Announcements Clubs League: Essential Info
The Clubs League is an online league for OTB clubs seeking competition and online community. Clubs League: Essential Info

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The Clubs League is a global online league open to chess clubs around the world. It seeks to provide international competition for clubs and their members.


The Clubs League is open to representing chess clubs around the world. To participate, clubs must have both an in-person component (regular meetings) and a presence. Clubs that don't yet have a can freely create one.

Accepted clubs may be asked to change their club names and descriptions to most clearly reflect the club they represent and to inform members of their participation in the league.

If interested, please apply here (application deadline Monday, May 11):


Initially, the Clubs League will offer two separate formats for club: rapid chess and daily chess. Each format will have separate divisions, matches, and champions.

Clubs will be divided into two divisions based on whether the club may be considered of regional or local scale.

League Management will provide a public rules document prior to the season's start and will solicit feedback from participating admins.

The league will be lead by an administrator appointed by who will hold the authority to act as needed within the framework of the rules. The league will also have a five-member board of directors who will be empowered to advise the league, to make rulings on any disputes, and to make updates to the rules as needed to address any identified omissions or inconsistencies.


  • Pairings will be issued weekly by the league.
  • Admins will be responsible for scheduling matches on the server and for reporting match results.
  • Players may only compete for one club in a season.
  • Clubs must have one designated admin that represents the team in league discussions. Support

  • Clubs will receive affiliate status.
  • will create personalized registration pages to facilitate sign-up.
  • will provide streaming assets for club streamers and promotion for league streams.
  • will provide premium memberships as prizes for the best-performing individuals on the best-performing clubs.
  • will provide graphical assets to clubs and content creators associated with clubs.
  • will provide fair-play review for the league. is accepting applications for the position of league administrator, a part-time position with the potential to grow with the league. If you are interested in helping us launch our first season and coordinating a global competitive league, apply now!

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