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2023 Summer Chess Program

Registration is OPEN

Description of Activities: Tactics Lessons, Puzzles, Rapid & Blitz games; Bughouse, Simuls, Instructional lectures, Structured activities and supervised play. Learn and practice new Openings and develop tournament skills. Break-time activities include foosball and ping pong! 2023 Summer Chess Flyer (PDF)

Who: Students Ages 7-17 who already know the basics of chess and are comfortable playing complete games to checkmate. Players will be grouped by their level of play and age.

Summer Dates & Schedule Options:

Week Full Week
3 Full Days
Week 1: June 26-30 $340 $255


Week 2: July 3-7, No class on July 4 $272 $255


Week 3: July 10-14 $340 $255


Week 4: July 17-21 $340 $255


Week 5: July 24-28 $340 $255


Available Discounts: Sibling (10%); Multi-week (10% discount on all additional weeks beyond your first). A $10 discount is also available for anyone paying using a fee-free payment method (cash, check, Zelle, Venmo) Please email for additional instructions for using a different payment method.

Location: Play More Chess Academy, 1227 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT

Additional Info: Popular coaches John Freeman and Jordan Groff returning this year! Coach Jordan recently reached a new USCF rating of 2139!

Sign Up for Summer Chess Program Using the Form Below:

Note: A PayPal account is not required to use this form - just choose "Check Out without a PayPal Account" (Pay with Credit or Debit Card).

Your registration will be confirmed via email when payment is received. Your child is not registered for the program until payment has been received and confirmed.

Change/Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made by May 30 will receive a full refund, less $50 cancellation fee. After May 30 no refund is available but you can switch to a different week at no charge, if space is available, and the request is made at least two weeks before your originally scheduled start date.

Photo Release: By registering for the summer chess program, you give permission for images taken during the program week, that may include your child participating in a program activity, to be used soley for promotion of chess education and program activities of Play More Chess Academy and the Hamden Chess Club, and waive any rights of compensation or ownership thereto.

T-shirts: Shirt order will be placed on May 15 for all students registered by that date. Please register before then to guarantee a shirt in your child's requested size. (T-shirt measurements are listed in the form below).

Discounts: If you wish to request one of the discounts listed above (i.e. for 3-day or Half Day schedule, etc) please email to and request separate payment link based on the discount your are requesting. Please include in your email the same student info as in the form below (Student Name, Age, Week(s); T-shirt size; best phone number; as well as any discount being requested).

2023 Summer Chess Program Registration Form - Please Choose One or More Weeks Below:
Please Choose T-Shirt Size:
Student Name & Age (Must be 7+)
Best Phone Number:


Email: | Phone: 203.680.8456 | Hamden, CT