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.

Executive

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

Upcoming Events

Feb
9
Sun
12:00 pm February Regular Tournament (Gra... @ Halifax Central Library
February Regular Tournament (Gra... @ Halifax Central Library
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Halifax Central Library 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax 2nd Floor – Lindsay Children’s Room Registration: 12:10 pm to 12:30 pm Check-In: 12:10 pm – 12:45 Tournament: 1:00 pm – 5:00[...]
Mar
1
Sun
12:00 pm March Regular Tournament (Grand ... @ Mount Saint Vincent University
March Regular Tournament (Grand ... @ Mount Saint Vincent University
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mount Saint Vincent University 166 Bedford Highway Halifax McCain Centre – Room 105/106 Registration: 12:10 pm to 12:30 pm Check-In: 12:10 pm – 12:45 Tournament: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm[...]
Mar
29
Sun
11:45 am Nova Scotia Provincial Chess Cha... @ Mount Saint Vincent University
Nova Scotia Provincial Chess Cha... @ Mount Saint Vincent University
Mar 29 @ 11:45 am – 5:30 pm
Mount Saint Vincent University 166 Bedford Highway Halifax Rosaria Student Center – Multipurpose Room (3rd floor) Registration: 11:45 pm to 12:15 pm Check-In: 11:45 pm – 12:30 Tournament: 1:00 pm[...]

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