Welcome to the

Corporate Team Chess Championship


&

Collegiate
Team Chess
Championship

Play with your peers for the CEA Chess Title!

Fall 2022 Season Announced!

End of Registration: September 1st

Registration:


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

Spring 2022 SEASON

Welcome to the Collegiate Chess League!
(February 12th - May 21th)

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

Bond with your colleagues, network with your opponents, and grow your network in crossover weekends with the Corporate Chess Championship - and all for free!

Feb 05 2022 Kasparov Cup
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 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

Rule Summary:

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 students of the same collegiate institution (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 for Group A and 10am Eastern Time for Group B
(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 5min+2sec increment in a 4v4 team match everybody plays every opponent. Match duration ~1h
• 1 featured match live streamed on Twitch. Playoffs will be broadcasted on chess.com’s main channel!
There is no entry fee for collegiate teams

For more information view the CEA Chess Rulebook

Welcome to the Corporate Chess Championship!
(February 5th - May 21th)

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.

 

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
Week 1
IBM | IBMers - Amazon | R to D2
Garmin | Fischer Finder - Amazon | Team US 1
Microsoft | Omega - Epic Systems | No, not Epic Games
Amazon | Bongcloud Attack - Amazon | Royal Knights
Week 2
Amazon | Royal Knights - Epic Systems | No, not Epic Games
Garmin | Fischer Finder - Microsoft | Omega
Amazon | Team US 1 - IBM | IBMers
Amazon | R to D2 - Amazon | Bongcloud Attack
Week 3
Microsoft | Omega - Amazon | R to D2
Amazon | Royal Knights - Amazon | Team US 1
Epic Systems | No, not Epic Games - Garmin | Fischer Finder
Amazon | Bongcloud Attack - IBM | IBMers
Week 4
IBM | IBMers - Epic Systems | No, not Epic Games
Garmin | Fischer Finder - Amazon | Royal Knights
Amazon | Team US 1 - Amazon | R to D2
Amazon | Bongcloud Attack - Microsoft | Omega
Week 5
Amazon | Bongcloud Attack - Amazon | Team US 1
IBM | IBMers - Garmin | Fischer Finder
Amazon | Royal Knights - Microsoft | Omega
Epic Systems | No, not Epic Games - Amazon | R to D2
Week 6
Amazon | R to D2 - Amazon | Royal Knights
Microsoft | Omega - IBM | IBMers
Garmin | Fischer Finder - Amazon | Bongcloud Attack
Amazon | Team US 1 - Epic Systems | No, not Epic Games
Week 7
Amazon | Team US 1 - Microsoft | Omega
Amazon | R to D2 - Garmin | Fischer Finder
Amazon | Royal Knights - IBM | IBMers
Epic Systems | No, not Epic Games - Amazon | Bongcloud Attack
Week 1
Microsoft | Microsoft Team B - Microsoft | Fianchetto'd Bishops
Amazon | Knights - Adobe | Creative Chess
Amazon | Team A - Amazon | Team IN 1
American Express | Furious Rooks - Amazon | Prime Knights
Week 2
Amazon | Prime Knights - Amazon | Team IN 1
Amazon | Knights - Amazon | Team A
Adobe | Creative Chess - Microsoft | Microsoft Team B
Microsoft | Fianchetto'd Bishops - American Express | Furious Rooks
Week 3
Amazon | Team A - Microsoft | Fianchetto'd Bishops
Amazon | Prime Knights - Adobe | Creative Chess
Amazon | Team IN 1 - Amazon | Knights
American Express | Furious Rooks - Microsoft | Microsoft Team B
Week 4
Microsoft | Microsoft Team B - Amazon | Team IN 1
Amazon | Knights - Amazon | Prime Knights
Adobe | Creative Chess - Microsoft | Fianchetto'd Bishops
American Express | Furious Rooks - Amazon | Team A
Week 5
American Express | Furious Rooks - Adobe | Creative Chess
Microsoft | Microsoft Team B - Amazon | Knights
Amazon | Prime Knights - Amazon | Team A
Amazon | Team IN 1 - Microsoft | Fianchetto'd Bishops
Week 6
Microsoft | Fianchetto'd Bishops - Amazon | Prime Knights
Amazon | Team A - Microsoft | Microsoft Team B
Amazon | Knights - American Express | Furious Rooks
Adobe | Creative Chess - Amazon | Team IN 1
Week 7
Adobe | Creative Chess - Amazon | Team A
Microsoft | Fianchetto'd Bishops - Amazon | Knights
Amazon | Prime Knights - Microsoft | Microsoft Team B
Amazon | Team IN 1 - American Express | Furious Rooks
Week 1
EG Erroneous Gambits - Microsoft | Microsoft Eastern Forks
Twitch | Glitch Gambit - General Motors | Botez Gambit Speedrun
Amazon | Team IN 3 - Amazon | Team US 9
Amazon | Team US 8 - Amazon | Team US 7
Week 2
Amazon | Team US 7 - Amazon | Team US 9
Twitch | Glitch Gambit - Amazon | Team IN 3
General Motors | Botez Gambit Speedrun - EG Erroneous Gambits
Microsoft | Microsoft Eastern Forks - Amazon | Team US 8
Week 3
Amazon | Team IN 3 - Microsoft | Microsoft Eastern Forks
Amazon | Team US 7 - General Motors | Botez Gambit Speedrun
Amazon | Team US 9 - Twitch | Glitch Gambit
Amazon | Team US 8 - EG Erroneous Gambits
Week 4
EG Erroneous Gambits - Amazon | Team US 9
Twitch | Glitch Gambit - Amazon | Team US 7
General Motors | Botez Gambit Speedrun - Microsoft | Microsoft Eastern Forks
Amazon | Team US 8 - Amazon | Team IN 3
Week 5
Amazon | Team US 8 - General Motors | Botez Gambit Speedrun
EG Erroneous Gambits - Twitch | Glitch Gambit
Amazon | Team US 7 - Amazon | Team IN 3
Amazon | Team US 9 - Microsoft | Microsoft Eastern Forks
Week 6
Microsoft | Microsoft Eastern Forks - Amazon | Team US 7
Amazon | Team IN 3 - EG Erroneous Gambits
Twitch | Glitch Gambit - Amazon | Team US 8
General Motors | Botez Gambit Speedrun - Amazon | Team US 9
Week 7
General Motors | Botez Gambit Speedrun - Amazon | Team IN 3
Microsoft | Microsoft Eastern Forks - Twitch | Glitch Gambit
Amazon | Team US 7 - EG Erroneous Gambits
Amazon | Team US 9 - Amazon | Team US 8
Week 1
Amazon | Not GMs - Amazon | Team EU 2
Coupang 2022 - Amazon | Team US 4
Garmin | Queens Garmbit - General Motors | Horsepower
Amazon | Team EU 3 - Microsoft | Western Forks
Week 2
Microsoft | Western Forks - General Motors | Horsepower
Coupang 2022 - Garmin | Queens Garmbit
Amazon | Team US 4 - Amazon | Not GMs
Amazon | Team EU 2 - Amazon | Team EU 3
Week 3
Garmin | Queens Garmbit - Amazon | Team EU 2
Microsoft | Western Forks - Amazon | Team US 4
General Motors | Horsepower - Coupang 2022
Amazon | Team EU 3 - Amazon | Not GMs
Week 4
Amazon | Not GMs - General Motors | Horsepower
Coupang 2022 - Microsoft | Western Forks
Amazon | Team US 4 - Amazon | Team EU 2
Amazon | Team EU 3 - Garmin | Queens Garmbit
Week 5
Amazon | Team EU 3 - Amazon | Team US 4
Amazon | Not GMs - Coupang 2022
Microsoft | Western Forks - Garmin | Queens Garmbit
General Motors | Horsepower - Amazon | Team EU 2
Week 6
Amazon | Team EU 2 - Microsoft | Western Forks
Garmin | Queens Garmbit - Amazon | Not GMs
Coupang 2022 - Amazon | Team EU 3
Amazon | Team US 4 - General Motors | Horsepower
Week 7
Amazon | Team US 4 - Garmin | Queens Garmbit
Amazon | Team EU 2 - Coupang 2022
Microsoft | Western Forks - Amazon | Not GMs
General Motors | Horsepower - Amazon | Team EU 3

Rule Summary:

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

Two teams - One large team event - One winner

Play in a
company vs. company, corporate vs. collegiate, or collegiate vs. collegiate rivalry
and determine who is best.


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

 

April 02 2022

Corporate vs. Collegiate Rivalry Weekend (10+5)

   
   

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

4/2/2022:

11/06/2021:

8/14/2021:

7/30/2017:

Related: Long standing rivalry between Oklahoma and Texas

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