Welcome to the PEI YCA website!

 The Prince Edward Island Youth Chess Association (PEIYCA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting scholastic chess on PEI.  We hold various events throughout the year for students grade K-12.

 See our Calendar of Events for details.


National Finals

Montreal  May 21-22, 2023

Team PEI travelled to Montreal over Victoria Day weekend for the national finals of the Canadian Chess Challenge. A last round victory over Newfoundland lifted our team to a 9th place finish in this very strong competition. Congratulations to Channing Guo for placing 4th in grade 5. Ricky Phan came 7th in grade 8. For the complete results, see www.chess-math.org. For photos, see our facebook page.

PEI Provincial Chess Challenge Championship 

organised by the PEI Youth Chess Association

Sunday  APRIL 2, 2023

Colonel Gray High School


There were 83 enthusiastic players at this year's championship. The winner in each grade qualifies for the national finals of the Canadian Chess Challenge in Montreal on May 21-22 as part of Team PEI. The top three in each grade are given below. Thanks to everyone who took part!

Grade 1

1. Vassil Yonchev Spring Park

2. Jason Ha       Ecole Sur Mer

3. Felix Li       Westwood

Grade 2

1. Cameron Frizzel      Glen Stewart

2. Justin Nguyen  LM Montgomery

3. Spencer Tan    Immanuel Christian

Grade 3

1. Lucas Lei            Stratford

2. Marcus Lai     West Royalty

3. Daniel Li            Spring Park

4. Freya He       Stratford

4. Alex Chen            Spring Park

(5-way tie for 1st! Standings after playoff.)

Grade 4

1. Brian Gu       Stratford

2. Shu Liu        Spring Park

3. Krishna Patidar      LM Montgomery

Grade 5

1. Channing Guo   La-Belle Cloche

2. Isaac Birch    Eliot River

3. Morgan Saunders      Spring Park

Grade 6

1. Steve Shi            West Royalty

2. Jack Nguyen    Spring Park

3. William Handrahan    Mount Stewart

Grade 7

1. Setu Venkat Kolloju  Birchwood

2. Easton Chen    Queen Charlotte

3. Shuvomoy Barma Queen Charlotte

Grade 8

1. Ricky Phan     Queen Charlotte

2. Gordon Tan     Immanuel Christian

3. Martin Nguyen  Stonepark

Grade 9

1. Lily Nguyen    Grace Christian

2. Tomas Wang     Birchwood

3. Joe Li         Queen Charlotte

Grade 10

1. Quan Nguyen    Grace Christian

2. Nathan Costain MRHS

Grade 11

1. Ibrahim Abou Assali  Charlottetown Rural

2. Kristopher Zember Grace Christian

Grade 12

1. Kevin Nguyen   Charlottetown Rural

2. German Ivkovich      Charlottetown Rural

3. Bao Tran       Colonel Gray

  Other PEIYCA events are being planned as we resume our normal activites.

Chess Club in a Box

"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, including 5 chess sets.