Welcome to the PEI YCA website!

 The Prince Edward Island Youth Chess Association (PEIYCA) is a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting scholastic chess on PEI.  We hold various chess events throughout the year for school-aged children: regular tournaments, training sessions, and a summer chess camp.

 See our Calendar of Events for details on all these events.

Welcome to the 2016-2017 Board of Directors:

Aaron Rainnie, President
John Smith, Vice President
Belinda Rogers, Treasurer
John MacIntyre, Secretary
Dwayne Doucette, Member-at-Large
Menna MacIsaac, Member-at-Large
Tam Vo, Member-at-Large

The fall tournament schedule will be finalized shortly.
Tentative date for the first monthly tournament is October 16.

Read about the CCC 2016 in the news!

Team PEI 2016 at the CCC in Regina

Team PEI will be heading to Regina to compete at the Canadian Chess Challenge.   The tournament is all day Sunday May 22 and the morning of Monday May 23.   Updates will be posted here and the PEIYCA Facebook page.
We wish them good luck and a great weekend!

Team PEI
Grade 1: Avner Tiwana
Grade 2: Phu Vo
Grade 3: Luke Dickie
Grade 4: Seamus MacEachern
Grade 5: Ronnie Wei
Grade 6: Luc Doucette
Grade 7: Cameron MacDonald
Grade 8: Noah Mannholland
Grade 9: SoumyaDeep Chowdhury
Grade 10: Jack Ronahan
Grade 11: Joseph Kassouf
Grade 12: John Smith
Team Captain/coach: Aaron Rainnie

Team PEI 2016

Want to start a chess club?  

"Chess Club In A Box" is an initiative organized by the PEI Youth Chess Association to promote chess in public schools throughout the province. The goal is to provide teachers or interested parents with everything they need to start and maintain a successful school chess program.


Chess sets (with vinyl board and storage tube)

 are available for purchase at all tournaments for $25.  

Or email peiyouthchess@gmail.com to order.

Article in the Guardian on the PEI Chess Challenge