Regular Chess Tournaments

Our regular monthly tournaments are open to all students from grades primary to twelve. Participants are divided into groups of similar age and skill. They usually play 5 games and the top 3 players in each group win a medal. All players receive a Chess'n Math national chess rating. Ratings can be found on the Chess'n Math Website.

Tournament Schedule Quick Table

October Monthly Tournament Sunday, 4 October 2015
Maritime Tournament Qualifier Sunday, 25 October 2015
December Monthly Tournament Sunday, 6 December 2015
January Monthly Tournament Sunday, 10 January 2016
February Monthly Tournament Sunday, 7 February 2016
Nova Scotia Provincial Chess Challenge Sunday, 6 March 2016
Don Bidgood's Children's Chess Tournament 12 March 2016
Nova Scotia Youth Chess Championship Sunday, 3 April 2016
Nova Scotia School Team Provincials Sunday, 24 April 2016
2015 Canadian Chess Challenge ?? May 2016


Tournament Schedule

October Monthly Tournament

Date Sunday, 4 October 2015
Location Mount Saint Vincent University (See map) 166 Bedford Highway Halifax Evaristus Hall - Room 358 (3rd floor)
Time Registration: 11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Tournament: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Information

Entrance Fee: $10.00

Open to students in grades Primary to twelve



Maritime Tournament Qualifier

Date Sunday, 25 October 2015
Location Mount Saint Vincent University (See map) 166 Bedford Highway Halifax Evaristus Hall - Room 358 (3rd floor)
Time Registration: 11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Tournament: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Information

Entrance Fee: $10.00

Open to students in grades Primary to twelve

This tournament will help select a team of 24 players to compete in the Maritime Tournament held in Prince Edward Island.

Players will play in one of four divisions and the top players (number to be chosen in the brackets) will play for Team Nova Scotia. Grade P 3 (6 players), Grade 4 6 (8 players), Grade 7 9 (6 players) and Grade 10 12 (4 players).



December Monthly Tournament

Date Sunday, 6 December 2015
Location Mount Saint Vincent University (See map) 166 Bedford Highway Halifax Evaristus Hall - Room 358 (3rd floor)
Time Registration: 11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Tournament: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Information

Entrance Fee: $10.00

Open to students in grades Primary to twelve



January Monthly Tournament

Date Sunday, 10 January 2016
Location Mount Saint Vincent University (See map) 166 Bedford Highway Halifax Evaristus Hall - Room 358 (3rd floor)
Time Registration: 11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Tournament: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Information

Entrance Fee: $10.00

Open to students in grades Primary to twelve



February Monthly Tournament

Date Sunday, 7 February 2016
Location Mount Saint Vincent University (See map) 166 Bedford Highway Halifax Evaristus Hall - Room 358 (3rd floor)
Time Registration: 11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Tournament: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Information

Entrance Fee: $10.00

Open to students in grades Primary to twelve



Nova Scotia Provincial Chess Challenge

Date Sunday, 6 March 2016
Location Mount Saint Vincent University (See map) 166 Bedford Highway Halifax Rosaria Student Center - Multipurpose Room (3rd floor)
Time Registration: 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Tournament: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Information

Entrance Fee: $30.00 ($20.00 is pre-registered!)

For more information, please visit our Nationals page.



Don Bidgood's Children's Chess Tournament

Date 12 March 2016
Location Alderney Gate Library Dartmouth, NS
Time Registration: Call 902-490-5748 to register
Tournament: Morning of 12 March, 2016
Information

Entrance Fee: FREE!

Players divided into one of three groups; Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced



Nova Scotia Youth Chess Championship

Date Sunday, 3 April 2016
Location Mount Saint Vincent University (See map) 166 Bedford Highway Halifax Evaristus Hall - Room 358 (3rd floor)
Time Registration: 11:00 am to 11:45 pm
Tournament: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Information

Entrance Fee: $10.00

Sections: U18, U16, U14, U12, U10, U8 Boys and Girls. Sections with fewer players may be combined at Tournament organizer's discretion.

Section by age:

  • Born in 1997,1998 U18
  • Born in 1999,2000 U16
  • Born in 2001,2002 U14
  • Born in 2003,2004 U12
  • Born in 2005, 2006 U10
  • Born in 2007 or later U8



Nova Scotia School Team Provincials

Date Sunday, 24 April 2016
Location Mount Saint Vincent University (See map) 166 Bedford Highway Halifax Rosaria Student Center - Multipurpose Room (3rd floor)
Time Registration: 11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Tournament: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Information

Entrance Fee: $40.00 per team (school cheques are accepted)

Open to all schools. Each team consists of 4 players from the same school and the competition is split into 4 sections by grade (Grade 4 & under, Grade 6 & under, Grade 9 & under, and Grade 12 & under).

Schools are encouraged to pre-register for the tournament using the Team Tournament Registration Form (or PDF version).



2016 Canadian Chess Challenge

Date ???? May 2016
Location Saskatchewan
Information

For more information, please visit our Nationals page.