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Chess Classes
for Kids (Year-Round)

*Beginner and Intermediate Classes - Eight class times offered each week

*Engaging learning, tournament play within each week's group

*Online and In-Person Options

*Includes option to participate tournaments at reduced rate; free online chess club participation

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Hamden Chess Club

*Casual Play and USCF Tournaments

*In-Person Activities:
Casual Play Mondays & Thursdays; Monthly Little Open club-rated tournaments and monthly USCF Tournaments for kids and adults

*Online Activities: 10+ tournaments each month with prizes

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Chess Classes for Adults
(Fall, Winter, Spring)

*Classes meet one evening
(two hours) per week

* Chess 101 - Chess for Beginners

* Chess 102 - Chess Tactics

*Sign up for Adult Chess
Classes at Hamden Adult Education web site:

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Adult Casual Play: Now on Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm!
Thursday evenings added (June - August) and may continue in Fall if there is suffficient demand for two nights a week.

2022 Summer Chess Program for Kids:

Registration Now Open

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.

Upcoming Tournaments:


  • 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



  • 10+ Online Tournaments each month for every level (Free Entry for HCC team members)
    No entry fee for online tournaments on the platform. HCC team members just sign up at the respective tournament link. Winner receives $20 gift card if HCC membership in good standing (or currently enrolled student); and a minimum of four team members participated in the tournament.

    Congratulations to our recent winners of HCC online and OTB tournaments (in Bold):

    June 25: HCC June Action USCF: Open: Michael Uwakwe (1st); Jonathan Smucker (2nd); Jordan Groff (3rd); U1500: Hans Krull (1st); Truman Kaczmarczyk and Ethan Pott (2nd-TIE)
    June 22: Todd Kearns
    June 20: June Little Open Quad Winners: Jordan Groff, Omkar Maralappanavar
    June 20: Derrick Tang
    June 18:
    HCC June Jolt (USCF Scholastic): Open K-12: Andrew Feng (1st); Lily Wang (2nd); Truman Kaczmarczyk (3rd); Intermediate K-6: River Perera (1st); Andy Wang (2nd); Arthur Xu (3rd); Primary K-3: Alexander Zemon (1st); Malcom Polly (2nd); Anderson Zemon (3rd)
    June 15: Todd Kearns
    June 13: Owen Anatra
    June 11: Roberto Frunzio
    June 8: Ted Burt
    June 6: Owen Anatra
    June 4: Wyelin Newell
    June 1: Will Johnson

    As of June 26, 2022, over $10,780 has been distributed in cash and prizes at the adult and kids tournaments (OTB and online).
    A List of all our past tournaments/first place winners is at here (PDF).
    USCF cross tables for HCC are listed here. Join the HCC, participate in our next tournament, and win a prize!

Upcoming Adult Chess Classes

  • Chess 101 - Beginning Chess
    Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
    (Spring 2022: Apr 6, 13, 27);(Winter 2022: Feb 9, 16, 23); (Fall 2021: Oct 6, 13, 20)

  • Chess 102 -Chess Tactics
    Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm (Spring 2022: May 4, 11, 18);
    (Winter 2022: Mar 2, 9, 16); (Fall 2021: Oct 27, Nov 3, 10)

    Sign up for Adult Chess Classes at Hamden Adult Education web site:



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