Hamden Chess Club


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Online Chess Classes (K-8):

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

HCC members can join the Hamden Chess Club 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:

Monday, Adult Casual Play resumed on 8/17/20 with masks and other COVID-19 safety protocols! Please join us Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm (drop-in for part or all of a session)!

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


Hamden Little Open (Monthly Adult Chess Quad Tournaments-3rd Mondays):

Little Open Details:
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: One day (24 hours) prior. No signups at door! Refunds available until entry deadline
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

COVID-19 Safety Protocols:
Masks required; Only come if you are not sick and have no symptoms; Social distancing required; plexiglass partition at each chess board; only one board set up per table; reduced building capacity 50%; no handshakes; hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes at each of the eight chess boards; hand sanitizing at arrival and between games; enhanced cleaning between events

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



Kids' Chess Quad Tournament:
Kids' In-Person classes and group activities/tournaments are currently on hold due to COVID-19. Check back here to sign up when they resume.

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.



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Email: | Phone: 203.680.0657 | Hamden, CT