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.

Save the date for the PEI Provincial Chess Challenge!


Sunday Feb. 26

Registration is Due by Feb.22

Download the registration form here!

2017 School Team Championship

Sunday April 9

Download the registration form here!   

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.   

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