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.



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

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Puzzles are a great way to improve chess skills, plus they make you think and challenge you!

Watch for a new puzzle every day!

And watch for occasional puzzle competitions!

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Chess Lessons for Children in Edmonton

​​The Roving ChessNuts

 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

Spring Chess Classes still having openings:

St. Albert:  Braeside Presbyterian Church

Saturdays 11:15 a.m.  Details

Northeast Edmonton: Highlands Baptist Church

Saturdays 10 a.m. Beginners; 11:10 Intermediate/Advanced

Southwest Edmonton:

Cameron Heights: Cameron Heights Park, Gazebo

Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. Beginners

Southcentral Edmonton:

Greenfield Community Hall

Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.  Class Beginners; Class Intermediate/Advanced

Also evaluation of new players for classes and summer camps

Summer Chess Camps at Greenfield Hall July and August

Parents and players must pick desired week(s)

of camps by June 1 to avoid disappointment.

Our new website is under construction, if you are interested in any of the classes or the summer camps, please e-mail:

rovingchessnuts@shaw.ca  and a flyer with details and registration form will be sent to you.