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.

Canceled Due to Weather Forecast:
Scholastic Chess Tournament
Sunday Jan.19
Colonel Gray HS

Open to players grades K-12.
Players are divided into groups by age and rating.
Everyone plays at least 4 games.
Medals for top 3 players in each section.
Participation pins for first time players.
Rated Chess’n Math Association Event

1 pm - 4 pm
Register BEFORE 12:45 pm
Entry fee $15
($5 for second family member)

Ratings for the December 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
Jan Giles, Secretary
Sheena Sunil
Nimmi Chinnappareddy
Matt Wicks
Liling Bai
Dave Burchell
Shreya Singh

And thank you to Menna MacIsaac for all your hard work the last few 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