community members, including currently enrolled Play More Chess Academy
students, can join the Hamden Chess Club platforms on Chess.com
and play chess casually with each other and also participate in our
online club tournaments (up to three times per week).
hosts up to three online tournaments each week (usually Mon, Wed &
Sat). They are open to HCC Members, including currents 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.
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 you will be able to join any of our online
tournaments and be eligible to win a tournament prize. 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)
Chess Club (HCC) is an affiliate (#A6054128) of US Chess that
meets at the Play More Chess Academy for casual play, tournaments
and special events.
of May 2020 the club membership consists of has 42 regular community
members and 89 current enrolled chess students.
Club members have access to the Chess Academy to play casual games
during any open hours and receive invitations
to movie nights and other special events which they can attend at
no extra charge.