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.





Chess Mini-Camp on Saturday Nov. 16

12:30 to 3:30 at West Royalty School, 80 Commonwealth Ave, Charlottetown.   
Open to students in Gr K-12. 
 
PLAYERS SHOULD KNOW THE BASIC RULES OF CHESS.  
PARTICIPANTS WILL BE SPLIT INTO THREE GROUPS: grade K-3 / grade 4-6 (plus grade 2-3 rated > 500) / grade 7-12
ACTIVITIES INCLUDE CLASSROOM LESSON, WORK ON EXERCISE SHEETS, AND SUPERVISED PRACTICE

 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED 

Deadline for registering is Wednesday, November 13
To register, e-mail [email protected] with student’s name, grade, and rating.
 For students without a rating, give a short description of their chess experience. 
Payment of fees can be made at the camp.  
 Registration fee: $20, and $10 for each additional family member.

CHECK-IN TIME 12:15 - 12:30 pm
FINISH TIME 3:30 pm (3:00 pm for K-3)

Download a flyer of the event here.




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