Thursday, March 17, 2022

2022 SSCA Qulification Tournaments in Mar/Apr

Saskatchewan Scholastic Chess Association is hosting 2 qualification tournaments (online @ lichess.org), and players should choose one or both of them to be qualified for the 2022 Provincial Chess Competition in May. 

1st Qualification:  March. 27 (Sunday) 10am ~ 5pm

2nd Qualification: April. 30 (Saturday) 10am ~ 5pm

Eligibility: Open to all Saskatchewan players from Kindergarten through Grade 12. New players are warmly welcomed. 

Time Control: 25+5  (25 minutes with 5 second increment for each player)

Rounds: 3 ~ 5 (which will depend on the registrations we get)

Rules: 
     1. Chess tournament rules apply   
     2. Fair play rules apply (Please read this part in details). 
We would like to ensure the highest standards of ethics and fair play during online chess games
     3. Restroom Policy: 
        1) Players can not use restroom when it’s their turn to move
        2) No restroom allowed after 20min after the game starts

Equipments requirement:

1. Computer only, no chess board allowed. 
2. Angled Camera: Using a second device (Cell phone, computer, and etc) to login to ZOOM, turn on video which must show player and the computer screen fully

Registration Fee: $10 (same price for 1 tournament or 2)


Actions Required:

1. If you don't have a Lichess account, please go to lichess.org to register an user account.

2. Fill up the tournament registration form: Tournament Registration Link

3. E-transfer the registration fee ($10) to SSCA treasurer's email:  adepadua@sasktel.net
Please indicate in the description of the transfer as below:
2022 SK Qualifications / Player's Full Name / Grade 

4. Join the teams in Lichess:    
Once we receive your Registration Form & Payment, we will accept your request to the teams. 

For inquiries or further info please contact Tracy at sschessa@gmail.com or 306-341-0078.

Registration List

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Saskatchewan Provincial Chess Competition - 2021

Saskatchewan Scholastic Chess Association is hosting the 2021 Provincial Chess Competition on June.13 2021 (Sunday). This year, the tournament will be held online @ lichess.org. 

The first place player in each grade at the provincial tournament will be invited to be part of Team Saskatchewan for the Canadian Chess Challenge, which will be held online on June 26 & 27, 2021. 

Eligibility: Open to all Saskatchewan players from Kindergarten through Grade 12. New players are warmly welcomed. 

Time Control: 25+5  (25 minutes with 5 second increment for each player)

Rounds: TBD (which will depend on the registrations we get)

Rules: 
     1. Chess tournament rules apply   
     2. Fair play rules apply (Please read this part in details). 
We would like to ensure the highest standards of ethics and fair play during online chess games
     3. Restroom Policy: 
        1) Players can not use restroom when it’s their turn to move
        2) No restroom allowed after 30min after the game starts

Registration Deadline: June.10th, 2021  (We will run 2 trial tournaments on June.4th & June 11th)

Equipments requirement:
1. Computer only, no chess board allowed. 
2. Angled Camera: Using a second device (Cellphone, computer, and etc) to login to ZOOM, turn on video which must show player and the computer screen fully

Registration Fee: $10


In order to join this tournament, here are the Actions Required:

1. If you don't have a Lichess account, please go to lichess.com to register an user account.

2. Join the teams in Lichess:    
Once we receive your Registration Form & Payment, we will accept your request to the teams. 

3. Fill up the tournament registration form: Tournament Registration Link

4. E-transfer the registration fee ($10) to SSCA treasurer's email:  adepadua@sasktel.net
Please indicate in the description of the transfer as below:
SK Provincial / Player's Full Name / Grade 

For inquiries or further info please contact Tracy at sschessa@gmail.com or 306-341-0078.

Registration List

Friday, January 31, 2020

Regina and Saskatoon Scholastic Chess Regional Tournaments - March 1 & March 8, 2020

SSCA is hosting two regional chess tournaments on Sundays, March 1 and March 8, 2020. Students must play in a regional tournament to qualify to participate in the Provincial Chess Championship in Regina on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Please note that you must play in at least one regional tournament in order to be invited to the Provincial Chess Championship. However, you may play in both regional tournaments if you wish!

The first place player in each grade at the provincial tournament will be invited to be part of Team Saskatchewan for the Canadian Chess Challenge, which will be held in Montreal, Quebec, over the May long weekend, May 16 to 18, 2020.

Eligibility and format for regional tournaments
  • open to all players from Kindergarten through grade 12
  • new players welcome
  • play 5 - 6 games
  • chess tournament rules apply
  • chess clocks used in upper grades (generally grade 3 and up)
  • game time is 30 minutes per player
  • $20 if preregistered (plus a $5 SSCA membership if not yet paid this year)
  • please preregister by 6 pm the day before the tournament 
March 1, 2020 - Regina Regional
University of Regina, Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport, Room 185 (CK185)
Free parking is available in Lot 17. Campus map.
Check in and fee payment at 10:00 am, Tournament 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Regina pre-registration link
For more info please contact Simon at sschessa@gmail.com or 306-501-4600 (after 5:30 pm).

March 8, 2020 - Saskatoon Regional
Room 2C18, Engineering Building, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Check in at 09:30 am, Tournament 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Saskatoon pre-registration link
For more info contact Tracy Zhang at tracy.zhang@gmail.com or 306-341-0078.

 Note: Prior year's provincial champions are exempt from the requirement to qualify for Provincials by playing in a regional tournament.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Regina Youth Chess Tournament - November 9, 2019


University of Regina
Riddell Centre
RC 286
Free parking is available in Lot 17.
Campus map.


open to all players from Kindergarten through grade 12


  • new players welcome
  • you will play 5 - 7 games
  • chess tournament rules apply
  • chess clocks used in upper grades (generally grade 5/6 and up)
  • game time is 30 minutes per player
  • tournament check-in and fee payment starts at 10:00 a.m.
  • tournament starts at 10:30 (ends around 4:00 p.m.)
  • the entry is free
  • ribbons will be awarded 
  • students will be grouped according to skill level

  • Are you ready to play tournament chess? If you know how to move the pieces and how to do a basic checkmate, then you are ready! See our page About Tournaments for more info.



    Please pre-registration by 5:00 p.m. November 7th
    For more info please email Saskatchewan Scholastic Chess Association or contact Simon Li at 306-5014600.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019