Online P.A. Day Events


Chess Institute of Canada (CIC) offers one-day P.A. Day events for children from SK to Grade 8 of all skill levels, from beginners right through to the most advanced, for kids across Canada on all major P.A. Days and holidays for elementary school boards across Canada!

Our online P.A. Day tournaments run from 1:00 to 4:30pm ET and include a variety of exciting activities and bonus features, including:

  • a minimum five-round rapid Swiss tournament (all games rated by the Chess Federation of Canada (CFC)
  • casual chess arenas, with fun chess variants
  • ongoing chess lessons, game analysis and puzzles throughout the afternoon
  • awards for the top players in each Swiss section (under 1200, under 1500, over 1500 and unrated)
  • certificates and ribbons for each participant
  • special prizes for new participants!

An online awards ceremony in our Zoom meeting gives every child the chance to have their accomplishments acknowledged by their peers.

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Our upcoming P.A. Day and holiday events are on:

P.A. Day: Friday November 20, 2020 from 1:00 until 4:30pm Eastern Time

P.A. Day: Friday November 27, 2020 from 1:00 until 4:30pm Eastern Time

P.A. Day: Friday December 4, 2020 from 1:00 until 4:30pm Eastern Time

Special Christmas event! Sunday December 27, 2020 from 1:00 until 4:30pm Eastern Time

P.A. Day: Friday January 15, 2021 from 1:00 until 4:30pm Eastern Time

P.A. Day: Friday January 29, 2021 from 1:00 until 4:30pm Eastern Time

Special Family Day/Louis Riel Day event! Monday February 15 from 1:00 until 4:30pm Eastern Time

Register for an upcoming event now!