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.
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.