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2024 Spring Chess Tournament Schedule

The 2024 Happy Math chess schedule is finalized! Starting with the first event this Sunday February 25th, the learning center will now be introducing monthly events. Each event will give students the opportunity to test their skills against fellow classmates in a fun, competitive environment. The regular monthly tournaments will serve as a qualification process for our first ever End of Term Chess Championship in June. The end of term championship will feature a high-class tournament setup, trophies, and the opportunity to compete against the program’s top students. See below for details.


Regular Tournament Schedule

There will be a total of four regular tournaments held once per month until the end of the term.

·       Sunday February 25th 6:00-8:00 PM

·       Sunday March 24th 6:00-8:00 PM

·       Sunday April 7th 6:00-8:00 PM

·       Sunday May 12th 6:00-8:00 PM

·       End of Term Championship in June

Regular Tournament Details

·       Location: 15 Cooper’s Town Road Unit 10 & 20.

·       Entry Fee: $10 paid by cash, cheque, or e-transfer.

·       Format: 4 rounds swiss style (unrated).

·       Capacity: Maximum of 24 participants.

·       Prizes: 1st place and participation prizes awarded to all participants.

·       Parents are welcome to drop their child off or stay in the building. Due to limited space, parents can not stay in the playing room. 

·       Registration:


End of Term Championship Qualification

The End of Term Championship will be held at the end of every term. The 2024 spring term championship will be held in June. Qualification details for this event can be found below.

·       The four monthly tournaments serve as qualification events for the End of Term Championship.

·       After every monthly event, points will be awarded to each participant (Win = 1, Draw = 0.5, Loss = 0).

·       A minimum of 6 cumulative points is required to qualify for the term end championship.

·       Results after each monthly event will be added to the live standings. Once a participant achieves 6 total points, they will be sent an invitation to join the end of term championship.

·       If a participant has already qualified for the end of term championship, they are still welcome to participate in the monthly events.

Chess Programs for the Young Minds in Winnipeg

Our chess programs at Happy Math Learning Center in Winnipeg offer a fun and exciting way for children to learn and enjoy the game of chess. Whether they are beginners or aspiring club players, our program caters to all skill levels and age groups. We incorporate various engaging activities, including class lessons, group work, individual problem-solving, and tournament strategies, to enhance chess abilities. Contact us to learn more about the program and how we nurture each child with chess skills.

What Do Our Chess Programs Offer?

Explore our chess programs designed to enhance your skills at three levels, from the fundamentals to advanced strategies.

Beginner Program

This program is designed to introduce young students to chess and provide them with the foundational knowledge to progress. Students will learn the basics, such as how the pieces move, simple checkmating patterns, opening rules, and game recording. They will also have opportunities to play and practice their skills.


Intermediate Program

It focuses on building on the basic concepts and developing a combinative vision. Students delve deeper into tactical patterns and solve multi-step checkmate puzzles to improve their calculation skills. In-class puzzle worksheets and additional practice materials are provided to reinforce learning.

Advanced Program

Our advanced program is tailored for students aiming to participate in competitive tournaments. It covers advanced topics like modern opening theory, theoretical endgames, analysis of complex puzzles, and reviewing tournament games. To further support their progress, students have access to supplementary videos, various worksheets, and personalized analyses of their games to target specific weaknesses.

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Upcoming Chess Events - Stay Updated

We are excited to share information about upcoming chess events. The Manitoba Scholastic Chess Association (MSCA) is the provincial branch of the Chess'n Math Association, which organizes scholastic chess across Canada. MSCA has been operating in Manitoba for 35 years and offers opportunities for students to participate in chess tournaments. Additionally, Happy Math Learning Center will be hosting online and in-person chess tournaments. Stay tuned for the 2023 tournament schedule for more details.

Develop Strategic Thinking Skills with our Chess Program

Give your child a mental workout with our chess program. Watch them learn critical thinking, logic, and strategic decision-making.

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