to our recent 1st Place Quad Winners:
Chess Challenge Tournaments: Brayden Wang, Asher Luszcz (3x), Lexin
Yuan, Zeke Sundstrom, Samir Lydroose, Wyelin Newell, Thushitha Gaduputi,
Sarvin Bhagwagar, Shan Kerr, Vedanta Bhargava, Kyle Smith, Nigel Smith,
Adult Chess (3rd Monday Tournaments): Richard Garango, Jordan
Groff, Gary Stewart, Daniel Li, Mark Yampolsky, Jacob Ayala, Sr., Harold
Wenger, David Lewis (6x), Bud
Johnson, Jonathan Westphal,
Wyn Veiga (4x), Brian Schlosser, Filippo Santoro,
Sarvin Bhagwagar, Jarrod Anderson
of Jan 18, 2020 over $1,481 has been distributed in cash and prizes
at the adult and kids tournaments. Come join us next month!
Chess Classes for Kids (K-8th)
is open and ongoing for Kids' Chess Classes. Initial sign up/commitment
is for four weeks (one month), plus chess workbook. Students continuing
beyond the initial sign up period do so on a month-to-month basis. Classes
meet one hour per week. Please see the Classes
page and Sign Up page for
more info regarding class curriculum and schedule options (days/times)
and online registration.
Tournament for Kids (3rd Friday Quads):
Monthly Adult Chess Tournament:
3rd Monday Adult Chess Tournament - This monthly quad tournament is our
regular for adults (high school age and older). Brush up on your chess
skills in a friendly, casual, mini-tournament environment. Time control/format:
+3 sec delay. (Each player has 20 min to make their moves so each of the
three games/rounds can last up to 40 minutes). Elo
rated games (not USCF). 4-person round-robin quads (3 games), grouped
by rating. One 6-player Swiss section if necessary, with additional 2nd
place prize. Ice tea and other refreshments
available. Space is limited, please register early.
Who: Any adult (high school age or older)
Prizes: Cash Prize (for Winner in each quad).
Date: 3rd Monday of each Month. The next Adult Chess Night is Monday,
January 20, 2020
Play More Chess Academy, 1227 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT
To Register for a Hamden Adult
Chess Night go to the Sign Up
page. Registration closes when space is full or at 6:00PM on day of tournament,
whichever comes first.
Adult Education (Winter/Spring 2020 Chess Courses):
101 - Beginning Chess
Description: This class is designed for true beginners to the
game of chess. You will learn/review all the basics, from the names of
the pieces,how they move, how they capture, how to keep pieces safe, and
of course, the ultimate object of the game - checkmate! A complete description
is listed in the HAE course catalog.
#2819 - Register at hamdenadulted.org Five weeks, (Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm,
beginning Monday, February 3, 2020).
102 - Chess Tactics
Description: This class is designed for students who are familiar
with chess basic rules and ready to take ther game to the next level by
focusing on tactics. A complete description is listed in the HAE course
#2841 - Register at hamdenadulted.org Five weeks, (Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm,
beginning Monday, March 23, 2020).
Class Location: Play More Chess Academy, 1227 Whitney Avenue,
Hamden, CT 06517
for Casual Play:
Chess Players can meet up and play games during any open
hours in designated casual playing areas. If a class is in session
in the classroom area the casual games must not interfere. Children (12
and under) must have an adult present unless they are enrolled in a class.
(6:30-8:30pm) are the primary casual play time for adults (high school
age and older). No registration required, the first couple visits
are free to attend. After the first two casual play visits a Hamden
Chess Club membership is required.
More Chess Academy
1227 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
| Phone: 203.680.0657