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

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 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:

Learn Chess... Play Chess!

Chess Lessons for Children in Edmonton

Beginners Chess Classesresume Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Greenfield Hall, 3803 114 Street.  Classes continue into April.  This class is mainly for  younger beginners, Grades 1 to 4, although some students from previous classes are likely to also attend.  Email for a registration form or call to say you are attending first class, 780-474-2318.

​​The Roving ChessNuts

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.

COMMANDO CHESS CAMPS during Public Schools Teachers' Convention Thursday and Friday, February 27 and 28 at Greenfield Hall, 3803 114 Street, Edmonton.  These camps combine chess learning and playing with fitness activities including a Friday afternoon Commando Chess Tournament where between each game of chess, participants perform a fitness challenge involving running, jumping and other physical activites - awards for both chess scores and fitness tests, plus an overall Commando Award for the participant getting the highest score in both disciplines!

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.

FREE Evaluations of new Players & Beginners

for proper placement in classes, camps and tournaments

Evaluation times are usually on Saturdays and Sundays

An evaluation usually lasts one hour

Send a request to

and we will send you a one-page flyer with further information

about days and times that evaluations are available

and information about available class

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

Evaluations now being booked for

Saturday February 22:  9 a.m., 12 noon, 1:15 p.m.

Sunday, February 23: 12 noon, 1:15 p.m.

Chess Teasers Newsletters

October 14 Thanksgiving Issue  - Turkey Trot to Chess photos & Results

October 21 2 pages - Reminder for November 3 tournament

November 10 Newsletter - Results & photos of Roberts Memorial event

Holiday Newsletter - Holiday 4-Pages - December 22

First issue of 2020 - January 13

January 27 Chess Teasers

Chess Teasers February 10, 2020 issue