HCC June Game-in-45 Challenge ($500 in prizes; 3 sections)

Play More Chess Academy - Home of the Hamden Chess Club

Event Overview

HCC June Game in 45 Challenge ($500 in prizes; 3 sections)

DATE & TIME:  Saturday, June 22, 2024;  1:00PM~6:00PM  (Round 1 at 1:00PM, subsequent rounds ASAP) .
LOCATION:  Play More Chess Academy, Home of the Hamden Chess Club, 1227 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517
EVENT FORMAT:  3SS; Prizes in Three Sections: Top (1700+), U1700, U1300 
A current USCF membership is required to play in this tournament (go to https://new.uschess.org/join-us-chess to join or renew). This tournament is open to all adult players ages 13+.of any rating, including Unrated.   (Players who are under 13 who have a USCF rating of 700+ are also eligible for this tournament.. Scholastic players should also see our monthly Scholastic Tournaments which are open to all students (K-12) of all rating levels),  
BYES:  One half-point bye is available for any round you can not attend but must be requested by close of registration.
Early entry (by 11:59PM Thursday prior):  $40  (or HCC Member: $30);  Free Early entry for titled players and HCC Members rated 2000+ (Entry fee of 30 deducted from prize);  
Regular entry (by 11:00AM day of tournament): $50  (or Hamden Chess Club Member $40)
PRIZES:  $500, based on 30 entries (Top Section: $150, $100;  U1700: $90, $50;  U1300: $70 $40).  Prizes adjusted on pro rata basis based on actual entries;  Players with tie score within section share prizes equally. (No playoffs or computer tie-breaks).
SECTIONS:  Top Section 1700+, U1700, U1300
100 POINT RULE:  Players may only play up if their published or live rating is within 100 points of the section limit.  Examples:  a 1200 may choose to play up in the U1700 section but not a 1199.  and a 1600 may choose to play up in Top Section 1700+ section, but not a 1599.


ENTRY DEADLINE:  11:00AM day of tournament (the registration closes two hours before tournament start time)

Join the HCC and Save - discounts on OTB tournaments, free weekly online tournaments with prizes, free casual play evenings each week!  
Adults only $120/year;  Scholastic (K-12) and Senior Citizens (65+) only $100/year!  Join HCC today at PlayMoreChess.com!

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION:  Free parking is available on behind the Academy, including free street parking on Putnam/Lake Drive that goes behind the Academy and adjacent Books and Co. (See Parking Map).  CT Transit bus stop is adjacent to Academy at intersection of Putnam/Whitney Ave.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:  All players must be current members of US Chess (go to USCHESS.org to join or renew your USCF membership/membership ID number).  Must register for HCC tournaments in advance. Sets, boards, clocks, score sheets are provided.  Must use our equipment.  Register early as space is limited (36). Games on top two boards broadcast live at: https://playmorechess.com/livegames.htm
WITHDRAWALS/CONTACT:  If you cannot make it to the tournament, and have to withdraw, email:  info@playmorechess.com.  A request for a refund may be made no later than 24 hours before the tournament start time (1:00PM day prior).  Refunds for this tournament must be requested by email and are subject to a $15 cancellation fee to cover administrative and credit card transaction fees.  For contact during the event please email: info@playmorechess.com as PMCA phone will be silenced.


1227 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517
United States

Sections: 3
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund: 500
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Hamden Chess Club
Email: info@playmorechess.com
Phone: 203-680-8456