for young chess players who are interested in playing in tournaments,
improving at chess, and making new friends through chess
to ages 8-18, all rating levels
by National Master Jordan Groff (Coach Jordan)
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.
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!
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 2023-2024
Hamden Chess Team Flyer (PDF).
for current PMCA students and HCC Scholastic Club members
Hamden Chess Team Sign up form will be posted here in May, 2024***