Hingham Chess Club Mission:
To provide an enriching and educational chess program on Boston’s South Shore open to all ages and skill levels!
The Hingham Chess Club (HCC) was founded by Kay Praschma and Laura Donnelly in February 2017. Their vision was to provide an enriching chess program that would become an educational and community asset to Hingham and surrounding communities.
In 2018, the HCC moved from the Hingham Public Library to our new home at the Second Parish on Main Street in Hingham. Additionally, the Hingham Chess Academy was created, which is now a permanent program of the Club. The academy offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced chess lessons to players of all ages.
HCC’s Chess Master Farzad Abdi is a nationally ranked player, having reached the level of National Chess Master. He is the past New England Champion and the 2017 runner-up in the Massachusetts Championship.
“Beyond the game, the principles behind chess become subconsciously woven into every aspect of life from personal discipline, to decision making, to maintaining your composure even under the most difficult or daunting circumstances. There are countless studies of the educational, behavioral and cognitive benefits of learning chess.”
— Farzad Abdi