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Sign up for:

  • Classes for Kids (In-Person or Online)

  • Classes for Adults (In-Person; Sign up via Hamden Adult Education Chess 101 Beginner and Chess 102 Chess Tactics)

  • Hamden Chess Club (Casual Play, Monthly Little Open tournaments; Weekly online Lichess tournaments with prizes; Discounts on USCF-rated tournament entry fees)

  • Tournaments - In-Person
    • Monthly Little Open -Adult Quads Tournaments (Elo-club rated; not USCF)
    • Kids Scholastic (Grades K-12) USCF-rated;
    • USCF-rated Swiss Style

  • Tournaments - Online Weekly, for all ages and rating levels; no entry fee but must be HCC member or enrolled chess student:
    • Monday Madness 7pm (Beginners - Max 1400 rating)
    • Wild Wednesday Open 8pm (Open to any rating)
    • Saturday Skirmish 3pm (Intermediate - Max 1700 rating)
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  • Gift Certificates

  • Newsletter (emailed Beginning of month)
 

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).

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

 

Please Choose an Option Below:
Please Choose Student Grade:
Please Enter Student Name:
Best Phone Number:

 


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.

Hamden Chess Club

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

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

HCC members who enjoy online play can participate in our weekly online tournaments on Lichess.org for various rating levels (usually Mon., Wed., & Sat). Open to all ages. 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)
  • Sat. January 22, 2022, 9:30am
    January Scholastic Quads
    (Grades K-12; Quads - 3RR; USCF-rated; G/25, d5; In-Person)
    Prizes: Trophies for Quad Winners and chess medals for all other participants

    Registration link and current entries

  • Sat. January 29, 2022, 1:00pm
    The January Joust
    (4SS, G/30, d5; USCF-rated; In-Person)
    Projected Prizes: $300
    Registration link and current entries

  • Sat February 19, 2022, 9:30am
    February Scholastic Quads

    (USCF-rated; Grades K-12; Quads - 3RR; G/25,d5; In-Person)
    Prizes: Trophies for Quad Winners and chess medals for all other participants

    Registration link and current entries

  • Mon. February 21, 6:30pm (Presidents Day)
    February Little Open

    (Elo-club rated, USCF not required to register; Adults-High School age and up; Quads - 3RR; G/20,d3; In-Person)
    Prizes: Winner of each Quad: $30

    Registration link and current entries

  • Sat. February 26, 2022, 1:00pm
    The February Fortress
    (USCF-rated; 4SS, G/30,d5; In-Person)
    Projected Prizes: $300

    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)

Gift Certificates for Chess Players!

Please Choose Amount of Gift Certificate ($25 | $50 | $100 | $250):
Recipient Name:
Message to Recipient:


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.


Newsletter:

 

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