The Prince Edward Island Youth Chess Association (PEIYCA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting scholastic chess on PEI. 

December 2020

The PEIYCA is the provincial affiliate of the Chess’n Math Association, Canada’s national scholastic chess organisation. Until we resume holding tournaments on the island, we can recommend the many online activities organised by Chess’n Math which include rated tournaments, classes, camps, and a weekly club. They are open to kids from across the country.

The events are based in Toronto and Montreal. When you go to their website at
www.chess-math.org, you can select the city of your choice. Events in Montreal are in English or French. The next rated tournament is Sunday, December 20 (Toronto).

There is also an online CMA rated tournament on December 13 organised by the Nova Scotia Scholastic Chess Association. The tournament is free to enter and open to players from PEI and New Brunswick. As they say in their announcement, "We are working hard to deliver the same tournament experience at the same quality that everyone expects by utilizing every type of technology at our disposal.  We will be using Youtube Live for announcements and awards ceremony, Google Meet for asking questions and player chat, Google Spreadsheet for a single centralized place for event information and lichess.org for the actual playing of the chess games."  Go to
www.nssca.ca for more information or registration.

All tournaments are played at lichess.org. For a nice youtube tutorial on using this chess-playing site, written by Chris Felix of the NSSCA, see

The Saturday Online Chess Clubs are based in Toronto and Montreal. Go to the CMA website to register for the winter sessions.

Please write us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Winners of the PEI Provincial Chess Challenge held on 08 Mar 2020

Grade champions playing at the Canadian Chess Challenge, national finals in Montreal on May 16-18 as part of Team PEI.
1  Niall Arun
2 Channing Guo
3 Ankush Gowda
4 Sam Wang
5 Zihe Fu
6 Malcolm McIntyre
7 Suri Wang
8 Chris Mao
9 Kevin Nguyen
10 Arnab Kundu
11 Linda Tan
12 Alvin Nguyen

Top 3 in each grade
1  Niall Arun, Abhinav Gowda
2 Channing Guo, Eric Wang, Andy Ngugen
3 Ankush Gowda, Sarghi Tawana, Hudson Yorke
4 Sam Wang, Ivan Wang, Sam Bourassi
5 Zihe Fu, Isaac Landry, Gordon Tan
6 Malcolm McIntyre, Theo Plourde, Cameron Craswell
7 Suri Wang, Luke Dickie, DuncanMcIntyre
8 Chris Mao, Seamus MacEachern, Joshbir Roy
9 Kevin Nguyen
10 Arnab Kundu
11 Linda Tan
12 Alvin Nguyen

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 [email protected] to order.