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.

Cancellation of PEIYCA chess events

The health and safety of all our players, families, and volunteers is of the utmost importance to PEI Youth Chess Association. Therefore due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, PEIYCA has made the decision to cancel all events until further notice. 

Members of the PEI Chess Challenge team will be kept informed on the likely cancellation or rescheduling of the national championship.

Winners of the PEI Provincial Chess Challenge held on 08 Mar 2020

Grade champions playing at the Canadian Chess Challenge, national finals in Montreal on May 16-18 as part of Team PEI.
1  Niall Arun
2 Channing Guo
3 Ankush Gowda
4 Sam Wang
5 Zihe Fu
6 Malcolm McIntyre
7 Suri Wang
8 Chris Mao
9 Kevin Nguyen
10 Arnab Kundu
11 Linda Tan
12 Alvin Nguyen

Top 3 in each grade
1  Niall Arun, Abhinav Gowda
2 Channing Guo, Eric Wang, Andy Ngugen
3 Ankush Gowda, Sarghi Tawana, Hudson Yorke
4 Sam Wang, Ivan Wang, Sam Bourassi
5 Zihe Fu, Isaac Landry, Gordon Tan
6 Malcolm McIntyre, Theo Plourde, Cameron Craswell
7 Suri Wang, Luke Dickie, DuncanMcIntyre
8 Chris Mao, Seamus MacEachern, Joshbir Roy
9 Kevin Nguyen
10 Arnab Kundu
11 Linda Tan
12 Alvin Nguyen

Ratings for the February tournament can be found at:

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Board of Directors!

Jeff Coakley, President
John Smith, VP and Tournament Director
Norman Dewar, Treasurer
Nirmala Chinnappareddy, Secretary
Sheena Sunil
Matt Wicks
Liling Bai
Dave Burchell
Shreya Singh

And thank you to Jan Giles for all your hard work and dedication during the previous years.

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