Chess Club in a Box



"Chess Club In A Box" is an initiative organized by the PEI Youth Chess Association to promote chess in 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.


Any PEI school is eligible for a "Chess Club In A Box", providing they agree to organize a school chess program. The sets are theirs to keep as long as their annual school chess program remains active. If their club ceases, then the sets should be returned to the PEIYCA (for redistribution). The information binder remains at the school.

The "Box" includes:


  • 5 sturdy high quality tournament style chess sets with durable vinyl boards, each packaged in its own tube

  • a binder with information and resources, including:

    a. Rules of chess

    b. How to start and run a school chess club

    c. General advice for teachers concerning chess activities

    d. Useful forms (round robin or knockout tournament score sheets)

    e. Recommended resources (books, websites)

    f. Information on scholastic chess activities on PEI (including team tournaments)

    g. Documentation on benefits of chess



In addition, to help you start your club, Aaron Rainnie is available to do in-school session(s)

with both the teacher(s) and students. 


 Aaron is the current PEIYCA President, tournament director and chess instructor,

 and former provincial champion and national competitor



Spread the word and get your chess club started now!  


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