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.

Scholastic Chess Tournament

Sunday, May 7

Queen Charlotte Intermediate School

150 North River Road, Charlottetown

Open to all students - kindergarten to Grade 12. Players are split into groups of 4 or 6 based on age and rating.
Everyone plays at least 4 games. Medals for top 3 in each section and participation pins for all new players. Rated by the Chess'n Math Association.
Entry fee is $10 and $5 for additional family members.
Registration from 12:15 to 12:45.
Games start at 1 pm and are over by 4 pm (earlier for younger players).
We will be running a canteen at the tournament as a fundraiser for the association.

Please note this is the last monthly tournament for the school year!

It was a great provincial tournament today with 55 players from grades 1-12. Congratulations to all the players! First place winners will form the PEI Provincial Team and compete at the Canadian Chess Challenge in Toronto in May. Here is the list of the first, second and third place winners in each grade.

Grade One: Sam Wang, Zoey Wang, Zachary Fugate

Grade Two: Leon Liang, Avner Tiwana, Bella Yang

Grade Three: Phu Vo, Henry Nguyen, Theo Plourde

Grade Four: Luke Dickie, Tobin Murphy-Wicks, Ethan Bu

Grade Five: An Vo, Joanna Xie, Seamus MacEachern

Grade Six: Dongze (Tony) Wu, Alex Rogers, Saul Grant

Grade Seven: Arnab Kundu, Alex MacPherson-Prinz

Grade Eight: Yihuan (Kevin) Bu, Jeremy Norman, Mahjabin Bahar

Grade Nine: Junhe (Joey) Zhou, draw for 2nd: Noah Mannholland & Amir Sayefi

Grade Ten: SoumyaDeep Chowdhury, Thomas Nguyen

Grade Eleven: Jack Ronahan, Peter Xing, Patrick Ho

Grade Twelve: Alan Huang, Joseph Kassouf

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