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.






Congratulations to Team PEI


Team PEI placed second in the Maritime Scholastic Tournament on Nov.19 in Moncton, NB.  It was their strongest showing yet at this tournament, only 1 point behind first place Team NB.   





Bill Pitre Memorial Scholastic Chess Tournament

Sunday Dec. 4, Colonel Gray High School


Bill Pitre was a founding member of the PEIYCA and ran the chess club at Stratford Elementary School.  Bill was instrumental in establishing the 

PEIYCA as a not-for-profit association.  This annual tournament is held in honour of his commitment to the advancement of 

scholastic chess in PEI and the ideals of the PEIYCA.


Open to all students from kindergarten to grade 12, everyone plays at least 4 games. Students are divided into 4- or 6-player groups by age and rating. Prizes for the top 3 players in each group(medal with ribbon, or chess pin). 


Rated by the Chess’n Math Association. 

Entry Fee: $10 per person ($5 for second and subsequent players in the same family)

Registration: 12:15 - 12:45 pm

The first round begins at 1:00 pm. The tournament is over by 4:00 pm (~3:00-3:30 pm for younger children).

Please note: To ensure a start time of 1 pm, registration will close at 12:45.

We will also have a canteen and chess sets (for $25) as part of our on-going fundraising.






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