Hamden Chess Club


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Chess Classes (Kids):

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.

NOTE: New IN-PERSON classes starting in March 2021 (Beginner-Tues; Intermediate-Thurs)

New Students - Please use this form to sign up:

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

Autopay Option for Kids Classes and Individual Lessons (save 8%):

The Autopay option is a monthly subscription service is provided for the convenience and savings for continuing students. The amount chosen will be withdrawn from your account on a monthly basis until you unsubscribe. (Autopay subscribers receive 8% discount as the monthly fee is based on four weeks/receiving four four classes in a month even during the four months in a year when there are five classes/weeks on a given day of the week).

Monthly Subscription Options:


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:

When: Little Open Adult Quad Tournaments occur on the 3rd Mondays of most months, 6:30pm-8:30pm
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:



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.

Kids' Chess Quad Tournament:
Kids' In-Person classes and group activities/tournaments are currently on hold due to COVID-19. Each Monday at 7:00pm there is however, a Beginner tournament held online for currently enrolled students and Hamden Chess Club community members.

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: 203.680.8456 | Hamden, CT