Tuesday, June 2, 2020

3rd Match in Clubs League with Huntsville CC

Congrats to Sam Copeland, rg8check, Mike Sailer, CheckmateB4Material, JSATiger, jarlaxle36, anpu3,RadSun09, minetroopa  who played last Saturday!  It was a great turnout with 10 boards apiece.  Starting round 1 up 6-4, we lost 10.5 to 9.5 in a very competitive match with Cercle E'cheses de Hull.  Our third match is this Saturday, June 6th, at 1 pm.
In the Clubs league there are currently 115 confirmed clubs from 36 countries. Chess.com’s Clubs League 2020 season will be Saturday, May 23 (first match) through Saturday, July 11 (final match).  The league will have weekly matches on eight (8) consecutive Saturdays – May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 4, and July 11.
Our next match is this Saturday, June 6th at 1:00pm EDT against Huntsville Chess Club from Huntsville, AL.  We need 4 minimum and would like to have more.  I don't believe HCC will bring 10 like Cercle but they will try  I hope you can spare an hour to play 2 games.  Please let me know if you can play so I can get a feel for the turnout.
The match will be time control of - Custom - 15 mins + 2 second increment - no adjustments to this time control are permitted.  Club matches automatically pair players based on Chess.com rapid ratings, and players will play two games (white/black) against the same opponent.  Each player's second game will start immediately after the first game finishes.
Players will only be able to join the match up to one hour in advance. If players are late to the match, there is no way to add them in later.  It is recommended that all players show up early to the match and ensure their internet connection is stable.
After the match concludes, each team's club will have a direct link to the games and results on their club pages.
Please let me know if I left out any crucial info.
More info about the Clubs League if interested.
Very cool map of all the clubs in the League.