The Prince Edward Island Youth Chess Association (PEIYCA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting scholastic chess on PEI. 


Thanks to all the PEI students who took part in the 2021 Canadian Chess Challenge. The national finals were held online this year on June 26-27. Congratulations to Channing Guo who tied for 1st place in grade 3, finishing second after a playoff. Arnab Kundu also had an excellent result, placing 5th in grade 11. Team PEI finished in 9th place.

(name, grade, school)

Abhinav Gowda   1   West Royalty
Awsaf Sarowar   2   Montague  
Channing Guo   3   Sherwood
Ankush Gowda   4   West Royalty
Beowolf Babineau-Mardres   5   Spring Park
Zihe Fu   6   Parkdale
Malcolm McIntyre   7   home 
Samel Sunil    9   Queen Charlotte
Nathaniel Stuit   10   Charlottetown Rural  
Arnab Kundu   11   Colonel Gray
Kevin Nguyen  12  Mount Stewart

Team captain: John Smith (PEIYCA tournament director)

Summer 2021

The PEIYCA is the provincial affiliate of the Chess’n Math Association, Canada’s national scholastic chess organisation. Until we resume holding tournaments on the island, we can recommend the many online activities organised by Chess’n Math which include rated tournaments, classes, camps, and a weekly club. They are open to kids from across the country.

The events are based in Toronto and Montreal. When you go to their website at
www.chess-math.org, you can select the city of your choice. Events in Montreal are in English or French. All activities are held at lichess.org. For a nice youtube tutorial on using this chess-playing site, written by Chris Felix of the NSSCA, see nssca.ca/get-ready-on-lichess-org/

Please write us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

The PEIYCA hopes to resume live tournaments in the fall of 2021.

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.