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Evaluations of new Players & Beginners

for proper placement in classes and tournaments

Online Evaluations are now available

so you can stay at home and take your first step

in learning and playing the world's most respected board game

Send a request to rovingchessnuts@shaw.ca

to receive a one-page flyer explaining the evaluation

Appointments must be madeby e-mail or phone 780-474-2318

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Micah Deegwins Welcome Summer Online Event

Father's Day and nice weather may have kept attendance

down at this tournament, but there were still two sections of prizes

Micah with three wins and a draw won the top $20 prize

Taylor Henning was a half point behind as runner-up;

another half behind in third place was Jarek Walker

In the second section of play, Carter Stokes & Aiden Tong

tied with 1.5 points each and also their tiebreak scores were similar

so they split the $20 prize for sectional first

All players were eligible for a $15 cash draw

and the winner of the draw was Viktor Merritt 

The Roving ChessNuts Online Tournaments

are open to all scholastic players, K to 12

E-mail Roving ChessNuts@shaw.ca and we'll send you a flyer

on entering both classes and tournaments, or just tournaments alone



A new session of summer classes has begun and applications are now being taken from new students via rovingchessnuts@shaw.ca

Two classes per week • extra class for all on most Saturdays

Tournaments on Sunday

Class times: Mondays/Thursday 9:30 a.m.  •  Mondays/Thursdays 4:00 p.m.

                      Mondays/Thursday 6:30 p.m.  •  Tuesdays/Fridays 3:30 p.m.

E-mail request for flyer with full details - There are a few spaces left in each of these classes which continue to the end of July.   Any missed classes are deducted if you join late.

Reminder to Parents:  Please remember when making e-mail or text inquiry to include your child(ren) full name and school or class.  We have hundreds of students involved, many with similar names.  Best phone hours 780-474-2318 are weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30, and sending an e-mail might work best as e-mails are often answered during days, early mornings and evenings.

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Chess Lessons for Children in Edmonton

Our Mission
To aid and improve the development of logical and strategic thinking skills in Alberta's youth.
Why Chess?
Chess is a game of perfect information, nothing happens due to luck or random chance. The player is presented with all the information they need to make a decision. Every move the player must process the information they are given in a logical manner and come up with the most strategic solution to the problem. Often times this requires planning many moves in advance.

A single game of chess is comparable to solving dozens or even hundreds of logical problems. Repeated training of the brain in solving logical problems aids students in their real life problem-solving and planning skills. Not only does chess have these educational benefits, it is also a fun and competitive game which keeps students engaged and eager to learn.

 Chess Instructors

Chess Supervisors

Roving ChessNuts has a growing number of opportunities to teach chess or supervise children with chess games.  Supervisors must be good chess players and able to supervise younger children as they learn legal moves and how to checkmate. Perfect well-paid parttime work for retired teachers and university students having noon hours and after school availability or weekday evenings.

Apply with resume or e-mail for further information: rovingchessnuts@shaw.ca



The Roving ChessNuts, founded

in 2001, teaches chess in schools,

community halls, and its own training facilities in Edmonton and other Alberta communities.

The ChessNuts also organize chess tournaments and events .

The Roving ChessNuts are

involved with the national

Chess'n Math Association ratings