Monday and Tuesday chess lessons and training at Trinity Montessori

We can take a few more at 4:30-6:30 and 5:30-7:30 on Mondays.
Tuesday is open.

Saturday chess lessons and training at St. Timothy Catholic School

1:30-4:30 for more experienced players is open.
2:30-4:30 for beginners is open.

Location: St. Timothy Catholic School, 25 Rochelle Crescent, North York, ON M2J 1Y3 Map

#1   Saturday, January 6, 2018       Registered players      Results
#2   Saturday, February 17, 2018
#3   Saturday, March 31, 2018
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On December 23, 2017, during our OCC qualifier 1, we gave out two awards to our National Chess Masters: Sean Lei and Harry Zhao!

Both players have been part of our Seneca Hill chess for years.

Sean achieved his National Master status back in February 2016! However, it took almost two years for CFC to have Sean’s name listed because they kept forgetting to do so. 🙂 Harry recently attained his title.

We would like to thank Sean and Harry for supporting our tournaments. In order to recognize their achievements, we are happy to present them with a scholarship of $100 each.

We hope that our students look to these role models and keep working hard! Next time, it may be your turn to become a chess master!

As of January 4 2018.

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Updated January 11, 2018: There are additional qualified players through this tournament. CMA has announced top ten Ontario players. Top ten players qualified to OCC automatically and spared a spot for the one down the list in this tournament.

Q – Qualified through this tournament
R – Top ten, qualified by rating (We listed only those who are also qualified in this tournament. For complete top ten in Ontario, please refer to CMA webpage)
FED – Enter into our Free OCC entry fee draw.
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One of our talented Seneca Hill players, WFM Cindy Qiao is now at Ahmedabad, India with her team mates. They are getting ready for the World Youth Chess Olympiad that starts tomorrow. Best wishes to Cindy and our Canadian team!wyco2017

Here is a message from Cindy to Seneca Hill Chess:

Chess, a game, sport, hobby, has been and is still is one of my greatest joys in life, granting me so many experiences I had never thought possible. I would like to genuinely dedicate my appreciation and gratitude to Seneca Hill Chess, and the owner, Corinna Wan, as they made all of what I achieved possible.

I got involved in the chess club at Seneca after school on Thursdays, and there, my interest truly sparked when Corinna introduced me to all of the friends in chess I have today, those friends who made me enjoy and discover the beauty of the game as I continue to do so today. Unforgettable memories were made at the Seneca Hill Chess Club which I will remember for the rest of my chess career, and I believe the same goes for any other club member.

Not only did Corinna help me get involved with the chess club in school, but she also organized many tournaments and opportunities for other chess players and me to expose ourselves to chess and the chess community such as qualifiers for the OCC (Ontario Chess Challenge), as well as the OGCC (Ontario Girls’ Chess Championship) which she has run all the way back from 2003 to 2012 which I myself have participated in. Recently, I even had the excellent chance to teach children at the Seneca Hill Chess Club now that I am older, and I only have Corinna to thank for this opportunity.

I will be competing in the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad in India and Corinna has been generous enough to sponsor 200 dollars in supporting me. Corinna is a hardworking and respected individual who gives her all in helping kids learn to play and love chess, and once again I reach out with all my thanks.

As of December 20, 2017

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2012 TDSB Team Champions


Every year, the top girls from Grade 1 to 6 are invited to represent Ontario Girls Team to play in the Ontario-Quebec Team Championship in Kingston. Entry fee, transportation and lunch are paid by Chess’n Math Association. It will be held on June 9, 2018.

Top girls 2018 will be selected from the OCC Seneca Hill Qualifier 2 on March 17, 2018.

Girls playing in their own grade section or open section are eligible.

The higher scored girl in each section from section Grade 1 to Grade 6 will be qualified to the play-off match.

The higher scored girl of each grade from Grade 1 to Grade 6 in the open section will be qualified to the play-off match.

Play-off match will be played after the tournament if time permitted, otherwise, at a mutual agreed Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Registration and details of OCC Seneca Hill qualifier 2, please click here.



2017 Ontario top girls

2018 Seneca Hill OCC Qualifiers 2

Everyone must prepaid by March 14 in order to avoid late fee.
Online registrations is accepted with a late fee if spots available.

Who: Student K to G.12 and open. Sections may be combined if less than 12 players.

Option of sections: (A) the student’s school grade or (B) open.

Open section is for pre-qualified players (announced by CMA at the end of January) who want the challenge and who want to win OCC FREE ENTRY.

Grade 1 to Grade 6 girls: This is also a qualifier for the girls to the Ontario-Quebec Team Championship in Kingston on June 9, 2018. Details here.

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