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 Feb. 4 at Colonel Gray High School

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(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

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


Save the date for the PEI Provincial Chess Challenge:

Sunday Feb. 25th

Pre-registration is required by Feb.21.

Download the registration form here

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