The U.S. Chess Center is pleased to bring back the Metro Area Chess League (MACL), the high school chess league we ran from 1985 through 2012. A previous incarnation of the league ran from 1950 through 1975.
The 2021-2022 season began last night with Round 1 and will continue over the next few months, concluding with play-offs at the end of March 2022. We have 20 teams competing.
Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD and Justice High School in Falls Church, VA won their matches and led the round with four board victories each—a clean sweep—tying them for first place.
James Hubert Blake High School (Silver Spring, MD), Gonzaga College High School (Washington, DC), and Thomas S. Wootton High School (Rockville, MD) also won their matches last night, but scored three board wins each and are tied for third place.
11/24 update: South Lakes High School (Reston, VA) won 3-0 in their postponed match against SEED Public Charter School (Washington, DC), joining the third place tie.
Good luck to all the teams! Full results and Round 2 pairings below…
|Place||School||Match Points||Board Points|
|1st (Tie)||Justice High School||1||4|
|1st (Tie)||Montgomery Blair High School||1||4|
|3rd (Tie)||Gonzaga College High School||1||3|
|3rd (Tie)||James Hubert Blake High School||1||3|
|3rd (Tie)||South Lakes High School||1||3|
|3rd (Tie)||Thomas S. Wootton High School||1||3|
|7th (Tie)||BASIS DC||.5||2|
|7th (Tie)||Georgetown Preparatory School||.5||2|
|7th (Tie)||Richard Montgomery High School||.5||2|
|7th (Tie)||Rochambeau, the French International School||.5||2|
|7th (Tie)||Rockville High School||.5||2|
|7th (Tie)||St. Anselm's Abbey School||.5||2|
|7th (Tie)||West Springfield High School||.5||2|
|7th (Tie)||Woodrow Wilson High School||.5||2|
|16th (Tie)||Col. Zadok Magruder High School||0||1|
|16th (Tie)||McLean High School||0||1|
|16th (Tie)||Northwest High School||0||1|
|18th (Tie)||Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School||0||0|
|18th (Tie)||E.L. Haynes Public Charter School||0||0|
|18th (Tie)||The SEED Public Charter School||0||0|
|N/A||St. Albans School||N/A||N/A|
|N/A||Washington International School||N/A||N/A|
Round 2 will be held on December 14, 2021 at 7:15pm ET (7:30 games start) with matches played on https://lichess.org.
Rockville High School vs. Thomas S. Wootton High School
Washington International School vs. St. Albans School
Woodrow Wilson High School vs. E.L. Haynes Public Charter School
James Hubert Blake High School vs. Richard Montgomery High School
Georgetown Preparatory School vs. Rochambeau, the French International School
Justice High School vs. South Lakes High School
West Springfield High School vs. Montgomery Blair High School
Gonzaga College High School vs. St. Anselm’s Abbey School
The SEED Public Charter School vs. BASIS DC
Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School vs. Col. Zadok Magruder High School
McLean High School vs. Northwest High School
Round 2: December 14th
Round 3: January 11th
Round 4: January 25th
Round 5: February 8th
Round 6: TBD (February 22nd or March 1st)
Round 7: March 8th
Round 8: March 22nd
Playoffs: Saturday, March 26th with top 4 teams in-person