Hamden Chess Club


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Chess Classes
for Kids

*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 - High School age and older); USCF Scholastic Tournaments (K-12); USCF Swiss Tournaments

*Online tournaments:
Monday Madness 7pm
Wild Wednesday 8pm Saturday Skirmish 3pm
(Eligibility based on blitz rating - open to all ages)

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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

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Classes at Hamden Adult Education web site:

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Upcoming Events:


Congratulations to our recent 1st Place Tournament Winners:

    Nov 24: Tori Turner
    Nov 22: Luannie Wang
    Nov 17: Todd Kearns
    Nov 15: Kevin Kirby (Nov Little Open)
    Nov 15: Ruban Saravanan
    Nov 13: Louie Lu
    Nov 10: Asher Luszcz
    Nov 8: Luannie Wang
    Nov 6: David Lewis
    Nov 3: Asher Luszcz
    Nov 1: Luannie Wang
    ct 30: Mohamed Abdelrhaman (Open); Asher Luszcz (U1500) The October Opposition (USCF)
    Oct 27: Todd Kearns
    Oct 25: Luannie Wang
    Oct 23: Brayden Wang October Scholastic Tournament (USCF)

    As of November 25, 2021, over $6,540 has been distributed in cash and prizes at the adult and kids tournaments (OTB and online), since our tournaments began in September 2017. Join the HCC, participate in our next tournament, and win a prize! A List of all our past tournaments/first place winners is at here (PDF).

Upcoming Adult Chess Classes

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

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

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1227 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
Email: | Phone: 203.680.8456