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Summer Program


Sign up links for:

  • Hamden Chess Team for ages 8-18 interested in playing in regional tournaments, improving at chess, and making new friends through chess. Eight team training sessions (Pizza/"Prep Rallies") held throughout the year.

  • HCC Tournaments - USCF (In-Person) Sign up on Event Registration page
    • HCC Monthly Action Quads (G/25)
    • HCC Monthly Kids (SCHOLASTIC Grades K-12)
    • HCC Monthly Swiss G/30, G/45 or G/75
  • HCC Tournaments - Online Weekly on the Lichess platform, for all ages and rating levels; no entry fee but must be HCC member or enrolled chess student:
    • Monday Madness 7pm (Beginners - Max 1500 rating)
    • Wild Wednesday Open 8pm (Open to any rating)
    • Saturday Skirmish 3pm (Intermediate - Max 2000 rating)

  • Lessons (Individual Lessons for Kids or Adults) - Detailed description and availability is on the Lessons page

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. Payment is automatic once per month ensuring enrollment for that month of classes. The monthly classes fee can be canceled at any time.

ALSO INCLUDES: Reduced entry fee at HCC in-person tournaments; free entry in optional weekly online tournaments; It includes optional inclusion in PMCA Online Chess Club on for 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 or call 203.680.8456


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USCF Tournaments (In-Person) - All Upcoming Tournament links now on the Events page

Tournaments (Online) - Please see Events page as well as the Upcoming Weekly HCC Online Tournaments page on the platform.

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 1500 rating)
  • Wild Wednesday Open 8pm (Open to any rating)
  • Saturday Skirmish 3pm (Intermediate - Max 2000 rating)

2023-2024 Hamden Chess Team:
  • Opportunity for young chess players who are interested in playing in tournaments, improving at chess, and making new friends through chess
  • Open to ages 8-18, all rating levels
  • Organized by National Master Jordan Groff (Coach Jordan)
  • Benefits include eight training sessions (Pizza/"Prep Rallies") held the Sunday before each tournament 4:00-7:00PM A lesson with Coach Jordan followed by training games with teammates and pizza! Team members are encouraged to attend training sessions even if it doesn't suit them to go to the following week's tournament.
  • Team Camaraderie: Team members can hang out at tournaments and review games. Big tournaments can be intimidating for newer players, but being with a group of friends helps alot!
  • Team Shirt
  • Team members are encouraged to attend as many of the eight tournaments and Prep Rallies as they can. Schedule of Tournaments and Pizza/Prep Rallies for the year is listed on Hamden Chess Team Flyer (PDF).
  • Discount for current PMCA students and HCC Scholastic Club members

    Hamden Chess Team 2023-2024
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    Please Enter Parent Name & Cell Ph #

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: | Phone: 203.680.8456 | Hamden, CT