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.

 See our Calendar of Events for details.

PEIYCA October 2020

The PEIYCA does not have any chess events planned before the end of 2020, but we can recommend the many online chess activities organised by the Chess’n Math Association. They offer rated tournaments, classes, camps, and a Saturday club that are open to players from across Canada. It’s a good way for kids to play and learn chess while interacting with players from other parts of 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. The next rated tournaments are Sunday, October 18 (Montreal) and Sunday, October 25 (Toronto). Tournaments are played at lichess.org. For a nice youtube tutorial on using this chess-playing site, written by Chris Felix of the Nova Scotia Scholastic Chess Association, see www.nssca.ca/get-ready-on-lichess-org/

The Saturday Online CMA Chess Club is based in Montreal. You can still register for the next sessions (October 24 to November 28). In English or French, open to kids from across Canada.

The PEIYCA annual general meeting will be held in the last week of October. If you are interested in taking part, please e-mail us at [email protected]

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

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.