Season Kick-Off on September 30th!

Our first event of the year is fast approaching on September 30th! This event will be held at the Halifax Central Library is free! Visit our tournament schedule and our poster for more information, note that the timings for registration have changed!

You can now pre-register for our events online! To assist us with registering all players in a timely fashion, we encourage everyone to visit the registration page to pre-register.

We've updated our main registration form and waiver for the first time in over 10 years, so everyone will be required to sign a new registration form. You can save time by having it printed and signed to bring with you on the day of the event! The document can be found here.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on September 30th!

Posted by Chris Felix

2018-2019 Tournament Schedule Posted

The moment that everyone has been waiting for... the NSSCA has posted the 2018-2019 tournament schedule!!

Come join us for another season of awesome chess! Keep your eyes tuned for changes coming to the website, including online pre-registration to speed-up the tournament registration process!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our first event on September 30 at the Halifax Central Library, a FREE event!

Posted by Chris Felix

2018 ChessFest! June 10!

NSSCA is turning 20. We want to clelebrate this milestone with a fun event dedicated to all things CHESS! We will have blitz games, bughouse, parents versus kids games, simulataneous chess, puzzles and more. This event is open to both parents and kids. Prizes and awards will be given out. Entrance is $2/person, $5/family.We encourage families to participate with their kids and join in the fun!

What: ChessFest, 2018
Where: Margaret McCain Centre, MSVU
When : Sunday, June 10. 12-4 PM

Posted by Farhana

Congratulations Grand Prix Winners!

Congratulations to our Grand Prix Winners for the 2017/2018 Season! It was a tough series of tournaments, and the pressure was on going into the final event, but both leaders pulled through!

Crown Group: 1st - Jonas Dornieden, 2nd - Madoc Sullivan, 3rd - Jiarui Gao

Intermediate Group: 1st - Breanne Llewllyn, 2nd - Zein Farhat, 3rd - Silas Eastwood

Posted by Chris Felix

Congratulations Provincial Champions!

The 2018 Nova Scotia Chess Challenge took place on March 25, 2018 and have crowned our Provincial Champions! It was a great event with 64 players participating, our largest since 2012!

Congratulations to all of the winners, and good luck at the Canadian Chess Challenge!

2018 Provincials
Image by David Redwood

Posted by Chris Felix

NSSCA Survey

Chess kids and families, NSSCA is celebrating 20 years. To mark this milestone, we want to take stock of where we are and how we can do better. We want to hear from you! At tomorrow's Provincial Chess Challenge please take a moment to fill this survey. It only takes 2 minutes. You can do it on your phone or laptop. https://goo.gl/forms/9Kq54gIh5ewi1NIJ2

Posted by Farhana Kanth

February Regular (Grand Prix #3)

The Grand Prix tournament is heating up! In the Crown Group we have Jonas Dornieden leading with Madoc Sullivan close behind. In the intermediate group we have Breanne Llewellyn in the lead with Silas Eastwood slightly behind. Many players in striking range in both sections!

Hope to see everyone out for the 3rd Grand Prix event and marking another succesful free event at the Halifax Central Library!

Posted by Chris Felix

Magazine Fundraiser

Still looking for a perfect gift for someone special? Consider a magazine subscription through our magazine fundraiser!

More information can be found about this on our Magazine Fundraiser page.

Posted by Chris Felix

December Regular Massive Hit

Thanks everyone who came out to the December Regular tournament! It was a massive hit with 64 participants, our largest regular event ever!

We will be posting the starting grand prix 17/18 series standings soon.

We wish everyone a happy holiday season, and look forward to seeing everyone in 2018!

Posted by Chris Felix

Good Work Team Nova Scotia!

Team Nova Scotia fought hard during the Maritime Team Tournament and placed second! Beating Team Prince Edward Island by only a single point, 43 to 42!

Thanks to everyone that represented our province at this event.

Posted by Chris Felix

Nova Scotia Chess Challenge 53 Players!


This years Nova Scotia Chess Challenge saw 53 players competing for a spot to play at the Canadian Chess Challenge in Toronto. Congratulations to all the winners and good luck team Nova Scotia!!

Posted by Chris Felix

Dartmouth Junior Chess Club Simul Exhibition

On February 7, 2015 NSSCA head instructor and chess coach Chris Felix played a simultaneous exhibition for the Dartmouth Junior Chess Club. This involved playing 12 boards at once, taking on every challenger!


Some of the stronger competition, Jerjis Kapra and Asher Christiansen (Click for full size)
Even parents were invited to play! (Click for full size) In the end, after multiple games by a few players, only one draw was conceded to the challengers. Good work by Dylen Keel on taking advantage of an error by Chris!


Dylen Keel with an endgame advantage over Chris (Click for full size)

Congratulations Team Nova Scotia!!!

Congratulations to Team Nova Scotia for winning the Maritime Team Tournament, our first win in this event, beating the up-until-now undefeated Team New Brunswick!

This was an extremely close and tense event, but in the end Team NS scored 55 points to Team NB's 53 points and 35 points for Team PEI.


2014 Team Nova Scotia (Click for full size)

Posted by Chris Felix