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The Chess Express
The Chess Express

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The Chess Express organizes regular children's tournaments in Guelph.

Each month there is a tournament at the Guelph University - at University Center.

These tournaments are open to any youths from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and offer kids a chance to practice and hone their chess skills as their ability develops.

Tournaments are organized to place kids with others that are of similar ability, giving all children a chance to compete and be successful.

Tournaments also have door prizes and consolation prizes so that even if they are not as successful at the chess board, they can still have a chance to win something to take home.

Key Benefits

  • Tournaments are excellent ways to practice developing skills as they are learned. This offers reinforcements to good skills while discourages bad habits.
  • The Chess Express Tournaments are rated with a National Organization - The Chess 'n Math organization - and so offer a good an valid method of measuring a child's development and increasing chess skills.
  • Chess Tournaments also offer a good opportunity for children to socialize with other like-minded children that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to meet.


Hal Bond and The Chess Express has been organizing children's tournaments for many years. Hal has also been quite active with adult tournaments and each year organizes a major International chess tournament attracting Masters from around the world.

Hal also has the help of several dedicated parents to make sure each event runs a smoothly as possible.


    • October 4, 2014


  • 4th Floor of the Guelph University Centre
  • Register on site: 12:30pm-1pm, finished by 4:30pm

Entry Fees for all tournaments (except where otherwise specified) is $20.00 per entry. Price includes the Puzzle Pack.

For families with more than one youth chess player, a discount is given for additional entrants from the same family. The entry fee for the 2nd or 3rd sibling to play is $10.00 (which also includes the free Puzzle Pack)

Occasionally we can offer a group deal to a chess club that brings several players to a tournament. This has to be arranged in advance.
If you have a chess club that would like to bring several players to one of our tournaments, please contact us at: or fill out the form below.



Contact Information

Please contact us with your interests. We can be reached by fax, or email as listed below:

Postal address
105 Conroy Crescent, #205, Guelph, ON N1G 2V5

(519) 822-3954

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