Welcome to Hanley Chess Academy (HCA)
Now In Three Locations!

To read our mission statement, please click here.
To read Mr. Hanley's bio, please click here.

Address: 2091 Business Center Dr., Suite 120, Irvine, CA. 92612
Bus Phone: 714-925-3195
Email: hanleychessacademy@gmail.com

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American Youth Chess Foundation

(Please click on above link to go to American Youth Chess Foundation webpage. You will see all Scholarship Tournaments, Information, How to Register, and Advanced Entries).

Tournament Dates:
  1. January 14-15, 2018 - 2018 American Youth Championship (With $2,500 in AYCF Scholarships!), Majestic Garden Hotel, Anaheim, CA. (Across street from Disneyland)

  2. March 18, 2018 - 2018 American Stars Scholastic Championship
    @ Atrium Hotel Irvine, CA.

  3. May 12-13, 2018 - 2018 Dewain Barber Scholastic (With $1,500 in AYCF Scholarships!)
    Atrium Hotel Irvine, CA.

  4. June 2018 - American Youth Chess Foundation Grand Championship
    (With $5,000 in AYCF Scholarships!)
    Renaissance Orlando at Sea World, Orlando, FL

  5. 2017 Final Standings

Hanley Chess Academy Awarded to Host National Tournament by United States Chess Federation!

2018 National Junior Chess Congress Info/Reg!


Coming Up Soon/
Taking Place Now!
  1. 2017 Staser Scholastic
    November 18, 2017 @Orange County Great Park of Irvine

    Advanced Entries

  2. 2018 Morrison Scholastic
    January 20, 2018 @ Ladera Vista Jr. Hi, Fullerton, CA.

    Advanced Entries

  3. HCA Over 1600 Swiss
    Every Saturday Starting at 2pm @ Hanley Chess Academy


  4. Format:
    Any current USCF member who is rated over 1600 is invited to compete in this 3 round Swiss System tournament. Cash prizes offered. Games begin at 2pm and next 2 games start 5 minutes upon completion of previous game. Time Control is G/75; d5. Registration is by Friday midnight.
Special Recognition to HCA Students Who Passed 1500 USCF Rating!

Congratulations!:


Gordon McNeill
Eric Lu
Eric Phares
Artem Kiryukhin
Eric Gao
Marvin Lin
Justin Cha
Dylan Sun
Marcus Vasquez
Garret Liao
Jacob Lee

HCA San Jose Upcoming Tournaments
  1. Scholastic Tournament @ BASIS Independent Silicon Valley 9am-5pm
    October 21, 2017

    Advanced Entries

  2. 4 Hour Instructional Class/USCF Rated Quads Combo @ BASIS Independent Silicon Valley 10am-2pm
    October 28, 2017

    Advanced Entries

  3. Scholastic Tournament @ BASIS Independent Silicon Valley 9am-5pm
    November 4, 2017

  4. 2018 National Junior Chess Congress
    (A National Tournament!!)

    March 9-11, 2018 @ BASIS Independent Silicon Valley