Nova Scotia Strong at 2021 Canadian Chess Challenge

Congratulations to Team Nova Scotia on a very strong performance at the 2021 Canadian Chess Challenge!

“How strong was it?” you may ask… well, it’s the most amount of individual points Nova Scotia has scored on the current record! The website shows all results as far back as 2004.

YearPlayer PointsTeam ScorePlace
Table of last 10 Canadian Chess Challenge Results

Nova Scotia got two points by beating beat Prince Edward Island 11.0 to 1.0 and Newfoundland 11.0 to 1.0. Another two half points were earned from the tie matches (6.0 to 6.0) with both Saskatchewan and New Brunswick.

It’s also important to note two extremely close matches, coming down to the final game. Nova Scotia lost to Manitoba and Alberta only by a score of 7.0 to 5.0.

Notable Highlights

Grade 9 player Tommy Deng placed 2nd place with 7.0 points! Congratulations to our trophy bearer!

Grade 10 player Jerjis Kapra tied for 3rd place with 7.0 points, only half a point behind the two leaders! Jerjis finished 4th place after the tie-break game, but did beat his first FIDE Master (FM) in this event! Congratulations on the excellent performance.

Grade 6 player Andy Wang finished 4th place with 5.5 points, his best Canadian Chess Challenge performance to date.

Nova Scotia has very strong young players, Grade 1 Olivia Shi, Grade 2 David Wang and Grade 3 Calix Marchand each finished 5th with 5.0 points.

Thanks to our Volunteers

Special thanks to our volunteers who assisted at this event, Samuel Heran, Wajeeh Khan, Ridhi Mittal and Farhana Kanth keeping us organized and the team spirit going.

Final Note

While this year was a little different, Nova Scotia did an amazing job reminding the rest of the country that we didn’t forget about chess. Let’s keep the momentum going!

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