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 kicked off in January 2024 and ran for six rounds.   Matches were played Saturday afternoons at 4:30 pm ET on lichess.org.  Teams consisted of four players, not necessarily the same four each match, all registered students in their schools in grades 5-8.

In a tight season consisting of several very close matches between the top teams, Capital Village Public Charter School in northeast Washington emerged as champions.  Congratulations to all the schools!


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 23, 2024 –

2023-2024 Participating Teams

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 Results

DCI 4-4 Capital Village

BASIS 0-0 Two Rivers PCS (double forfeit)

Ingenuity Prep 0-0 Meridian (double forfeit)

Washington Latin 8-0 Capital City

Matchday 5 Results

Washington Latin 3.5-4.5 Capital Village


Washington Latin 8-0 Meridian (double forfeit)

Two Rivers 8-0 Capital City

Matchday 6 Results

Capital City 0-8 Capital Village


Washington Latin 8-0 Meridian 

Two Rivers 0-8 Ingenuity Prep

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

SchoolMatch PointsBoard Points (tiebreaker)
Capital Village533.5
Washington Latin331
Two Rivers2.517
Ingenuity Prep219.5
Capital City PCS00