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.


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Grade Level/Age:
Student Name:
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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:
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Adult Chess Quad Tournament (3rd Monday Quads):
(In-person tournaments will return when risks from COVID-19 subside).

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):
(In-person tournaments will resume when risks of COVID-19 subside).

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:
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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.



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Email: | Phone: 203.680.0657 | Hamden, CT