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Chess Classes
for Kids (Year-Round)



*Beginner and Intermediate Classes - Eight class times offered each week

*Engaging learning, tournament play within each week's group

*Online and In-Person Options

*Includes HCC membership with option to participate tournaments at reduced rate; optional online chess club participation

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Hamden Chess Club

*Casual Play and USCF Tournaments


*In-Person Activities:
Casual Mondays and monthly Little Open Tournaments (for Adults - ages 13+); Monthly USCF Scholastic Tournaments (K-12) and USCF Swiss System Tournaments



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Chess Classes for Adults
(Fall, Winter, Spring)



*Classes meet one evening
(two hours) per week

* Chess 101 - Chess for Beginners

* Chess 102 - Chess Tactics

*Sign up for Adult Chess
Classes at Hamden Adult Education web site:


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hamdenadulted.org


Summer Chess Program for Kids:

Registration is now open for Summer 2022

Description: The Summer Chess program is for students age 8 and older who are intermediate level players (not beginners). Sign up for one or more weeks; Learn and practice a new chess opening each day, learn checkmate patterns, play standard chess and popular chess variants as well as foosball, table tennis, strategy-based board games. Students should already know standard chess rules and be able to play a complete game to checkmate. Designed especially for intermediate level chess students who have a foundational knowledge of chess tactics. Includes t-shirt and engaging learning! Sign up today - space is limited.


Upcoming Tournaments:

JUNE:

  • Sat. June 18, 2022, 1:00pm
    HCC June Jolt (Scholastic Tournament)
    USCF-rated; Grades K-12; 4SS; G/25,d5; In-Person
    Three Sections: Open (K-12), Intermediate (K-6), and Primary (K-3)
    Prizes: Nine Trophies (1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Trophies for each section and chess medals for all other participants)
    Registration link and current entries

  • Mon. June 20, 6:30pm
    June Little Open

    Elo-club rated, USCF not required to register; Adults-ages 13+; Quads - 3RR; G/20,d3; In-Person
    Prizes: Winner of each Quad: $40

    Registration link and current entries

  • Sat. June 25, 2022, 1:00pm
    HCC June Action
    USCF-rated; 4SS, G/30,d5; In-Person;
    Two Sections: Open (min 1400 req); and U1500

    Projected Prizes: $400
    , based on 20 entries
    Registration link and current entries

JULY:

  • Mon. July 18, 6:30pm
    July Little Open

    Elo-club rated, USCF not required to register; Adults-ages 13+; Quads - 3RR; G/20,d3; In-Person
    Prizes: Winner of each Quad: $40

    Registration link and current entries

  • Sat. July 23, 2022, 1:00pm
    HCC July Jamboree (Scholastic Tournament)
    USCF-rated; Grades K-12; 4SS; G/25,d5; In-Person
    Three Sections: Open (K-12), Intermediate (K-6), and Primary (K-3)
    Prizes: Nine Trophies (1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Trophies for each section and chess medals for all other participants)
    Registration link and current entries


  • Sat. June 30, 2022, 1:00pm
    HCC July Joust
    USCF-rated; 4SS, G/30,d5; In-Person;
    Two Sections: Open (min 1400 req); and U1500

    Projected Prizes: $400
    , based on 20 entries
    Registration link and current entries

AUGUST TOURNAMENTS

EVERY MONTH:

  • 10+ Online Tournaments each month for every level (Free Entry for HCC team members)
    No entry fee for online tournaments on the Lichess.org platform. HCC team members just sign up at the respective tournament link. Winner receives $20 gift card if HCC membership in good standing (or currently enrolled student); and a minimum of four team members participated in the tournament.

  • Congratulations:
  • Congratulations to our recent winners of HCC online and OTB tournaments (in Bold):
    • May 25: Asher Luszcz
      May 23: Derrick Tang
      May 21: Michael Fomin
      May 18: Asher Luszcz
      May 16: May Little Open Quad Winners: Will Johnson, Dylan Wynne
      May 16: Owen Anatra
      May 14: HCC May Maneuver (Scholastic): Open K-12: Yonatan Axelrad (1st); Truman Kaczmarczyk (2nd); Wyelin Newell (3rd); Intermediate K-6: Amanda Jiang (1st); Owen Anatra (2nd); Arthur Xu (3rd); Primary K-3: Aarav Singh Lamar (1st); Vivaan Lodha (2nd); Theodore Russell (3rd)
      May 11: Asher Luszcz
      May 9: Luannie Wang
      May 7: Roberto Frunzio
      May 4: Todd Kearns
      May 2: Luannie Wang
      Apr 30: HCC April Action: OPEN: Nicholas Crispi (1st); Donald McAndrew (2nd); U1600: Truman Kaczmarczyk (1st); Dylan Wynne (2nd); U1200: Roberto Frunzio (1st); Katarina Kuhn Murray (2nd)


      As of May 26, 2022, over $10,030 has been distributed in cash and prizes at the adult and kids tournaments (OTB and online).
      A List of all our past tournaments/first place winners is at here (PDF).
      USCF cross tables for HCC are listed here.
    • Join the HCC, participate in our next tournament, and win a prize!

  • Upcoming Adult Chess Classes
  • Chess 101 - Beginning Chess
    Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
    (Spring 2022: Apr 6, 13, 27);(Winter 2022: Feb 9, 16, 23); (Fall 2021: Oct 6, 13, 20)

  • Chess 102 -Chess Tactics
    Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm (Spring 2022: May 4, 11, 18);
    (Winter 2022: Mar 2, 9, 16); (Fall 2021: Oct 27, Nov 3, 10)


    Sign up for Adult Chess Classes at Hamden Adult Education web site: www.hamdenadulted.org

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