Canadian Chess Challenge 2018

The 30th Edition of the Canadian Chess Challenge (CCC) took place in St John’s, Newfoundland. This National Championship by grade level assembles the provincial champions from Grade 1 to Grade 12 to form their province’s team.  These provincial teams play their counterparts on the 9 other provincial teams vying for the team championship title and for the individual national championship titles of their respective grades. The CCC runs on the Sunday (Day 1 – first 6 rounds) and Monday (Day 2 – final 3 rounds) of the May long weekend — this year’s event occurred on May 20-21, 2018.  Time control is 25 mins + 5 sec delay games. 

This year, Team BC came in 3rd place after Team ON (1st Place) and Team QB and also took home several individual trophies, including 3 National Championship titles:

Jayden Qu – Grade 1 Canadian Champion
BiaoBiao Boyong Guo – Grade 2 – 3rd Place
Ethan Song – Grade 3 Canadian Champion
Luka Spasojevic – Grade 6 – 3rd Place
Neil Doknjas – Grade 7 – 2nd Place
Victor Zheng – Grade 8 – tied for 3rd Place (4th after playoffs)
Brian Yang – Grade 9 – 2nd Place
Joshua Doknjas – Grade 10 Canadian Champion (after playoffs)
William Bremner – Grade 11 – tied for 2nd Place (3rd after playoffs)

The Bughouse Championship at the National Finals was won by “The Hustlers” team from BC, Joshua Doknjas and John Doknjas.

Additional Photos
Final Results