2018 Canadian Junior: Results

The Canadian Junior Chess Championship ran August 8-12, 2018 at Humber College, Toronto.

It featured four sections:

  • a 10-player invitiational RR, where the top male and female win the right to represent Canada at the World Junior in Turkey (Sept 4-16), and get $1500 for travel,
  • Open Swiss (25 players, 9-round swiss),
  • U1800 (40 players, 9-round swiss),
  • U1300 (70 players, 6-round swiss). 

Winners:
FM Shawn Rodrigue-Lemieux won the Invitational after a 4-game rapid and blitz playoff over FM Mark Plotkin; both finished with 7/9.
Sherry Tian was top girl with 3.5/9. 

Open:
Jeffrey Xu lost his first game, but scored 7.5/8 to win the Open section. Harry Zhou lost to Jeffrey, but scored 6.5/8 in his other games to finish clear second.

U1800:
Mao Fengxi and Ahmed Syed Ibrahim tied for 1st with 7/9, and Ibrahim winning the rapid playoff 1.5/2. Michelle Hua was top girl with 5.5/9.

U1300:
Harry Xue won with 5.5/6. Ethan Lin and Alina Chen tied for second with 5/6, with Alina finishing as top girl.

Congratiulations to the winners, and thanks to the organizers: Mikhail Egorov and Gary Hua.


Invitational Section final Crosstable (via chess-results.com)
Rk.  Title Name Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts. 
1 FM Rodrigue-Lemieux Shawn  2352 * 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 7
2 FM Plotkin Mark  2332 1 * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 7
3 FM Vettese Nicholas  2329 ½ 0 * 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 6.5
4 CM Liang Hairan  2286 0 ½ 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 6.5
5 FM Hua Eugene  2446 0 ½ 1 0 * 1 ½ 1 1 1 6
6   Nasir Zehn  2306 0 ½ 0 0 0 * ½ 1 1 1 4
7   Tian Shi Yuan (sherry)  2028 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 3.5
8   Zhu Brandon  2149 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * ½ 1 2.5
9 WFM Qiao Cindy  2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 2
10 WFM Wang Constance  2044 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 0