2018 Canadian Junior Championship
The Canadian Junior Chess Championship ran from August 8-12, 2018 at Humber College, Toronto.
It featured four sections: a 10-player invitiational RR, Open Swiss, U1800, and U1300. Male and female winners of the 10-player RR represent Canada at the World Junior in Turkey (Sept 4-16), and get $1500 for travel.
FM Shawn Rodrigue-Lemieux won the Invitational after a 4-game playoff over FM Mark Plotkin; both finished with 7/9.
Sherry Tian was top girl with 3.5/9.
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.
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.
Harry Xue won with 5.5/6. Ethan Lin and Alina Chen tied for second with 5/6, with Alina finishing as top girl.