Calendar of Events

PEI YCA events include tournaments, championships and instructional camps throughout the calendar year.

2016-17 Schedule: TBA

2015-16 Schedule:  

  • Oct 4: Monthly Tournament (Colonel Gray High School)
  • Nov 1:  Maritime Scholastic Qualifying Tournament (Colonel Gray High School) (see flyer below)
    • Note:  This is the qualifying tournament for the Maritime Scholastic Tournament on Nov 21
  • Nov 21 - Maritime Scholastic Tournament, Charlottetown (Murphy Community Centre)
  • Dec 6 - Bill Pitre Memorial Tournament (Colonel Gray High School) 
  • Jan 31: Monthly Tournament (Colonel Gray High School)
  • Feb 20:  Chess mini-camp.  Download flyer below for details.
  • Feb 28:  PEI Chess Challenge.   Players compete by grade in grades 1-12.  Top player in each grade forms the 12 player PEI Team to compete at the Canadian Chess Challenge May 22-23 in Regina.  Storm date is March 6. Registration form can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.
  • April 3: Monthly Tournament (Colonel Gray High School)
  • April 17: School Team Tournament
  • May 8:  Monthly Tournament (Colonel Gray High School)

Monthly Tournaments

    Open to all students from kindergarten to grade 12.  Everyone plays at least 4 games.  Students are divided into 4- or 6-player groups by age and rating.  Prizes awarded for the top 3 players in each group (medal with ribbon, or chess pin), while new players receive a participation pin.  Tournaments are rated by the Chess’n Math Association.

    Entry Fee: $10 ($5 for second & subsequent players in the same family)
    Registration: 12:00 - 12:45 pm
            Note:  In order for the tournament to start on time, registration closes at 12:45

    The first round begins at 1:00 pm. The tournament is over by 4:00 pm (3:00 pm for younger children).

Maritime Scholastic Tournament

     This annual tournament, held each November, is a team match between New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Selection of the 24 player PEI team is made at the Maritime Scholastic Qualifying Tournament.

Maritime Scholastic Tournament 2015:

Saturday, Nov 21 at the Murphy Community Centre, 200 Richmond St., Charlottetown
: 11-11:30 am
Announcements: 11:45 am
Games start at 12:00 and finish at 4 pm
Awards: 4-4:30 pm

School Team Championship

   This annual tournament is held each April and is open to all schools.   Teams consist of 4 players from the same school, and there are four different sections by grade:   K-4, K-6, 7-9 and 10-12.
PEIYCA WebMaster,
Oct 7, 2015, 6:02 PM
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