Tanraj Sohal has won the 2013 Canadian Chess Championship held in Ottawa, Ontario on May 19-20 in his grade level. Tanraj is a sixteen-year old Grade 11 student from Surrey. This is the eighth time Tanraj has won the Canadian Chess Championship trophy in his grade level. Tanraj earlier won the 2013 Fraser Valley Regional in Surrey and BC Provincial Chess Championship held in Richmond, BC.
Canadian Chess Challenge is the annual event where each province is represented by their 12 Provincial Champions (one player from Grades 1 to 12). Canadian Chess Challenge is organized and sponsored by the Chess’n Math Association, Canada’s National Scholastic Chess Organization. Each player plays 9 round robin matches over two days in their respective grade against each of the provincial champions.