-G/75+30 several times a year we offer tournaments with a classical (longer) time control. Usually four rounds, one round per week, Sunday afternoon.

Weekly Online Tournaments:
Free entry for HCC members. Members of any age who enjoy online play can participate in our weekly online tournaments on Lichess.org for various rating levels (usually Mon., Wed., & Sat).
A $20 Amazon gift card goes to the first place winner if membership is in good standing and the tournament had a minimum of four HCC participants. Upcoming online tournaments and additional details are listed at: https://lichess.org/team/hamden-chess-club.

Twice Weekly Casual Play: HCC members can play free, most Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, ($10 day rate for visitors/non-members). (Note: 3rd Mondays of a month are reserved for G/25 Action Quads tournament which requires advance registration). Under age 13 may participate if they have a rating of 1000+.

Please Choose Membership Category:
Chess Level (Based on current USCF rating or self-estimated):
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Tournaments (In-Person)



DECEMBER 2022
  • HCC December Desperado (SCHOLASTIC K-12; G/25,d5; 4SS)
    Sat. Dec 10, 1:00pm
    Three Sections: Open (1200 and up); Under 1200 Section; and Under 600 Section
    EF: $25-40 (Discounts for early entry and Club members)
    Prizes: Trophies for Top 3 in each section and chess medals for all other players
    Registration and current entries

  • HCC December Discovery (G/45,d5; Quads)
    Sat. Dec 17, 1:00pm
    Open to all Adults 13+; Under 13 must be rated 1000+ to participate
    EF: $25-40 (Discounts for early entry and Club members); Free Early entry for Club members rated 2000+ (entry fee deducted from prize)
    Prizes: Winner of each Quad $60; $65 for perfect 3-0 score
    Registration and current entries

  • HCC December Action Quads (G/25,d5; Quads)
    Mon. Dec 19, 6:30pm
    Open to all Adults 13+; Under 13 must be rated 1000+ to participate
    EF: $15-25 (Discounts for early entry and Club members); Free Early entry for Club members rated 2000+ (entry fee deducted from prize)
    Prizes: Winner of each Quad $30; $35 for perfect 3-0 score
    Registration and current entries

JANUARY 2023

  • HCC WINTER CLASSIC (G/75+30; 4SS)
    Sunday afternoons Jan 15-Feb 5, 1:00PM
    Open to all Adults 13+; Under 13 must be rated 1000+ to participate
    Two Sections: Open and U1600
    EF: $40-$60 (Discounts for early entry and Club members)
    Prizes: $625 based on 24 paid entries
    Registration and current entries

  • MLK Day Action Quads (G/25,d5; Quads)
    Mon. Jan 16, 6:30PM

    Open to all Adults 13+; Under 13 must be rated 1000+ to participate
    EF: $15-25 (Discounts for early entry and Club members); Free Early entry for Club members rated 2000+ (entry fee deducted from prize)
    Prizes: Winner of each Quad $30; $35 for perfect 3-0 score

    Registration and current entries

  • HCC January Joust (SCHOLASTIC K-12; G/25,d5 Quads)
    Sat, Jan 21, 1:00PM
    EF: $25-40 (Discounts for early entry and Club members)
    Prizes: Trophies for player(s) scoring at least 2.0 points of 3 in their quad (no tiebreaks) and chess medals for all other players!
    Registration and current entries

  • HCC January Journey (G/45,d5; Quads)
    Sat, Jan 28, 1:00PM
    Open to all Adults 13+; Under 13 must be rated 1000+ to participate
    EF: $25-40 (Discounts for early entry and Club members); Free Early entry for Club members rated 2000+ (entry fee deducted from prize)
    Prizes: Winner of each Quad $60; $65 for perfect 3-0 score
    Registration and current entries

Tournaments (Online):

Upcoming Weekly HCC Online Tournaments on Lichess

Online tournaments are for all ages. Wednesday tournaments open to all rating levels; Mon and Sat tournaments are restricted based on rating levels as listed on tournament page; No entry fee for online tournaments but must be HCC member or enrolled chess student who has requested to join and been accepted to the HCC team on Lichess prior to the tournament. ($20 Gift Card prize for online tournament winner if tournament has four or more players. Winner must be HCC current member in good standing or currently enrolled PMCA chess student to claim a prize):

  • Monday Madness 7pm (Beginners - Max 1400 rating)
  • Wild Wednesday Open 8pm (Open to any rating)
  • Saturday Skirmish 3pm (Intermediate - Max 1700 rating)

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.


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Email: info@PlayMoreChess.com | Phone: 203.680.8456 | Hamden, CT