Evaluations of new players for proper placement
in classes, summer camps and tournaments are held at
The Roving ChessNuts headquarters at 12019 - 76 Street

Appointments must be made.

Phone 780-474-2318 or e-mail rovingchessnuts@ shaw.ca

for a list of possible evaluation times

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.







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August 18, 2019


Chess Lessons for Children in Edmonton

The top rated players at this event battled it out, drawing one game and then having the winner, far behind in material, get the tiebreak victory on time.  Congrats to both Eric Jin and Tri Tran for some fighting chess at this scholastic match.

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​​The Roving ChessNuts



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

 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


Results of this Roving ChessNuts scholastic event

Section A  1.. Eric Jin on tiebreak, 2. Tri Tran, 3. Pascal LaCroix, 4. Ryan Chen.

Section B  1. Kai Riley on tiebreak, 2. Leo Marsten,

                 3. Terry Li on tiebreak, 4. Jarek Walker.

Section C   1. Andrew Wang, 2. Linus Jin, 3.Vincent Yang, 4. Artie Murallidaran.

Section D   1. Viktor Merritt, 2. Joshua Johnson, 3. Jotis Kung, 4.Taylor Henning.

Section E   1.  Jothymius Kung, 2. Daniel Strungaru,

                  3. Daniel Wang, 4. Miles Zacharko.

Section F    1. Daniel Suchand, 2. Hanh Tran, 3. May Li, 4. Joshua Kung.

This event was organized by The Roving ChessNuts and is rated by the national Chess'n Math Association.  Bruce Thomas and Derek Thomas officiated.  Thanks to the players and parents who helped.  Because it was such a beautiful last full day of summer, the informal play between official rounds of play was held on the hall's patio and the players were allowed to go to the hall's playground between games.  Jothymius Kung won the main draw prize of a North American DGT clock. Kai Riley and Ryan Chen won draw prizes of a credit voucher towards the November School Break Chess Camps.

Greenfield Hall Classes have resumed

for the 2019/20 Chess Season

All four classes  at 3803 114 Street start at 6:30 p.m. sharp and end at 7:30 p.m. except Wednesday class of experienced students, which ends at 7:45.

Monday's class started September 9 and has a few spots available.

Wednesday's class started September 11 and is close to being filled.

Tuesday's class started Sept. 17 and Thursday's class started Sept. 19.

Previous students have first priority for filling spaces, although it appears all four classes will be able to accept a few new students.

If you wish to receive a registration form for any Greenfield class, email:


Roving ChessNuts northeast training facility reopens;

Saturday Knights' morning classes have begun ...
This class is mainly for experienced players although a few beginners may initially be in it until a second strictly beginners class starts, likely in October.  There are still seats open for this class with Derek and Bruce.

Class starts at 10:00 a.m. Saturday and ends at 11:15.

If you wish to receive a registration form for Saturday Knights, email:

Beaumont Library Chess Classes have begun

There are spaces still open.  The classes are held each Saturday (except November 9), 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., until December 7.  All levels of players being accepted, although most are beginners with a few having tournament experience.

If you wish to receive a registration form for Beaumont chess, email:

When e-mailing for registration forms or other inquiries about classes, evaluations, school programs or tournaments, please always include the involved student/player's full name, name of school or class, and school grade.  We have hundreds of children involved and are being contacted daily by new ones.   Thank you!