Frequently Asked Questions
What's the Commitment?
We understand that you're busy with work obligations, family, friends and other hobbies. That's why the Corporate Chess League is designed as a "league" format. Each team will compete in 6 tournaments during the Spring League and 6 tournaments in the Fall League. All tournaments are on Thursdays at 6 p.m.
How many people do we need to have on our team?
The required minimum number of players per team is 4. Teams can have up to 16 players. All player scores will count towards final points.
Do I have to be a strong chess player to participate?
No! All skill levels are encouraged.
What's the time control?
G/10 no delay, no increment
How are the pairings made?
Each Corporation will play 2 Team Matches on League Nights. Each team's board order is determined by their Chess.com Rapid Ratings. During the Match, each player will play 2 games (one with each color) vs. their opponent of the corresponding Board Number. The higher rated player will issue the initial "Challenge"
What is the Final 4?
4 Corporations will play for the 2021 Spring League Championship on May 20th. For this event, each team will be comprised of 4 players. There will be 3 rounds. Whichever team accumulates the most match points in the Final 4 will be crowned Spring League Champion and get their Corporation Name on the Championship Board.
How does a team qualify for the Final Four?
A Corporation qualifies for the Final Four by finishing in the Top 4 of the Standings in the previous 5 events in the Spring League.
What is the cost to participate?
There is no cost to participate in the Spring league. However, starting in the Fall 2021, there will be a team registration fee. Leagues fees will be announced soon!
How do I become a Chess Club member?
Visit www.saintlouischessclub.org to become a member today!