Metro Area Chess League

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 league is open to all interested high schools in the Washington Metropolitan Area.  The 2021-2022 season will kickoff in mid-November 2021 and conclude with play-offs at the end of March 2022.  Schools that are interested in participating should contact us at:  hs-league@chessctr.org

  • Any high school in the DC metro area may field a team.
  • Matches will be played Tuesday evenings, starting November 16, on lichess.org.
  • Teams are four players, not necessarily the same four each match, all registered students in their schools in grades 9 – 12.
2021-22 Schedule of Rounds & Results

Round 1: November 16th – RESULTS
Round 2: December 14th – PAIRINGS
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

2021-22 Registered Teams

Teams that register to participate in the 2021-2022 season of the Metro Area Chess League will be listed here.