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 Scholastic Qualifier Tournament

Sunday November 4th   

Colonel Gray High School

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. 17th in Charlottetown, PE.

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 and New Brunswick.

Entry Fee: $10 per player        

Registration: 12:15-12:45      

Please note:  To ensure a 1 pm start time, Registration closes at 12:45

Games start at 1 pm (over ~ 4 pm)

As we welcome new Board members, we thank those moving on for all their work and dedication: 

  Aaron Rainnie, Jan Giles, Bill Fugate, 

John McIntyre, Manpreet Tiwana, Fang Fang, 

Peter Xing, Joseph Fang

The PEIYCA is getting prepared for another exciting year of scholastic chess tournaments!

In addition to our regular monthly tournaments, we are hosting the Maritime scholastic tournament in November.
We are looking for volunteers! Please considering helping in any way you can. We will need new board members this year as well as referees and canteen workers/fundraisers. 

Not all positions require that you play chess. This is also a great opportunity for high school students looking for volunteer hours. 
Thanks, and hope to hear from you soon!

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.

Article in the Guardian on the PEI Chess Challenge