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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to find your Rating!

Hastings Radbourne of Grande Prairie got a perfect 5/5 score

to win a $15 McDonald's card in the Top Rated Section of

Roving ChessNuts' May 24 Open Scholastic Online Tournament

Micah Degg on tiebreak formula won the same prize

among the lower-rated players in the event

Runner-up in Top Section was Leo Marsten

Runners-up in Section B were  Aiden Tong and Carter Stokes

Winning chess ballcaps as draw prizes are Stefan Zelko and Eric Xu

Thanks to all players who participated

Next Online Tournament will be held

Sunday, May 31, Register between 12:45 and 1:00 p.m.

This will be a fun practice tournament and we hope new players will join us

There will be some draw prizes which all players will be eligible for!

If you are already a member of Roving ChessNuts' online classes and the Roving ChessNuts Tournament Club for online events, the event will be posted in the play session and a further message will come to your ChessKid account.

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

on entering both classes and tournaments, or just tournaments alone


A new session of summer classes will begin the first week of June and applications are now being taken from returning students and new students via

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

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.

 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:

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!

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

to receive a one-page flyer explaining the evaluation

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

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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.

Roving ChessNuts News & Notices

Learn Chess... Play Chess!

The daily Three-Puzzle feature is below these updates

Chess Lessons for Children in Edmonton







Do Your Part to Stop the Spread!

Wash your hands before and after each Chess Game

Only exception is online games and you are using your own keyboard and mouse

​​The Roving ChessNuts

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