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Canadian Chess League


Our mission is to encourage and promote chess across Canada

Starting: May 11, 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 *
As the event is Rapid time control, the quick active tournament fee applies.

Location: Online
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.

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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

Yes. There are three sections.
Crown: 2000+ Rated
U-2000 Rated
U-1600 Rated

Ratings refer to your Rapid Rating


How do I match with my opponent on

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

Have a Youtube Channel about chess and want to be an official broadcaster for the event?
Email with the heading "Broadcasting"

2022 League - Starts, Thursday May 11, 2022

Four games per week, every Thursday at the following times:

British Columbia PST (GMT-8) Thursday, May 11 at 4:00 pm

Alberta MST (GMT-7) Thursday, May 11 at 5:00 pm 

Northwest Territories MST (GMT-7) Thursday, May 11 at 5:00 pm 

Manitoba CST (GMT-6) Thursday, May 11 at 6:00 pm

Saskatchewan CST (GMT-6) Thursday, May 11 at 6:00 pm

Nunavut (Iqualit) EST (GMT-5) Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 pm

Ontario EST (GMT-5) Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 pm

Quebec EST (GMT-5) Thursday, May 11 at 7:00pm

New Brunswick AST (GMT-4) Thursday, May 11 at 8:00 pm

Newfoundland and Labrador (Island) NST (GMT-3:30) Thursday, May 11 at 8:30 pm

Newfoundland and Labrador (Mainland) AST (GMT-4) Thursday, May 11 at 8:00 pm

Nova Scotia AST (GMT-4) Thursday, May 11 at 8:00 pm

Prince Edward Island AST (GMT-4) Thursday, May 11 at 8:00 pm


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