29 - change in hours: Play More Chess Academy will be closed Sat. Feb
29. There will not be classes/lessons as it is the fifth Sat of the
month. Students are encouraged to sign up for the 4th Annual Greater
New Haven Scholastic Champtionship.
Kids' Tourn (Friday, Feb 21).
See info and sign up links below.
Cutting at our new location! Join the Hamden Regional Chamber of
Commerce and Hamden Mayor Curt Balzano Leng in celebrating our new location.
Free refreshments! (Friday, March 27 @ 12 Noon)
to Play More Chess Academy student Sarvin Bhagwagar for placing first
in the Scholastic Section of West
Hartford Camp and Tournament on February 1st.
to Beatrice Low for taking clear first at the 2020
Connecticut State Girls' Chess Championship at Play More Chess
Academy on Jan 19.
to Coach Jordan Groff for taking clear first at the 2020
Greater Hartford Open on January 18 in Coventry, CT and placing
20th in the individual standings at the 2019
Pan-American Intercollegiate Championship on Dec 27-30 in
New Location and Chess Programs were featured in The
Daily Nutmeg (Dec. 11, 2019).
to our recent 1st Place Quad Winners (most recent month's winners in Bold):
Chess Challenge Tournaments:
Jan 2020 Brayden Wang, Asher Luszcz (3x), Lexin Yuan, Zeke Sundstrom,
Samir Lydroose, Wyelin Newell, Thushitha Gaduputi, Sarvin Bhagwagar,
Shan Kerr, Vedanta Bhargava, Kyle Smith, Nigel Smith, Kushagra Bhargava
Adult Chess (3rd Monday Quad Tournaments):
Feb 2020: Hector Perez, Jose Riofrio, Bill Yellig (2x); Todd Kearns,
Mohamed Abdelrhaman, Richard Garango, Jordan Groff, Gary Stewart, Daniel
Li, Mark Yampolsky, Jacob Ayala, Sr., Harold Wenger, David Lewis (6x),
Johnson, Jonathan Westphal,
Wyn Veiga (4x), Brian Schlosser, Filippo Santoro,
Sarvin Bhagwagar, Jarrod Anderson
of Feb 18, 2020 over $1,541 has been distributed in cash and prizes
at the adult and kids tournaments. Come join us next month!
Chess Classes for Kids (K-8th)
is open and ongoing for Kids' Chess Classes. Initial sign up/commitment
is for four weeks (one month), plus chess workbook. Students continuing
beyond the initial sign up period do so on a month-to-month basis. Classes
meet one hour per week. Please see the Classes
page and Sign Up page for
more info regarding class curriculum and schedule options (days/times)
and online registration.
Chess Quad Tournament (3rd Friday Quads):
Chess Quad Tournament:
3rd Monday Adult Chess Quad Tournament - This monthly quad tournament
is our regular for adults (high school age and older). Brush up on your
chess skills in a friendly, casual, mini-tournament environment. Time
+3 sec delay. (Each player has 20 min to make their moves so each of the
three games/rounds can last up to 40 minutes). Elo
club-rated games (not USCF). 4-person round-robin quads (3 games), grouped
by rating. One 6-player Swiss section if necessary, with additional 2nd
place prize. Drinks and other refreshments
available. Space is limited, please register early.
Who: Any adult (high school age or older)
Prizes: Cash Prize ($30 for Winner in each quad).
Date: 3rd Monday of each Month. The next Adult Chess Quad Tournament
is Monday, March 16, 2020
Play More Chess Academy, 1227 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT
To Register for a Hamden Adult
Chess Night go to the Sign Up
page. Registration closes when space is full or at 6:00PM on day of tournament,
whichever comes first.
Adult Education (Winter/Spring 2020 Chess Courses):
101 - Beginning Chess
Description: This class is designed for true beginners to the
game of chess. You will learn/review all the basics, from the names of
the pieces,how they move, how they capture, how to keep pieces safe, and
of course, the ultimate object of the game - checkmate! A complete description
is listed in the HAE course catalog.
#2819 - Register at hamdenadulted.org Five weeks, (Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm,
beginning Monday, February 3, 2020).
102 - Chess Tactics
Description: This class is designed for students who are familiar
with chess basic rules and ready to take ther game to the next level by
focusing on tactics. A complete description is listed in the HAE course
#2841 - Register at hamdenadulted.org Five weeks, (Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm,
beginning Monday, March 23, 2020).
Class Location: Play More Chess Academy, 1227 Whitney Avenue,
Hamden, CT 06517
for Casual Play:
Chess Players can meet up and play games during any open
hours in designated casual playing areas. If a class is in session
in the classroom area the casual games must not interfere. Children (12
and under) must have an adult present unless they are enrolled in a class.
(6:30-8:30pm) are the primary casual play time for adults (high school
age and older). No registration required, the first couple visits
are free to attend. After the first two casual play visits a Hamden
Chess Club membership is required.
More Chess Academy
1227 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
| Phone: 203.680.0657