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Saturday, October 24, 2020 - Clubs League Season 2

organized by & Grant Owen

Any and all players who wishes to participate in this league representing Mechanics' MUST be a part of our online club on

Detailed rules are posted here:

Important extracts from it:

  • Season 2 regular season will be Saturday, November 7 through Saturday, December 19, 2020. The top 16 clubs in each division will qualify for the playoffs, to be played in January 2021.
  • The League will have weekly matches on seven (7) consecutive Saturdays
    • November 7
    • November 14
    • November 21
    • November 28
    • December 5,
    • December 12
    • December 19
  • The default match time is Saturday 10am Pacific (1pm ET / 19:00 CEST) 
  • Each match we will play a club vs club match of two segments - rapid (G/15+2) and blitz (G/3+2). Players are not required to play both segments in a match – they may play either segment, or both. In each segment (rapid and blitz), each player will play 2 games against the same opponent (white/black).  Players will not necessarily play the same player in both segments.

If you are interested in participating in this league, and want to receive regular communicaiton, please email to [email protected].



Online Rapid League

organized by IM David Pruess and IM Kostya Kavutskiy

Recommended time for team matches: Saturdays 10AM
Players must be a part of the Mechanics' Chess Club's online club
Each match will have the following format:
* time control: 15 min + 5 sec increment
* games: 2, one with white, one with black, against the same opponent. (rematch happens automatically and does not wait for other games in round 1 to finish)
* 3 Sections within each match:
1800+, 1400-1800, and under1400.
Note: since these matches are playing on, the rating that will determine which section a player plays in will be's rapid rating.
Standings: there's nothing at stake, but for entertainment, we keep track of standings. Teams score 1 point for each section that they win in a given match.
So one could win 3-0, 2-1, lose 1-2, or lose 0-3, or tie is 1.5-1.5.
If interested to participate - please send email to chessroom @
Links to team matches and schedule will be posted here!