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Chess Classes for Kids (year-round):

DATES: Enrollment is ongoing throughout the year. Choose a day/time below. Initial sign up is for one month/four weeks (one hour class per week).

Classes meet one hour per week and provide engaging topical chess lessons, short video tutorials, puzzles, examples from grandmaster games and other fun activities in a proven learning curriculum aligned with US Chess Federation recommendations.

Students choosing to continue beyond initial four weeks do so on a month-to-month basis.

ALSO INCLUDES: Hamden Chess Club membership with reduced entry fee for in-person tournaments; free entry in weekly online tournaments. It includes PMCA Private Online Chess Club for optional casual games (with classmates and other PMCA students) each week.

If preferred class day/time is full, please email below to be listed on waiting list.

QUESTIONS? Please email info@PlayMoreChess.com or call 203.680.8456

 

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Hamden Chess Club Membership:

HCC club members of all ages can join the Hamden Chess Club and find opportunities to play both casual and tournament chess, both Over-the-Board (OTB) and online.

HCC membership includes Adult Casual Play (ages 13+) Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm (usually 1st, 2nd, 4th, (5th) Mondays each month). Also casual play Thurs 6:30-8:30pm. Non-members pay a day rate to participate. 3rd Mondays of a month are usually reserved for Little Open tournaments.

Discounted Membership Rate for Scholastic (K-12) and Seniors (Age 65+).

HCC Membership includes opportunities to play chess in-person and online. Members receive discounts on OTB tournament entry fees. Regular tournaments include our Little Open club tournaments (ages 13+); as well as USCF Scholastic (Grades K-12) tournaments and regular USCF Swiss Style tournaments (any age).

HCC members of any age who enjoy online play can participate in our weekly online tournaments on Lichess.org for various rating levels (usually Mon., Wed., & Sat). A $20 prize, (usually an Amazon gift card) goes to the first place winner if membership is in good standing and the tournament had a minimum of four HCC participants. Upcoming online tournaments are listed at: https://lichess.org/team/hamden-chess-club.

Please Choose Membership Category:
Chess Level (Based on current USCF rating or self-estimated):
Name of Club Member:
Best Phone Number/Cell Phone:

 


Tournaments (In-Person)

JULY:

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

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

    Registration link and current entries

  • Sat. July 23, 2022, 1:00pm
    HCC July Jamboree G/30 Quads (Scholastic K-12)
    USCF-rated; G/30,d5; 3RR Quads; In-Person
    Prizes: Trophies for player(s) in each quad who achieve total of two points out of three. Chess medals for all other players within each quad.

    Registration link and current entries


  • Sat. July 30, 2022, 1:00pm
    HCC July Joust G/45 Quads
    Adults Ages 13+; under 13 must be rated 1000+ to participate
    USCF-rated; G/45, d5; 3RR Quads; In-Person;
    Prizes: Winner of each Quad $60

    Registration link and current entries

AUGUST:

  • Mon. August 15, 6:30pm
    HCC August Little Open
    Adults - Ages 13+
    Elo-club rated, not USCF. USCF not required to register
    G/20,d3; 3RR Quads; In-Person
    Prizes: Winner of each Quad: $40

    Registration link and current entries

  • Sat. August 20, 2022, 1:00pm
    HCC August Action G/30 Quads (Scholastic K-12)
    USCF-rated; G/30,d5; 3RR Quads; In-Person
    Prizes: Trophies for player(s) in each quad who achieve total of two points out of three. Chess medals for all other players within each quad.
    Registration link and current entries


  • Sat. August 27, 2022, 1:00pm
    HCC August Advantage G/45 Quads

    Adults Ages 13+; under 13 must be rated 1000+ to participate

    USCF-rated; G/45,d5; 3RR Quads; In-Person
    Prizes: Winner of each Quad $60

    Registration link and current entries

Tournaments (Online):

Upcoming Weekly HCC Online Tournaments on Lichess

Online tournaments are for all ages. Wednesday tournaments open to all rating levels; Mon and Sat tournaments are restricted based on rating levels as listed on tournament page; No entry fee for online tournaments but must be HCC member or enrolled chess student who has requested to join and been accepted to the HCC team on Lichess prior to the tournament. ($20 Gift Card prize for online tournament winner if tournament has four or more players. Winner must be HCC current member in good standing or currently enrolled PMCA chess student to claim a prize):

  • Monday Madness 7pm (Beginners - Max 1400 rating)
  • Wild Wednesday Open 8pm (Open to any rating)
  • Saturday Skirmish 3pm (Intermediate - Max 1700 rating)

Summer Chess Program for Kids:

June 27-July 29; Mornings (9am-12:00pm; In-Person)
Five weeks (Please Choose One or More Weeks)

Description: The Summer Chess program is for students age 8 and older who are intermediate level players who are familiar with the basic rules of chess and play complete games to checkmate. Sign up for one or more weeks; Learn and practice new chess openings, checkmate patterns and play standard chess and popular chess variants. Additional activities include foosball, table tennis and strategy-based board games. 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.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Cancellations must be requested by Monday, June 13. The amount of the registration fee, less $30 cancellation fee will be refunded. Alternatively, the registration fee can be transferred to a different program week without penalty if space is available and request is made by Monday, June 13. Cancellations after June 13 will be refunded at 50%.

 

Summer Chess Program 2022
Please Choose One or More Weeks Below (add each week separately to the cart)
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Student Name & Age -Must be 8+
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Gift Certificates for Chess Players!

Please Choose Amount of Gift Certificate ($25 | $50 | $100 | $250):
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Note: Once your gift certificate payment is received you will receive an attractive 8.5" x 11" gift certificate with Recipient Name, Message, Amount, Date (See Sample). A copy of the certificate will be kept on file at the studio until the amount of the gift certificate is spent. Gift certificate must be used within 18 months of the date of purchase.


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Email: info@PlayMoreChess.com | Phone: 203.680.8456 | Hamden, CT