2009 Canadian Junior Chess Championship Players PDF Print E-mail



IM Artiom Samsonkin


  • Canadian Junior Champion 2008
  • 1st place Canadian Championship 2007
  • Arrived Canada 2007 from Belarus
  • International Master 2006
  • Belarus Under 16 Champion 2004
1st place, Under 2200 (Section B), Tenkes Kupa, Hungary 2001 

FM Raja Panjwani
5th place, Top Canadian, 3rd Edmonton International 2008; IM Norm
4th place, 9th North American Invitational 2008, Chicago, USA Represented Canada at World Under-16 Championship 2006 (5th place, IM Nr.)
Canadian Under-16 Champion 2006
Blitz Champion at the Canadian Championship 2006
Canadian Grade 9 Champion 2005
Canadian Under-14 Champion 2004
Canadian Under-12 Champion 2002
Canadian Grade 5 Champion 2001


Roman Sapozhnikov


4 times Macedonian Chess Tournament winner

Winner of Canadian Chess Challenge 2008 


Alexander Martchenko

Birth date: November 8,1993

Canadian Master Title

2 times OYCC Champion

2nd place CYCC U16


Arthur Calugar


4 times CYCC winner


Pavel Rakov


Change Li

Rating: 2106

Jack Cheng

 2009 Grand Pacific Open - 1st in U2000
2009 BC Chess Championship Grade 8 - 1st
2008 BC Junior Championship - 2nd
2008 CYCC U14 - 3rd
2008 BC Youth Chess Champion U14 - 1st
2008 Grand Pacific Open - 2nd in U2000
2005 Canadian  Chess Championship - 3rd
2003, 2005, 2006 BC Chess Championship - 1st


Richard Wang

Rating: 2045

Born in September 17, 1998.

He skipped a grade and will be a Grade 7 junior high student in September at Grandview Height School in Edmonton, Alberta. Richard started to play chess when he was six.

1st at CYCC2009 U12; 3rd at CYCC2007 U10 and 2nd at CYCC2008 U10;

Winner of Alberta Junior Chess Champion at age of ten in November, 2008; representing Alberta at CJCC2009; current CFC rating: 2102, which ranked him at the top of his age group in Canada.



Mate Marinkovic
Rating: 2045

Scholastic 1st place: 2008 Montreal Grand Prix U14;

2007 Montreal Grand Prix U12; 2007 Cornwall Grand Prix

CFC 1st place: 2008 Toronto Labour Day Open U2000;

2006 National Capital Open U1850;2005 National Capital Open U1850

  • Mate also plays violin in Ottawa Junior Youth Orchestra and tamburitza (resemble the mandolin) in senior orchestra of National Capital Region Croatian Folklore Ensemble Croatoan
  David Zhang
 Zheng Zhu
Rating: 1762


Mark S. Dutton

International Arbiter 2004

Canada's most prolific tournament organizer and director since 1972, having directed more than 400 tournaments

Served on Executive and Board of Directors of Toronto Chess Club, Greater Toronto Chess League, Ontario Chess Association, British Columbia Chess Federation; and more than 20 years as Governor of Chess Federation of Canada

President, club manager Scarborough Chess Club, 1993-8

Candidate Master; 1st place 1993 Macedonian Labour Day Open, Intermediate Section, with 5.5/6, $600 prize; active member of CFC, FQE, USCF 1972-95, playing many World Open, U.S. Open, National Opens all over North America

Founded Dutton Chess, with his wife and partner, Christine Dutton in 1998; assisted by son Warren Dutton, National Master and 3 time Canadian Junior Championship participant

Founder, manager Dutton Chess Club, Toronto, 1999.08-2002.12

Chief Arbiter, Toronto Closed and Reserves Championships, 2000-2

Organized, Chief Arbiter, 1st Toronto Summer International, 2000.08

Organized, directed 30th Ontario High School Championship, Toronto, 2000.05

Organized, directed 1st Ontario Women's Championship, Toronto, 2002.08

Chairman, National Appeals Committee, Chess Federation of Canada since 2002

Chief Arbiter, Canadian Closed & Zonal Championships, Toronto (77th: 2004.08, 78th: 2006.08)

Chief Arbiter, Grand Pacific Open, Victoria, British Columbia (2nd Annual: 2008.03)

Chief Arbiter, Grand Pacific Open, Victoria, British Columbia (3nd Annual: 2009.04)

Chief Arbiter, CYCC 2009 at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Victoria, BC (2009-07)

Chief Arbiter, Canadian Junior Championship 2009 at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia (2009-07)

Chief Arbiter, BC Open 2009 at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia (2009-07)


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And for the chess-player the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named "combination."

-Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941)

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