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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BEST WISHES to Students & Parents

in safely returning to classes

                     during this difficult time

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​​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.

For the time being all Roving ChessNuts classes are being offered online.

Please see the Online Classes Information page for details, costs and dates.

Online classes are producing great results for students involved. If you are considering resuming or starting your chess education come try out a couple classes before paying anything.

 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:

Evaluations of new Players & Beginners

for proper placement in  Fall On-Line Classes

and Online Tournaments including a Back to School Event!

Online Evaluations can be booked

with Derek Thomas,

Students who have a chess rating from school programs or other classes or tournaments

which occurred from January 2019 to today's date, do not have to be evaluated.  But if it has been a few years since you have been rated and feel because you continued to be a recreational player and may now be much better, feel free to re-introduce yourself through an evaluation.  We have had several former elementary students contact us now that they are in junior high and want to get re-involved in learning and playing chess.

If you are new to Alberta, but have played in another province under either a Chess'n Math or CFC rating, we would love to meet you through an evaluation.