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Chess

A game of strategy for all skill levels

We're building communities of faith through sports

Learn the fundamentals of chess in an environment that stresses the enjoyment and learning of the game.

5

Meets

358

Players

2296

Matches Played

It's more than just chess

We build communities of faith through sports

Learn the fundamentals of chess in an environment that stresses the enjoyment and learning of the game.

5

Chess Meets

358

Players

2296

Matches Played

Get Started with CYC Chess

Get answers to the most common questions

How do I register?

Registration for our chess program can be done in two ways.  You can either join a team through a participating parish/school or register individually with the CYC office for a meet by clicking here.  For 2020-21 our chess meets will be played online.  You must create an account at www.lichess.org and join the “CYC Chess League” team.  To find out what parishes or schools already participate in CYC Chess, click here.

When is the chess season?

The CYC Chess season runs from December until early March. The standard schedule is 4 qualifying meets and a championship meet for the top 40 qualifiers in each age group.  CYC Chess Meets will start again December 12, 2020.

When is the Championship Meet?

The top 40 qualifiers in each age group picked from all four qualifying meets will be invited to participate at the Archdiocesan Chess Championship meet.

**Due to the online format for the 2020-21 chess season, we have decided to not have a Championship meet**

How do I register?

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Registration for our chess program can be done in two ways.  You can either join a team through a participating parish/school or register individually with the CYC office for a meet by clicking here.  For 2020-21 our chess meets will be played online.  You must create an account at www.lichess.org and join the “CYC Chess League” team.  To find out what parishes or schools already participate in CYC Chess, click here.

When is the chess season?

WHEN IS THE CHESS SEASON?

The CYC Chess season runs from December until early March. The standard schedule is 4 qualifying meets and a championship meet for the top 40 qualifiers in each age group.  CYC Chess Meets will start again December 12, 2020.

When is the Championship Meet?

WHEN IS THE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET?

The top 40 qualifiers in each age group picked from all four qualifying meets will be invited to participate at the Archdiocesan Chess Championship meet.

**Due to the online format for the 2020-21 chess season, we have decided to not have a Championship meet**

Schedules, Standings, and More!

2020-21 Season will be played online!

Join us for online chess meets this season!  We are hosting 4 meets with tournaments for each of the following age groups: K-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, and 7th-8th grades.  You must have an account with Lichess and join the CYC Chess League team.  To register for a tournament, click on the tournament dates below.

Chess Meet - 12/12/20

December 12, 2020
9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Pre-registration: is required online here.  Tournament registration ends 12/9. You must have an account on www.lichess.org and join the “CYC Chess League” team. Only members of our team can join tournaments so please make sure you have requested to join at least 2 days before the start of the tournament.  The day before the tournament, a password will be sent to all registered participants by 5pm.

Tournament Format: 5 rounds with a 20-minute (K-2 and 3-4 age groups) or a 30-minute clock (5-6 and 7-8 age groups) for each player in a Swiss Tournament format will be played.  Tournaments are password protected and passwords will be released to those registered the day before the tournament by 5pm.  We will have a Zoom parent meeting at 9am and begin play at 9:15am.  Please log in on time.

Please contact Laura Bailey for any additional questions or help needed.


Chess Meet - 1/16/21

January 16, 2021
9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Pre-registration: is required either through your team coach or online here.  You must have an account on www.lichess.org and join the “CYC Chess League” team. Only members of our team can join tournaments so please make sure you have requested to join at least 2 days before the start of the tournament.

Tournament Format: 4 rounds with a 30 minute clock for each player in a Swiss Tournament format will be played.  Tournaments are password protected and passwords will be released to those registered the day before the tournament.  We will have a Zoom parent meeting at 9am and begin play at 9:15am.

Please contact Laura Bailey for any additional questions or help needed.


Chess Meet - 1/30/21

January 30, 2021
All Day

Pre-registration: is required either through your team coach or online here.  You must have an account on www.lichess.org and join the “CYC Chess League” team. Only members of our team can join tournaments so please make sure you have requested to join at least 2 days before the start of the tournament.

Tournament Format: 4 rounds with a 30 minute clock for each player in a Swiss Tournament format will be played.  Tournaments are password protected and passwords will be released to those registered the day before the tournament.  We will have a Zoom parent meeting at 9am and begin play at 9:15am.

Please contact Laura Bailey for any additional questions or help needed.


Chess Meet - 2/13/21

February 13, 2021
All Day

Pre-registration: is required either through your team coach or online here.  You must have an account on www.lichess.org and join the “CYC Chess League” team. Only members of our team can join tournaments so please make sure you have requested to join at least 2 days before the start of the tournament.

Tournament Format: 4 rounds with a 30 minute clock for each player in a Swiss Tournament format will be played.  Tournaments are password protected and passwords will be released to those registered the day before the tournament.  We will have a Zoom parent meeting at 9am and begin play at 9:15am.

Please contact Laura Bailey for any additional questions or help needed.


Chess Meet - 2/27/21

February 27, 2021
All Day

Pre-registration: is required either through your team coach or online here.  You must have an account on www.lichess.org and join the “CYC Chess League” team. Only members of our team can join tournaments so please make sure you have requested to join at least 2 days before the start of the tournament.

Tournament Format: 4 rounds with a 30 minute clock for each player in a Swiss Tournament format will be played.  Tournaments are password protected and passwords will be released to those registered the day before the tournament.  We will have a Zoom parent meeting at 9am and begin play at 9:15am.

Please contact Laura Bailey for any additional questions or help needed.


Where can I play CYC Sports?

In CYC sports you have the opportunity to play for program associated with your neighborhood church, or the school you go to.