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HCC December Action Quads (G/25,d5)

DATE & TIME:  Monday, December 18, 2023;  6:30~9:00PM  (Round 1 at 6:30PM, subsequent rounds ASAP.  End time: Between 8:30-9:30PM depending on quad).
LOCATION:  Play More Chess Academy, Home of the Hamden Chess Club, 1227 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517
G/25, d5.  Each player receives 25 minutes, plus a 5 second delay each move, to complete each game
FORMAT: Quads - 3 Rounds (3RR),  Time Control: G/25, d5 (Each player has 25 minutes to make all their moves in each game; each turn there is a 5 second delay before clock starts counting down. Eligibility: A current USCF membership is required register for this tournament (go to to join or renew). This quad tournament open to all adult players ages 13+.  (Players 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),  Quads, which group players by their skill level, are a great way to ensure closer matchups for a more fun and competitive challenge.  This tournament provides an opportunity to play three regular rated games in one evening.
BYES:  None available. All participants are expected to play all three games.
WHEN:  HCC Monthly Action Quads will usually occur on the 3rd Monday of the month (with the other Monday evenings open for casual play).  Please check the Events Calendar to confirm dates of upcoming HCC tournaments.
ENTRY FEE:  Early entry - $20 (by 11:59PM day prior);  Early entry (HCC Member): $15;  Free Early entry for titled players and HCC Members rated 2000+ (Entry fee of 15 deducted from prize);
Regular entry - $25 (by  6:00PM day of tournament);  Regular entry (HCC Member): $20
PRIZES:  $30 to the winner of each quad, $35 for perfect 3-0 score
SECTIONS: Participants grouped into Quads at close of registration based on USCF rating

ENTRY DEADLINE:  6:00PM day of tournament

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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. 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 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.  No byes available for this tournament and quad tournament players are not permitted to withdraw mid-event - participants must plan to play all three rounds. Space is limited.
WITHDRAWALS/CONTACT:  If you cannot make it to the tournament, and have to withdraw, email:  A request for a refund may be made no later than Sunday, 11:59PM (day before tournament).  Refunds for this tournament must be requested by email and are subject to a $10 cancellation fee.  For contact during the event please email: as PMCA phone will be silenced.

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