variety of chess events take place throughout the year. These include
Summer Chess Program , Tournaments, Casual Play Events, Open Houses with
cookies/hot cocoa in the Winter and Movie Nights!
All program weeks will have at least some traditional chess events,
and will offer at least one variation of chess (usually Crazyhouse, although
there are a total of eight chess variations we can learn and play on lichess)!
Each week will be filled with engaging learning, casual and tournament
play within each week's group. We will play standard chess as well as
learn/play new variations such as Crazyhouse, Chess960, King of the Hill,
Three-check, Antichess, Atomic, Horde, Racing Kings!
Monday - Thursday; 1:30PM-3:00PM
Coach Rod's Virtual Chess Room on zoom.com and classroom on lichess.org.
WHO: Open to all students who understand the basic rules, be comfortable
playing complete games and have a solid understanding of check and checkmate.
REQUIREMENTS: Each student will need their own device, a good internet
connection and a free account at www.lichess.org. It is recommended each
device has a camera but not a requirement.
EARLY REGISTRATION FEE: $95/Week. (Registration
increases to $110 the Friday before a program week begins).
SIGN UP: Register for one or more program weeks on the Sign
Up page. First week is June 22 - 25.
hosts up to three online tournaments each week (usually Mon, Wed &
Sat). They are open to HCC Members, including current students of Play
More Chess Academy. The Sat. tournament is usually limited to players
with <1200 ratings (beginners/intermediate players). A $20 prize, (usually
an Amazon gift card) goes to the first place winner for tournaments that
have at least four HCC participants. Upcoming tournaments and links
for this week are listed on
the HCC platform on Chess.com.
To participate in a tournament, first join the Hamden Chess Club (or enroll
in a class as a student). Then set up a free account on either Chess.com,
Lichess.org (or both). You can request to join HCC online clubs on both
sites. Once you are verified as an HCC member in good standing you will
be able to join any of our online tournaments and be eligible to win a
tournament prize. Mon & Sat tournaments are usually hosted on Chess.com;
Wed. tournaments are usually hosted on lichess.org. Only HCC current members
and current students may join our our two online clubs.
History: List of all past Tournament
(2017 to Present) and names of first place winners (PDF)
Nights and Special Events:
Students and Hamden Chess Club members can attend chess movie nights,
simuls and other special events at a free or discounted rate depending
on the event. Upcoming
movies and special events are listed the monthly email newsletter sent
to students and Hamden Chess Club members.
out upcoming regional tournaments listed on the CT Chess Association page: