Nova Scotia Provincial Chess Challenge Pre-Registration

To pre-register for the Nova Scotia Provincial Chess Challenge, please e-mail with the participant first name, last name and grade.

Note that pre-registered players only need to pay $20 on-site at the tournament instead of $30. There is no need to pay in advance!

Posted by Chris Felix

Nova Scotia Provincial Chess Challenge Primary Section!

A special note that due to interest we will be running a grade primary section at the Nova Scotia Provincial Chess Challenge!

While unfortunately a grade primary champion will not be eligible to participate in the Canadian Chess Challenge, we will be awarding plaques to the top three competitors!

Posted by Chris Felix

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

June 15 - Come Play Chess at Keshen Goodman Library!

NSSCA is hosting a special chess event at the Keshen Goodman library. All players are invited regardless of skill level! If we have good participation, we may be able to convince the library to allow us to start a chess club at the library.

Ages 5-18

Drop by and play a bit of chess with the Nova Scotia Scholastic Chess Association. Players without experience will receive a short introduction.

Event Location:
Thomas Raddall Room, Keshen Goodman Library
330 Lacewood Dr
Halifax, NS B3S 0A3

Thursday, June 15 | 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Posted by Farhana

Grand Prix Final Standings

The final grand prix standings have been posted, congratulations to Dulhan for winning the Crown Group and Madoc for winning the Intermediate Group!

With the resounding success of the grand prix system, we intend to continue this next season!

Posted by Chris Felix

School Team Provincials and Regular Tournament - April 30!

The final tournament of the year, the School Team Provincials is approaching quickly! If your school doesn't have a team, don't worry... we will run an individual tournament too! So if you want to play chess, come on out!

Hope to see you on April 30th at Mount Saint Vincent University!

Checkout the Tournament Schedule for more detailed information on this event.

Posted by Chris Felix

April Regular this Sunday! Last Regular of the Year!

That time of the year again as we come to our last few events of the season. This Sunday is the April Regular and the last tournament of the Grand Prix! Don't forget to check the standings, if you're in the running for the top 3, make sure to come out!

Here is the tournament poster, hope to see everyone there!

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

Grand Prix Standings!

We introduced a new Grand Prix system at our last tournament for the "Intermediate" and "Crown" groups, and now the standings are LIVE!

You can checkout the standings at our Grand Prix 16/17 page on the left menu.

Posted by Chris Felix

Maritime Team Tournament, Nova Scotia Second!

Congratulations to all the players of Team Nova Scotia! They represented their province extremely well and ended up in second place after a very close tournament!

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

Global TV Chess Portion

Global hosted a segment on Don Bidgood's Children's Chess Club and the Chess Club in a Box program.

You can view the segment here:

Chess Club in a Box Kick-Off!

The NSSCA is kicking off the pilot for it's "Chess Club in a Box" program. Some information on the program can be found in these information sheets:

Program Information Sheet

Kick-off Information Sheet

NSSCA Wins $1000 for Chess in a Box Program!

The NSSCA gave a presentation on the idea of the chess in a box school program to the Awesome Foundation Halifax, along with three other finalists. In the end, the chess in a box program won the vote of the trustee's, giving $1000 to the NSSCA to support this program.

A special thanks to the Awesome Foundation Halifax for making this opportunity possible! You can find more info on their website at

Below is a youtube video of the presentation, which took place on November 29, 2012:

Posted by Chris Felix

2012 Canadian Chess Challenge in Halifax!

The Canadian Chess Challenge was hosted by Nova Scotia for the very first time. For more information please visit the Canadian Chess Challenge 2012 website.