Metro Area Chess League

The U.S. Chess Center is pleased to offer a new season of the Metro Area Chess League (MACL), the high school chess league we ran from 1985 through 2012, and from 2021 to the Present.  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 2022-2023 season will kickoff in mid-November 2022 and conclude with play-offs at the end of March 2023. 

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 15, 2022, on lichess.org.
  • Teams are four players, not necessarily the same four each match, all registered students in their schools in grades 9-12.
2022-23 Schedule of Rounds & Results

Round 1: November 15, 2022
Round 2: December 6, 2022
Round 3: January 10, 2023
Round 4: January 24, 2023
Round 5: February 7, 2023
Round 6: February 21 (for MD/VA) or 28 (for DC), 2023
Round 7: March 7, 2023
Round 8: March 21, 2023

Playoffs: Saturday, March TBD with top 4 teams in-person.

2022-23 Registered Teams

Teams that register to participate in the 2022-2023 season of the Metro Area Chess League will be listed here.