For general Tournament Information, please view the Tournament Information page
This listing permits entry for one (1) team into the CEA Championship Series for Chess. We highly suggest reviewing the rules and requirements for participation prior to completing your registration. When completing your check-out please provide an active and accurate email address as within 24-48 hours you'll receive your entry confirmation as well as instructions for next steps on our tournament management platform.
|Feb 05 2022||Preseason|
|Feb 12 2022||Regular Season: Week 1|
|Feb 19 2022||Regular Season: Week 2|
|Feb 26 2022||Regular Season: Week 3|
|Mar 05 2022||Regular Season: Week 4|
|Mar 12 2022||[Optional] Corporate vs Collegiate Rivalry Match|
|Mar 19 2022||Regular Season: Week 5|
|Mar 26 2022||Regular Season: Week 6|
|Apr 02 2022||BYE week|
|Apr 09 2022||Regular Season: Week 7|
|Apr 16 2022||Easter Break|
|Apr 23 2022||Playoffs: Wildcard weekend|
|Apr 30 2022||Playoffs:Quarterfinals|
|May 07 2022||Mother's day weekend break|
|May 14 2022||Playoffs:Semifinals|
|May 21 2022||Playoffs:Finals & 3rd Place match|
All players have to fill out the CEA Fair-Play waiver before being eligible to play in this tournament.
• Teams of 4 (+ up to 6 substitute players)
• All players of a team have to be employees of the same company (see Player Eligibility rules in the detailed rulebook)
• Games played online on chess.com
• 7 weeks of Round Robin tournament (Divisions of 16, two groups of 8) followed by 4 weeks of playoffs
• Divisions and groups are assigned based on average team strength and team location
• By default: matches played on Saturdays at 10am Pacific Time
(unless otherwise rescheduled with opponent team or otherwise announced - e.g. if all teams of a group are in a different time zone)
• Matches are 7min+2sec increment in a 4v4 team match everybody plays every opponent. Match duration ~1.5h
• 1 featured match live streamed on Twitch.
• Entry fee of $160 per team
• Top 3 finishing teams can chose a charity to donate the entry fee donation pool to.
For more information view the CEA Chess Rulebook