Our programs offer students from kindergarten through adult a chance to learn chess and improve their chess skills. We teach all ability levels, from beginners to advanced players. Since 2011, we have offered after-school and in-school enrichment chess programs at schools in New Haven County.
Over 7,000 children and adults have participated in classes, private lessons and chess events offered by Play More Chess Academy since it was founded and over 85 students and over 100 club members participate in classes, lessons and other events on a weekly basis.
Play More Chess Academy was founded by Rod Groff, a USCF Certified Chess Coach and Certified Club Tournament Director with the United States Chess Federation.
Hamden Chess Club is an official affiliate of US Chess. The club has a permanent home at Play More Chess Academy and meets weekly for casual play. Tournaments and special events for kids and adults are held each month. In addition to scheduled events, HCC members can meet up with friends and play chess during open hours.
Hours-if coming to purchase an item, please try to come outside of class
times (i.e. come either before 4PM or after 6:15PM)
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Space Rental for Private
You may bring any food or drink you like, play music from your playlist through the built-in sound system. Parking on the premises with additional public/street parking available.
Further Information or to Request a Party Date:
Email: info@PlayMoreChess.com | Phone: 203.680.8456 | Hamden, CT