Nova Scotia player Calix Marchand has just won the U10 section of the Montreal hosted Grand prix Extravaganza! Congratulations on an amazing performance and representing Nova Scotia!
To qualify for the April 25 finale, players had to achieve a score of 2.5 or higher in five rounds during one of the qualifier events. Calix won the first qualifier event on March 28 with a perfect score of 5/5.
Calix tied for first with one other player in the U10 section of the final event with a score of 4.5/5, but was declared the winner based on the tie-break criteria. This section consisted of 56 players, including many of the top players in Canada for that age group. Calix won $125 for his efforts, which he says will go towards chess/educational or sport activities.
You can check out the final results at https://chess-math.org/ratings/pairings/14452. Tournament games were broadcast live in French at https://www.twitch.tv/buzzdelsy, Calix had his games featured here in round 3, round 4 and round 5.