Saratoga Staunton Club
I copied what the the Skidmore Chess Club did, by forming a team on lichess: https://lichess.org/team/saratoga-staunton-club. Every Sunday we will have a blitz (g5 – no dealy or increment) tournament automatic pairings by lichess join or leave whenever you like for 90 minutes starting at approximate 7:15. I check lichess daily and before our events for new team members. I challenge everyone who signs up to two casual correspondence games with the maximum time limit. You need to create a free lichess account before joining the team.
Get The Message Out!
I am trying to get this out to everyone who has internet access and wants to play chess on a regular basis with a local club. While everyone is welcome, my goal is to let players from local clubs stay active by playing each other. I am trying to get the local club players from the capital district who have played each other over the board or might do so in the future to join our club.
I have no idea how long it will be before we have our regular in person meetings again. I am looking into other things that are possible online such as rated tournaments and team battles.