About three dozen players ventured out on the last day of very low wind chill temperatures in Edmonton to play in the first Roving ChessNuts open scholastic chess tournament of 2020.  Prior to beginning the battles on the board, the players had to 10 jumping jacks led by Matteo Schlack and yell out welcome to 2020 to burn off some energy.

Watch for full results and photos in the January 20 issue of Chess Teasers.  Below are the results without scores and other details.

Chess Lessons for Children in Edmonton









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

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!

 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

The daily Three-Puzzle feature is below these updates

Roving ChessNuts News & Notices

Results of Scholastic Chess Event

January 19, 2020 at Greenfield Hall

Section A:  1. Tri Tran, 2 Tied. Anu Purevjamts and Kevin Huang,

                    4. Terry Li, 5. Ryan Chen

Section B:  1. Tied Jarek Walker and Joshua Johnson,

                    3 Tied. Kai Riley and Manny Perla, 5. Vincent Yang

Section C:  1. Caleb Menard, 2. Matteo Schlack, 3. Andrew Wang,

                    4. Daniel Suchand, 5. Nuno Gao, 6. Linus Jin

Section D:  1. Felix He, 2 Tied. Dana Lee and Kyle Tang,

                    4. Daniel Strungaru, 5. Patrick Walker

Section E:  1. Kyle Ma, 2. Raj Khanna, 3. Aiden Lee, 4. Shaan Ahuja

Section F:  1. Frank Xia, 2. Henry Jung, 3. Andrew Semagin

Section G:  1. Ayush Subudhiray, 2. Peter Semagin, 3. Torres Li,

                    4. Benjamin Wai.

This tournament was organized by The Roving ChessNuts and directed by Derek Thomas and Bruce Thomas.  Junior Leader Vincent Yang and player Kai Riley assisted and other players and parents helped with set-up and take-down.  There were draw prizes of various chess items.

Next Tournament will be held

Sunday Afternoon, February 9

Pre-Valentine's Chocolate and Candy Blast

with some Chess Goodies, Too!

Watch for details including draw prizes

such as a Vertical Chess Board

with not only functional chess pieces

but chocolates to eat as you play!

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.

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.

FREE Evaluations of new players for proper placement
in classes, camps and tournaments

Evaluation times are usually on Saturdays and Sundays

An evaluation usually lasts one hour

Appointments must be made.

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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

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