Canadian Chess League
Our mission is to encourage and promote chess across Canada
Starting: January 26th, 2023 every Thursday at 7:00pm EST
Duration: 10 Weeks
Time control: 15 minutes + 10 seconds
Number of games per evening: 4
Individual cost: $100.00 CAD (only $10 per evening!)
CFC Rated Quick Rating: Players must have a CFC Membership or pay a CFC tournament fee. International players located outside of Canada may still join the CFC and our League.
*This is a separate fee and can be purchased at https://www.chess.ca/en/players/membership-join/ *
As the event is Rapid time control, the quick active tournament fee applies. https://www.chess.ca/en/players/membership-fees/
Location: Online Lichess.org
Prizes: 70% of registration fee.
Guaranteed $500.00 Winner of Crown Section (2000+ )
Guaranteed $300.00 Winner of U-2000 Section
Guaranteed $150.00 Winner of U-1600 Section
Eligibility: To be eligible for cash prizes, players must join the group zoom call and their video must be turned on during gameplay.
How does pairings work?
Which ages can participate?
All ages are welcome.
Are there different sections for different ratings?
Players play both white and black against the same opponent.
All pairings are known in advance of each week.
Players pair using a Swiss-Tournament Format
Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. There are three sections.
Crown: 2000+ Rated
Ratings refer to your lichess.org Rapid Rating
How do I match with my opponent on lichess.org?
For how to on Individual matching and pairing, click: Lichess Pairing
Youtube and Broadcasting
Want to tune in and watch?
Check out one of our players' coverage of their games in the previous league at twitch.tv/cobrachess
Have a Youtube Channel about chess and want to be an official broadcaster for the event?
Email email@example.com with the heading "Broadcasting"
2022 League - Starts, Thursday January 26, 2023
Four games per week, every Thursday at the following times:
British Columbia PST (GMT-8) Thursday, January 26 at 4:00 pm
Alberta MST (GMT-7) Thursday, January 26 at 5:00 pm
Northwest Territories MST (GMT-7) Thursday, January 26 at 5:00 pm
Manitoba CST (GMT-6) Thursday, January 26 at 6:00 pm
Saskatchewan CST (GMT-6) Thursday, January 26 at 6:00 pm
Nunavut (Iqualit) EST (GMT-5) Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 pm
Ontario EST (GMT-5) Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 pm
Quebec EST (GMT-5) Thursday, January 26 at 7:00pm
New Brunswick AST (GMT-4) Thursday, January 26 at 8:00 pm
Newfoundland and Labrador (Island) NST (GMT-3:30) Thursday, January 26 at 8:30 pm
Newfoundland and Labrador (Mainland) AST (GMT-4) Thursday, January 26 at 8:00 pm
Nova Scotia AST (GMT-4) Thursday, January 26 at 8:00 pm
Prince Edward Island AST (GMT-4) Thursday, January 26 at 8:00 pm