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Welcome to the Corporate Chess Charity Championships!

Twice a year, corporate chess teams from all over the world and any skill level compete in a one-of-a-kind competition to fight for the CEA Corporate Chess Champion title.

Bond with your teammates, network with your opponents, and play for charity as 100% of registration fees are donated to a charity of winning teams' choice.

Fall 2022 Schedule

(September 10th - November 19th)
September 1  
End of Registration
September 10   Preseason
September 11  
End of Late Registration
September 17   Week 1
September 24   Week 2
October 1   Week 3
October 8  
Corporate vs. Collegiate Rivalry Weekend
October 15   Week 4
October 22   Week 5
October 29   Week 6
November 5  
Week 7
November 12  
Playoffs: Semifinals
November 19   Playoffs: Finals
     
January 7&8, 2023  

Rule Summary:

All players have to fill out the CEA Fair-Play waiver before being eligible to play in this tournament.

Teamsize:
Teams of 4 (+ up to 6 substitute players)
Eligibility:
All players of a team have to be employees of the same company (see Player Eligibility rules in the detailed rulebook)
Game Platform:
Games played online on chess.com
Tournament Mode:
5 weeks of Round Robin tournament (Divisions of 12, two groups of 6) followed by 4 weeks of playoffs
Playoffs:
Playins: Teams placing 3-6 playing against teams 3-6 of the other group. Top 2 teams automatically qualify for playoffs
Divisions:
Divisions and groups are assigned based on average team strength and team location
Match Time:
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)
Time Control:
Matches are 7min+2sec increment in a 4v4 team match everybody plays every opponent. Match duration ~1.5h
Entry Fee
Entry fee of $160 per team
Prizes:
Top 3 finishing teams can chose a charity to donate the entry fee donation pool to.

For more information view the CEA Chess Rulebook

Division 1   Division 2
Round 1   Round 1
Amazon | Team C - Boeing | We're Just Winging It   Twitch | Glitch Gambit Purple - General Motors| Explosive C4
Slalom | Slalom Chess Team - Adobe | Creative Chess   Cision | Cision Chess 2 - Cision | Cision Chess 1
Amazon | Team A - Garmin | Fischer Finder  
Epic Systems | E.P.I.C. En Passant Is Cforced
- Amazon | Team D
Twitch | Glitch Gambit Blue - Amazon | R to D2   BYE - Garmin | Dark Squared Knights
Round 2   Round 2
Amazon | R to D2 - Garmin | Fischer Finder   Garmin | Dark Squared Knights - Amazon | Team D
Slalom | Slalom Chess Team - Amazon | Team A   Cision | Cision Chess 2 -
Epic Systems | E.P.I.C. En Passant Is Cforced
Adobe | Creative Chess - Amazon | Team C   Cision | Cision Chess 1 - Twitch | Glitch Gambit Purple
Boeing | We're Just Winging It - Twitch | Glitch Gambit Blue   General Motors| Explosive C4 - BYE
Round 3   Round 3
Amazon | Team A - Boeing | We're Just Winging It  
Epic Systems | E.P.I.C. En Passant Is Cforced
- General Motors| Explosive C4
Amazon | R to D2 - Adobe | Creative Chess   Garmin | Dark Squared Knights - Cision | Cision Chess 1
Garmin | Fischer Finder - Slalom | Slalom Chess Team   Amazon | Team D - Cision | Cision Chess 2
Twitch | Glitch Gambit Blue - Amazon | Team C   BYE - Twitch | Glitch Gambit Purple
Round 4   Round 4
Amazon | Team C - Garmin | Fischer Finder   Twitch | Glitch Gambit Purple - Amazon | Team D
Slalom | Slalom Chess Team - Amazon | R to D2   Cision | Cision Chess 2 - Garmin | Dark Squared Knights
Adobe | Creative Chess - Boeing | We're Just Winging It   Cision | Cision Chess 1 - General Motors| Explosive C4
Twitch | Glitch Gambit Blue - Amazon | Team A   BYE -
Epic Systems | E.P.I.C. En Passant Is Cforced
Round 5   Round 5
Twitch | Glitch Gambit Blue - Adobe | Creative Chess   BYE - Cision | Cision Chess 1
Amazon | Team C - Slalom | Slalom Chess Team   Twitch | Glitch Gambit Purple - Cision | Cision Chess 2
Amazon | R to D2 - Amazon | Team A   Garmin | Dark Squared Knights -
Epic Systems | E.P.I.C. En Passant Is Cforced
Garmin | Fischer Finder - Boeing | We're Just Winging It   Amazon | Team D - General Motors| Explosive C4
Round 6   Round 6
Boeing | We're Just Winging It - Amazon | R to D2   General Motors| Explosive C4 - Garmin | Dark Squared Knights
Amazon | Team A - Amazon | Team C  
Epic Systems | E.P.I.C. En Passant Is Cforced
- Twitch | Glitch Gambit Purple
Slalom | Slalom Chess Team - Twitch | Glitch Gambit Blue   Cision | Cision Chess 2 - BYE
Adobe | Creative Chess - Garmin | Fischer Finder   Cision | Cision Chess 1 - Amazon | Team D
Round 7   Round 7
Adobe | Creative Chess - Amazon | Team A   Cision | Cision Chess 1 -
Epic Systems | E.P.I.C. En Passant Is Cforced
Boeing | We're Just Winging It - Slalom | Slalom Chess Team   General Motors| Explosive C4 - Cision | Cision Chess 2
Amazon | R to D2 - Amazon | Team C   Garmin | Dark Squared Knights - Twitch | Glitch Gambit Purple
Garmin | Fischer Finder - Twitch | Glitch Gambit Blue   Amazon | Team D - BYE
Two teams - One winner

Rivalry events are organized by the CEA for participating corporate and collegiate institutions.
If you would like to join the next rivalry weekend, please reach out to chess@cea.gg

Next event: October 8, 2022

Registration via CEA Discord


Rule Summary:

  • Both teams submit a roster of as many players as possible. (Player eligibility of corporate or collegiate section applies)
  • Going down the roster, CEA will create as many as possible reasonable pairings between two players of the two companies
    (usually within +-100 rating)
  • 2 games in every pairings (players play white and black once)
  • game time control:10m + 5s inc (games expected to take 25m, whole rivalry event expected to take 1h including a 10 min break between games)
  • Scoring: Accumulate scores across all games played
  • Match opponents are encouraged to join a networking call after the event

Spring 2022

Corporate
Division 1: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 2: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Rivalry Match (4/2/22): Corporate 11.5 - 18.5 Collegiate

Collegiate
Division 1: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 2: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 3: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 4: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 5: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 6: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 7: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 8: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 9: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 10: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 11: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 12: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 13: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 14: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Fall 2021

Corporate
Division 1: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 2: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Rivalry Events:
Corporate 37.5 - 44.5 Collegiate (11/6/21)
Amazon 41.5 - 40.5 Microsoft (8/14/2021)
Facebook 18 - 16 IBM (8/14/2021)
Google 5 - 3 Boeing (8/14/2021)

Collegiate
Division 1: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 2: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 3: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 4: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 5: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 6: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 7: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 8: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 9: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs
Division 10: Regular Season Group A - Regular Season Group B - Playoffs

Review Article

Summer 2021
Summer Season Pairings

Spring 2021
Corporate: Regular Season, Playoffs
Collegiate: Regular Season, Playoffs

Rivalry Event: Amazon vs Microsoft Rivalry Weekend - tied after regular matches - Microsoft wins on blitz tiebreaks (7/30/2017)


Grow your network

Meet players across 200 CEA participating companies and universities

Personal Development

Exclusive development and networking opportunities with CEA corporate partners

Team up with your peers

93% of participants make new connections through the event

Be broadcasted

Weekly broadcasted live on Twitch

Support non-profits

100% of registration fees donated to charity of winners choice


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