NACCL Format

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Pre-Season Blitz Format

  • It is one day event, 5 rounds, G5+2 time control.
  • Any players who were registered for previous seasons can play free.
  • Any new teams can register for free as well.
  • Swiss system, with individual and team standings.
  • Teammates won't play each other. Top 4 scores in a team will be used for team score.
  • Virtual awards 1st, 2nd and 3rd team winners.
  • Virtual awards 1-5 individual winners, Top U1800, Top U1400, Top U1000
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Season League Format

  • Click here to download NACCL Flyer.
  • Each Season is 6 weeks long with 3 games played each week - see schedule.
  • All games will be played on lichess.org - a free, open source chess platform.
  • Pairings will be posted to this website and you will be linked directly to your game with one click!
  • The "time control" is 10 minutes with a 2-second increment (bonus) per move.
  • This is a blended "individual/team" competition, not team vs team.
  • Entire teams will not be paired against each other in a board vs. board format – this will be a large tournament where players may play against anyone else in the tournament.
  • Minimum players per team: 4
  • The standard team entry fee includes 15 spots on a team.
    • Companies may open up an additional 7 spots on the team (total 22) for an additional half entry fee, or 15 spots (total 30) for an additional entry fee.
    • There is an absolute maximum of 30 players per team.
    • Companies may enroll multiple teams (Company A, Company B) if there are more than 30 players interested.
  • Team Scores are calculated by combining the top 4 scorers from the same company.
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League Rules

  • Players who show up late may have their clock started at the set round times (8:00pm, 8:30pm, 9:00pm Eastern) or may be forfeited.
  • Players who forfeit a game or fail to withdraw by 7:45pm will not receive any points for that week and will be removed from the rest of the night's game unless they inform us that they will play subsequent games.
  • Players from the same team (company) will not be paired against each other.
  • Similarly ranked players will be paired against each other based on ratings and standings.
  • 12 half-point byes permitted (4 weeks).
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League Prizes

  • Team Prizes (Custom Plaques)
    • Top 10 Overall.
    • Top 2 Small Companies (under 250 employees).
    • Top Law Company.
  • Individual Prizes (Custom Plaques)
    • Top 15 Overall.
    • Top 3 Experts (2000-2199)
    • Top 3 Class A (1800-1999)
    • Top 3 Class B (1600-1799)
    • Top 3 Class C (1400-1599)
    • Top 3 Class D (1200-1399)
    • Top 3 Class E (1000-1199)
    • Top 3 Under 1000
    • Top 3 Unrated
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Weekly Lessons