Global Corporate Chess Championship

Represent your company and play for the CEA Corporate Chess Title!
Grow your network

Meet players across 200 CEA participating companies

Team up with your co-workers

93% of participants meet new co-workers through the event

Be broadcasted

Selected matches broadcasted live on chess.com

Support non-profits

100% of registration fees donated to charity of your choice

SPRING 2021 SEASON

  • Overview
  • Schedule
  • Rules
Open to any chess player, any skill level, anywhere in the world with a working email address.

Compete for the CEA Corporate Chess Champion title against opposing corporate teams in a one-of-a-kind competition.

100% of registration fees donated to a charity you choose.

Registration fee $160.

 

January 14 2021

Pre-Season “Hype Tournament” by WCF

February 6 2021

Registration End

February 13 2021

Pre-season

February 20 2021

Week 1

February 27 2021

Week 2

March 06 2021

Week 3

March 13 2021

Week 4

March 20 2021

Week 5

March 27 2021

Week 6

April 03 2021

OFF week - Easter

April 10 2021

Week 7

Playoff Type

<32 teams*: Double Elimination

32-64 teams: Single Elimination

>64 teams: Single Elimination

April 17 2021

Playoffs 1:

Matches 1-8 + 9-12

Round of Top 24 (Top 8 have BYE)

Round of Top 32

April 24 2021

Playoffs 2:

Matches 13-16 + 17-18

Round of Top 16

Round of Top 16

May 01 2021

Playoffs 3:

Matches 19-20

Quarterfinals

Quarterfinals

May 08 2021

Playoffs 4:

Match 21: Finals Loser Bracket

Semifinals

Semifinals

May 15 2021

Playoffs 5:

22: Finals

Finals

Finals

 

Rule Summary:

• 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 Swiss tournament followed by 5 weeks of playoffs (First week is February 13th , Finals May 15th ,break for Easter)
• By default: matches played on Saturdays at 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern, 6pm British, 7pm Central European, 11:30pm Indian time on Saturdays (unless otherwise rescheduled with opponent team)
• Matches are 7min+2sec increment and in a 4v4 team match everybody plays every opponent (4 games pP - matches take about 1.5h)
• 1 featured match live streamed on Twitch. Playoffs will be broadcasted on chess.com’s main channel!
• Games featured in weekly blogpost on chess.com
• 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 Handbook and more detailed CEA Chess Rulebook

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