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)
Previous League Champions