The Africa Chess League on lichess to begin 9 September #AfricaChess

A total of 13 teams have registered for the league. 55 players will take part in the league.  Registration for the Africa Chess League is now closed.  The following countries will be represented:

Namibia
Nigeria
South Africa
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Here are the pairings for the league, which will be a double round robin.

All the games will be played on the Lichess Platform.

Prize Fund
The winner of the tourney will get US$50

Entry Fee
Entry to the league is free.

Time Control
The time control is 3+2 and teams will play a double round against each other. After the first game they will switch colours.

Day of Play
A day and time of the week will be decided to play the league game.

Duration of League
The league will run for at least 2 months.

Make up of team
A team will have 4 players. A team can have both men and women

Number of Teams
A country may enter up to 4 teams of 4 players to participate in the event.

Naming of Teams
The players will represent their country but tagged as Angola A, Angola B etc.

Format of competition
All teams will play in a round robin manner against each other.

Ranking of teams
Ranking of the players will depend on their Lichess Rating.

No league games may be played outside the Lichess Platform.

Next steps

Join the Telegram group for Africa Chess – https://t.me/joinchat/BSPN1kKJAiBF5QzI9WWUdQ

The Africa Chess League begins on Saturday, 9 September.  At the end of August we announced the launch of the league and since then we have been preparing for the start. Here is a recap of what the league will involve.

Here are the pairings for the league, which will be a double round robin.

 

All the games will be played on the Lichess Platform.

Prize Fund
The winner of the tourney will get US$50

Entry Fee
Entry to the league is free.

Time Control
The time control is 3+2 and teams will play a double round against each other. After the first game they will switch colours.

Day of Play
A day and time of the week will be decided to play the league game.

Duration of League
The league will run for at least 2 months.

Make up of team
A team will have 4 players. A team can have both men and women

Format of competition
All teams will play in a round robin manner against each other. It will be a double round robin.

No league games may be played outside the Lichess Platform.

Next steps

Join the Telegram group for Africa Chess – https://t.me/joinchat/BSPN1kKJAiBF5QzI9WWUdQ

Bruce Mubayiwa

I am the founder and editor of Africa Chess Net. I have been playing chess for over 25 years and love writing about the game. Our goal is simple, to get more people playing chess in Africa! The game of chess is not only absorbing but a great deal of fun.

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