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Summer Chess Program Registration now Open!

2023 Summer Chess Flyer (PDF)

  • Five Weeks Jun 26-Jul 28 (Sign up for one or more weeks)
  • Full week/full day (9AM-3PM), Half day (9AM-12:30PM) and 3-Day (9AM-3PM) schedule options are available
  • Sibling and Multi-week discounts available
  • Open to: Students Ages 7-17 who already know the basics AND are comfortable playing complete games to checkmate. Instructional groupings by level and age
  • USCF expert-level instruction!

Sign Up on the Summer Chess Program Page


Congrats to HCC Member (and PMCA 2022 Summer Program Participant) Lacey Wang for winning the CT State Girls Championship (Jan 21, 2023)!

Congrats to former PMCA Classes student Kushagra Bhargava for winning the CT State Scholastic Championship-Elementary K-5 Section (Jan 7, 2023)!


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 option to participate tournaments at reduced rate; free online chess club participation

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Hamden Chess Club

*Casual Play and USCF Tournaments


*In-Person Activities:
Casual Play Mondays & Thursdays; Monthly USCF- Rated tournaments for kids and adults

*Online Activities: 10+ tournaments each month with prizes


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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:


Sign Up at
hamdenadulted.com

Upcoming USCF Tournaments:

  • HCC January Journey (G/45,d5; Quads)
    Sat, Jan 28, 1:00PM
    Open to all Adults 13+; Under 13 must be rated 1000+ to participate
    EF: $25-40 (Discounts for early entry and Club members); Free Early entry for Club members rated 2000+ (entry fee deducted from prize)
    Prizes: Winner of each Quad $60; $65 for perfect 3-0 score
    Registration and current entries

  • HCC February Frenzy (SCHOLASTIC K-12)
    Sat, Feb 18, 1:00PM
    EF: $25-40 (Discounts for early entry and Club members)
    Prizes: Trophies for player(s) scoring at least 2.0 points of 3 in their quad (no tiebreaks) and chess medals for all other players!
    Registration and current entries


  • President's Day G/25 Action Quads
    Mon. Feb 20, 6:30PM

    Open to all Adults 13+; Under 13 must be rated 800+ to participate
    EF: $15-25 (Discounts for early entry and Club members); Free Early entry for Club members rated 2000+ (entry fee deducted from prize)
    Prizes: Winner of each Quad $30; $35 for perfect 3-0 score

    Registration and current entries

  • HCC February Fortress G/45 Quads
    Sat, Feb 25, 1:00PM
    Open to all Adults 13+; Under 13 must be rated 800+ to participate
    EF: $25-40 (Discounts for early entry and Club members); Free Early entry for Club members rated 2000+ (entry fee deducted from prize)
    Prizes: Winner of each Quad $60; $65 for perfect 3-0 score
    Registration and current entries

LINK TO ALL SCHEDULED USCF 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.



Adult Casual Play
Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Note: On 3rd Monday of most months there is an over-the-board tournament. Must pre-register to play in tournament - no casual play on those Monday evenings


Congratulations:

Congratulations to our recent winners of HCC online and OTB tournaments (in Bold):

Jan 25: Avi Jaffe
Jan 23: Owen Anatra
Jan 21: HCC January Joust (Scholastic): Trophy winners: Krystian Tkaczewski, Jr., Luca Festa (Quad 1); Alexander Zemon, Dylan Brown (Quad 2); Nyah Grous, Jack Brecks (Quad 3); Caleb Festa, Malcolm Polly (Quad 4); Matsey Filon, Austin Place (Quad 5)
Jan 18: Will Johnson
Jan 16: HCC MLK Day Action Quads: Quad 1: Theodore Hart; Quad 2: Eben Bauman, Brayden Sabol, Dylan Wynne (three-way tie)
Jan 16: Owen Anatra
Jan 14: Brayden Wang
Jan 11: Will Johnson
Jan 9: Owen Anatra
Jan 7: Derrick Tang
Jan 4: Brayden Sabol
Jan 2: Owen Anatra

As of January 26, 2023, $14,680 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
    • Winter 2023: Mar 1, 8, 15;
    • Spring 2023: May 3, 10, 17

  • Chess 102 -Chess Tactics
    Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
    • Spring 2023: Mar 22, 29, Apr 5


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

News:

2021-2022 Year-in-Review (annual report - PDF) posted 5/31/22

Hamden Chess Club named 2021 Chess Club of the Year in Connecticut by the Connecticut State Chess Association

2021 CT State Championship was held on Dec 4, 2021 (USCF cross table)

Our new location and chess programs were featured in this article in The Daily Nutmeg.


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