Potomac Youth Chess League (PYCL)

The U.S. Chess Center is pleased to offer a new, upcoming season of the Potomac Youth Chess League (PYCL), the middle school chess league we ran from 1997 through 2010.  The league is open to all interested middle schools in the Washington Metropolitan Area.  The 2023-2024 season will kickoff in January 2024.

    • Any middle school in the DC metro area may field a team.
    • Matches will be played Saturday afternoons at 4:30 pm ET on lichess.org.  The schedule, when announced, will be published below.
    • Teams are four players, not necessarily the same four each match, all registered students in their schools in grades 5-8.

Register your school to compete in the Potomac Youth Chess League at: https://chessctr.org/play/pycl-school

Schools that have any questions about participating should contact us at:  ms-league@chessctr.org 
2023-24 Schedule of Rounds & Results

Four players from each school and their coach/sponsor will meet online on the following Saturdays at 4:30 pm ET. 

Round 1:Saturday, January 6, 2024 – 
Round 2: Saturday, January 20, 2024 –
Round 3: Saturday, February 10, 2024 –
Round 4: Saturday, February 24, 2024 –
Round 5: Saturday, March 2, 2024 –
Round 6: Saturday, March 16, 2024 –

2023-2024 Participating Teams (so far)

Teams that have registered to participate in the 2023-2024 season of the Potomac Youth Chess League are listed above.

2023-24 Season Results

Matchday 1 Results

Capital City PCS 0-8 BASIS DC

DCI 8-0 Meridian

Capital Village 4-4 Two Rivers PCS

Washington Latin 7.5 – 0.5 Ingenuity Prep

Matchday 2 Results

BASIS DC 5.5 – 2.5 Washington Latin

Two Rivers PCS 5-3 DCI

Ingenuity Prep 0-8 Capital Village

Meridian 8-0 Capital City PCS

Matchday 3 Results

Capital Village 5-3 BASIS DC

Washington Latin 1.5 – 6.5 DCI

Ingenuity Prep 8-0 Capital City PCS

Meridian 2-0 Two Rivers

Matchday 4 Pairings

DCI – Capital Village

BASIS – Two Rivers PCS

Ingenuity Prep – Meridian

2023-24 Season Standings (After Matchday 3 of 6)

SchoolMatch PointsBoard Points (tiebreaker)
Capital Village2.517
DCI217.5
BASIS DC216.5
Two Rivers1.59
Washington Latin111.5
Meridian110
Ingenuity Prep18.5
Capital City PCS00