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.

Maritime Qualifier Tournament

Sunday Nov 5th at Colonel Gray High School


REGISTRATION: 12:15-12:45

PLEASE NOTE: To ensure a 1 pm start time, Registration closes at 12:45


Players compete in the following sections: K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12

Top players in their section will form the 24 player PEI Team to compete at the

Maritime Scholastic Tournament on Nov. 25th in Halifax, NS.

The PEI Team will consist of the following number of players:

K-3: 6 players, 4-6: 8 players, 7-9: 6 players, 10-12: 4 players.

Team members will compete in the same sections with teams from Nova Scotia & New Brunswick.

Rated by Chess n’Math Association 

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