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.

Today is the day for the 

School Team Chess Championship

4 S Catering will be selling samosa!  

Congratulations to all the players who competed at the PEI Provincial Chess Challenge!

  Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2019 PEI Provincial Chess Challenge a great event. We had 52 players compete. First place winners for each grade will make up Team PEI and compete in Vancouver, BC in May at the Canadian Chess Challenge. Winners (from first to third place) are as follows.

Grade 1: Channing Guo, Leon Hu, Hanson Yuan
Grade 2: Ankush Gowda, Kathy Yang, Simon Feng
Grade 3: Sam Wang, Sam Bourassi, Ivan Wang
Grade 4: Leon Liang, Bella Yang, Richard Guo
Grade 5: Michael Yao, Brecken Burrows, Leo Tan
Grade 6: Luke Dickie, Suri Wang, Jacon MacMillan D'Allaire
Grade 7: Seamus MacEachern, Joshbir Roy, Leon Xing
Grade 8: Kevin Nguyen, Mohammad Daas, Alex Rogers
Grade 9: Arnab Kundu
Grade 10: Linda Tan
Grade 11: Alvin Nguyen

Congratulations to Team PEI for placing first in the Maritime Scholastic Tournament

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