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 Oct 30

Open to all students from kindergarten to grade 12.

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. 19 in Moncton, NB.

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.

Rated by Chessn’Math Association

Location: Colonel Gray HS cafeteria.

Entry Fee: $10 per person 

Registration: 12:15 - 12:45 pm

The first round begins at 1:00 pm. The tournament is over by 4:00 pm.

Please note: To ensure a start time of 1 pm, registration will close at 12:45.

We will also have a canteen and chess sets (for $25) as part of our on-going fundraising.

Go to Calendar of Events to download, and share, our flyers.

Welcome to the 2016-2017 Board of Directors:

Aaron Rainnie, President
John Smith, Vice President
Belinda Rogers, Treasurer
John MacIntyre, Secretary
Dwayne Doucette, Member-at-Large
Menna MacIsaac, Member-at-Large
Tam Vo, Member-at-Large

And thank you to our outgoing Board Members for all their hard work: Tom Crowell, Ranjana Banerjee, Helen Ou and Jan Giles. 

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