About Us

The Nova Scotia Scholastic Chess Association (NSSCA) is a volunteer run non-profit organization dedicated to promoting youth chess in Nova Scotia. Established in 1998, it is incorporated with the Provincial Registry of Joint Stocks under the Societies Act. The main goals of the NSSCA are to:

  • Organize regular chess tournaments for school aged children including Provincial Chess Challenge and School Team Provincial tournament;
  • Prepare a team for the Canadian Chess Challenge;
  • Promote chess education by working with schools, recreation centers and libraries;
  • Organize an annual chess festival in Halifax

NSSCA works in partnership with other local and national organizations to achieve its goals. These partners include but are not limited to: Chess and Math Association, Chess Nova Scotia, public schools, universities, libraries and recreation centers.

Board Of Directors

NSSCA is governed by a volunteer board of directors.


President: Chris Felix
Vice-President: Farhana Kanth
Treasurer: Celeste Lefebvre
Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator: Preeti Kapadia
Director Audits: Sunil Mittal

Directors with Specific Responsibilities

Tournament Director: Frank King
Tournament Director: Brandon MacDonald
Director ChessFest: Faris Kapra
Non-Voting Adviser: Roger Langen

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