Canadian Club Chess League
Our mission is to encourage and promote chess across Canada

Starting July 21, 2022 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!)

If signing up individually, you will be placed on an available club team.

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 $1500.00 CAD in cash prizes for first place winners.

Eligibility: To be eligible for cash prizes, players must join the group zoom call and their video must be turned on during gameplay.


Which ages can participate?

All ages are welcome.

Are there different sections for different ratings?

Yes. There are two sections. U1800 and 1800 +

Each team has four players, which constitute four boards.
Board 1 and Board 2 constitute section A

Board 3 and 4 constitute section B

Board 1 and Board 2 play an opposing team's Board 1 and 2 as white and as black.

Board 3 and Board 4 play an opposing team's
Board 3 and Board 4 as white and as black.

*Average team ratings for board 1 and 2 may not exceed 2400 elo (Lichess Rapid Rating)
Average team ratings for board 3 and 4 may not exceed 1800 (Lichess Rapid Rating)*

How does pairings work?

Each team is comprised of 4 boards.
To see example pairings for an evening, click here:

How does team scoring work?

A team's score is determined by the sum number of wins, losses, and draws of each individual.

Email your questions to

How do I match with my opponent on

For how to on Individual matching and pairing, click: Lichess Pairing

What is the team prize?

70% of Revenue will be returned to teams as a prize fund. Minimum $1500.00 guaranteed for Team Winners.

Information for Club Managers

How are prizes distributed?

Cash prizes will be distributed equally amongst team members.

2022 League - Starts July 21

Our aim is to attract strong and talented chess players across the major cities in Canada.

A club manager represents all the teams in its' club and is responsible for the promotion of the event. We can provide you with a marketing package for email promotion and connect you with other club managers.

To find out more about becoming a club manager, email

Players may connect and view weekly updates in our private facebook group.

Under 18 Years old: Please complete this form.

(These forms will also be sent to your email upon booking)

Youtube and Broadcasting

Want to tune in and watch?
Check out one of our players' coverage of their games in the league at

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

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

British Columbia PST (GMT-8) Thursday, July 21 at 4:00 pm

Alberta MST (GMT-7) Thursday, July 21 at 5:00 pm

Northwest Territories MST (GMT-7) Thursday, July 21 at 5:00 pm

Manitoba CST (GMT-6) Thursday, July 21 at 6:00 pm

Saskatchewan CST (GMT-6) Thursday, July 21at 6:00 pm

Nunavut (Iqualit) EST (GMT-5) Thursday, July 21at 7:00 pm

Ontario EST (GMT-5) Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 pm

Quebec EST (GMT-5) Thursday, July 21 at 7:00pm

New Brunswick AST (GMT-4) Thursday, July 21 at 8:00 pm

Newfoundland and Labrador (Island) NST (GMT-3:30) Thursday, July 21 at 8:30 pm

Newfoundland and Labrador (Mainland) AST (GMT-4) Thursday, July 21 at 8:00 pm

Nova Scotia AST (GMT-4) Thursday, July 21 at 8:00 pm

Prince Edward Island AST (GMT-4) Thursday, July 21 at 8:00 pm

Team Names and Mascots

Team captains should choose a team name and mascot. You may use an available mascot below or send us your own.