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

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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Congratulations to Roving ChessNuts

Remembrance Commando Chess Camps Trophy winners:

CHESS: Platoon A Winner: Jarek Walker  Platoon B Winner: Kieran Gow-Escudero

FITNESS: Platoon Big: Matteo Schlack  Platoon Small: Aiden Tong

Overall Chess & Fitness Winner:  Jarek Walker 

Reminder to Parents:

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!

Roving ChessNuts News & Notices

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

Appointments must be made.

Saturday afternoons and Sundays when no tournament  is occurring

are usually available; evaluation usually takes up to one hour

Phone 780-474-2318 or e-mail rovingchessnuts@

for a list of possible evaluation times

 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:

Santa's Scholastic Chess Tournament Results

Section A:

1. Sam Hoekman, Tied 2-3 Siddhartha Chitrakar and Ken Huang, 4. Tri Tran, 5. Eric Jin.

Section B:

1. Terry Li, Tied 2-3 Pascal LaCroix and Tetyana Shelevach, 4. Viktor Merritt.

Section C:

1. Vincent Yang, Tied 2-3-4 Jarek Walker, Andrew Wang and Manny Perla,   5. Linus Jin.

Section D:

1. Joshua Johnson, 2. Matteo Schlack,  Tied 3-4-5 Caleb Casorso, Dana Lee and Raj Khanna.

Section E:

1. Brody Wallebeck, 2. Daniel Suchand, 3. Felix He, Tied 4-5 Taylor Henning and Jesse Bredin,

6. Carter Stokes.

Section F:

1. Daniel Strungaru, 2. Hanh Tran, Tied 3-4 Nathan Huynk and John Paul Blair.

Section G:

1. Kiieran Gow Escurdero, 2. Gavin Gong, 3. Patrick Walker 4. Arthur Jiang,

Tied 5-6 Owen Lee and Aiden Lee.

Section H:

1. Dominik Ulloa Neilson, 2. Kyle Tang, 3. Daniel Walker, 4. Beckett Millard.

Section I:

1. Jonah Osbourne, 2. Kyle Ma, 3. Nicole Chu, 4. Jaeden Christensen, 5. Bennet Tran.

Section J:

1. Thomas Blair, 2. Miles Zacharko, 3. Carter Lee, 4. Peter Semagin.

Section K:

 1. Niko He, 2. Torres Li, Tied 3-4 Andrew Semagin and Heny Jung, 5. May Li. 

Section L:

1. Leale Wang, 2. Nicholas Kroll, 3. Alton Lee, 4. Alisha Wong.

Many thanks to all participants, their parents and the officials - Derek Thomas, Bruce Thomas, Eskay Ilori and Michael Cenkner, Registrar Patricia Thomas - and Junior Leaders and Instructors Tetyana Schelevach, Pascal LaCroix, Vincent Wang and Siddhartha Chitrakar.

Thanks to many parents who assisted with set-up and take-down and Ernest Johnson for looking after draw prizes.  Further details and photos in next Chess Teasers newsletter.

The daily Three-Puzzle feature is below these updates

​​The Roving ChessNuts







Chess Lessons for Children in Edmonton

Learn Chess... Play Chess!

Over 60 scholastic chess players competed

at Greenfield Hall in Edmonton Sunday, December 8 ...

Sam Hoekman scored 3.5 out of a possible four

to take first place in the top section

Terry Li was first in Section B with a win and two draws

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