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News: Best Team Awards

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Dates:
#1   Saturday, January 6, 2018           Results
#2   Saturday, February 17, 2018      Results         
#3   Saturday, March 31, 2018       Results 
#4  Saturday, May 19, 2018             Results

2018 GP winners and final standings

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U8
# Place Name ID Rtng Section Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot TBrk[H] TBrk[P] Prize Prize 2 CYCC qualification
1 1 Roger Zuo 164626 779 W7 W11 W6 W2 D4 4.5 100 633.5 1st Trophy Q
2 2 to 3 Isaac Duanmu 163584 740 W19 W8 W4 L1 W5 4 100 694 2nd Trophy Best School Team Q
3 David Morrison 161878 612 W13 L5 W12 W15 W6 4 100 503 3rd Trophy Q
4 4 Bradley Tseng 164369 780 W18 W14 L2 W5 D1 3.5 100 600 Q
5 5 to 9 Ezekiel Paule 166064 334 W10 W3 W9 L4 L2 3 100 633 Q
6 Sean Gao 164596 770 W12 W15 L1 W11 L3 3 100 560 Q
7 Ryan Zhong 166737 446 L1 W20 D10 W8 D11 3 100 506 Q
8 Nima Piltan 165877 319 W9 L2 W14 L7 W15 3 99 502.5 Q
9 Milana Inozemtseva 163516 638 F L8 W19 L5 W17 W10 3 98 487.5 1st Girl Q
10 10 to 13 Kenan Hasanov 161875 642 L5 W13 D7 W14 L9 2.5 100 517.5 Q
11 Octavius Situ Zhang 163463 478 W20 L1 W16 L6 D7 2.5 100 451 Q
12 Nathan Lin 163557 401 L6 W17 L3 W21 D13 2.5 100 431 Q
13 Minuka Prema 160671 255 L3 L10 W18 W16 D12 2.5 99 349.5 Q
14 14-17 Andrew Li 164767 600 W21 L4 L8 L10 W19 2 100 479.5
15 Yiming Zhao 164604 469 W17 L6 W21 L3 L8 2 100 478
16 Stephanie Xiao unr. F U— B— L11 L13 W20 2 100 290 2nd Girl
17 Andy Rui Wang unr. L15 L12 B— L9 W21 2 99 340
18 18-19 Paul Florea 166331 451 L4 L21 L13 D19 B— 1.5 100 425
19 Eric Lai 166061 372 L2 L9 W20 D18 L14 1.5 100 349.5
20 20-21 Austen Li unr. L11 L7 L19 B— L16 1 100 360.5
21 Janelle Lin 166323 200 F L14 W18 L15 L12 L17 1 100 284 3rd Girl
 U10
# Place Name ID Rtng Section Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot TBrk[H] TBrk[P] Prize Prize 2 CYCC qualification
1 1 Noah Nathaniel Yuen 158470 1382 W19 W6 W3 W5 W2 5 100 1050 1st Trophy Q
2 2 to 4 Raymond Mi 160929 903 W7 W26 W12 W18 L1 4 100 896.5 2nd Trophy Best School Team Q
3 Isabelle Duanmu 163583 829 F W30 W18 L1 W9 W10 4 100 833 3rd Trophy Best School Team Q
4 Julia Li 163465 785 F W29 W9 L5 W11 W14 4 100 792 3rd Medal Q
5 5 to 8 Nathan Zian Wang 161735 1179 W21 W16 W4 L1 D6 3.5 100 1021 Q
6 Angus Zhang 158756 891 W27 L1 W24 W19 D5 3.5 100 934 Best School Team Q
7 Nathan Ye 164017 530 L2 D8 W20 W23 W18 3.5 100 773.5 Q
8 Evan Clark 166063 810 L26 D7 W27 W13 W16 3.5 100 755 Q
9 9 to 13 Logan Jason Mak 158746 1033 W13 L4 W17 L3 W21 3 100 940 Q
10 Brenton Lin 163730 930 D20 W28 D14 W12 L3 3 100 806 Q
11 Rut Jurry de Leon 162968 1036 L23 W20 W22 L4 W19 3 100 778 Q
12 Daniel Morrison 161877 775 W31 W15 L2 L10 W22 3 99 677 Q
13 Trent Hodgson 162006 657 L9 W31 W15 L8 W25 3 99 588 Q
14 14-17 Helena Jin 161136 988 F W22 D23 D10 D16 L4 2.5 100 822 3rd Girl Q
15 Bailey Min 163459 959 W24 L12 L13 W27 D17 2.5 100 765 Q
16 Hanning Fang 160001 777 W32 L5 W26 D14 L8 2.5 100 694 Q
17 Daniel Lubimov 162257 691 L18 W29 L9 W28 D15 2.5 100 643 Q
18 18-25 Joey Lin 166638 1050 W17 L3 W23 L2 L7 2 100 961
19 Daniel Liu 161876 770 L1 W30 W28 L6 L11 2 100 863
20 Daniel Guo 160542 567 D10 L11 L7 W32 D23 2 100 723
21 Martin Jiale Liu 158749 763 L5 L27 W32 W24 L9 2 100 707.5
22 Howard Andrei Villegas 166743 625 L14 W32 L11 W26 L12 2 100 648.5
23 Justin Cen 163588 677 W11 D14 L18 L7 D20 2 99 754
24 Jerry Zhang 164656 570 L15 W25 L6 L21 W30 2 99 650
25 Steven Liu 166075 893 L28 L24 W29 W30 L13 2 99 611.5
26 26-29 Austin Liao 166464 unr. W8 L2 L16 L22 D28 1.5 100 765.5
27 George Song 166065 485 L6 W21 L8 L15 D29 1.5 100 718
28 Crystal Wang 166320 498 F W25 L10 L19 L17 D26 1.5 100 684.5
29 Kevin Zou unr. L4 L17 L25 W31 D27 1.5 100 647.5
30 30-31 Matthew Jiang 161449 474 L3 L19 W31 L25 L24 1 100 677.5
31 April Zhong unr. F L16 L22 L21 L20 w31 1 100 561.5
32 32 Yvon Guo unr. L12 L13 L30 L29 L32 0 100 571
U12
# Place Name ID Rtng Section Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot TBrk[H] TBrk[P] Prize Prize 2 CYCC qualification
1 1 Atharva Srinivas 157721 1326 W15 W8 W4 W3 W2 5 100 1034.5 1st Trophy Q
2 2 to 5 Henry XianRui Zhang 156492 1269 W20 W10 W6 W5 L1 4 100 1058.5 2nd Trophy Best School Team Q
3 Andrii Borysenko 160853 1094 W16 W12 W14 L1 W7 4 100 961 3rd Trophy Q
4 Andrew Fuad Gulec 162478 1042 W29 W11 L1 W20 W9 4 100 923 3rd Medal Q
5 Richard Han 165732 1218 W21 W17 W7 L2 W6 4 99 925.5 3rd Medal Q
6 6 to 13 Ethan Yichen Li 164372 943 W26 W9 L2 W14 L5 3 100 927 Q
7 Raf Adrik de Leon 162967 946 W30 W22 L5 W16 L3 3 100 880 Q
8 Paco Li 164368 852 W24 L1 L16 W18 W20 3 100 850.5 Q
9 George Florea 160537 603 W13 L6 W12 W10 L4 3 99 886 Q
10 Alexander Sotnikov 163147 862 W23 L2 W21 L9 W11 3 99 884.5 Q
11 Yicheng Zhao 163585 807 W18 L4 W28 W13 L10 3 99 763.5 Q
12 Emily Lam 154274 845 F W27 L3 L9 W29 W22 3 99 717.5 Q
13 Mark Rozin 157844 960 L9 W26 W15 L11 W21 3 98 718 Best School Team Q
14 14-19 JoJo Kourkoulakos unr. B— W19 L3 L6 D15 2.5 100 897.5 Q
15 Dawson Xiong 158761 787 L1 W25 L13 W24 D14 2.5 100 793.5 Q
16 Sophia Wang 160004 662 F L3 W27 W8 L7 D17 2.5 100 791 Q
17 Ananth Vadarevu 166400 835 W28 L5 D18 D19 D16 2.5 100 763 Q
18 Jinglai He 166992 unr. L11 B— D17 L8 W29 2.5 100 732.5 Q
19 Tahir Hasanov 160053 900 W25 L14 L20 D17 W23 2.5 99 684.5 Q
20 20-25 Jack Yuhao Xu 163467 720 L2 W23 W19 L4 L8 2 100 901.5
21 Eric Zhu 164670 700 L5 W24 L10 W27 L13 2 100 721.5
22 Micah Lin 163556 659 W31 L7 L29 W28 L12 2 100 572
23 Vikram Sakthishanmugham 166077 400 L10 L20 W25 W26 L19 2 99 607
24 Rajan Roberts 166332 392 L8 L21 W26 L15 W28 2 99 597.5
25 Vaishali Sakthishanmugham 166076 437 F L19 L15 L23 B— W27 2 99 588.5
26 26-29 Daniel Ma 166746 472 L6 L13 L24 L23 B— 1 100 701
27 Kodiraj Maharaja 166069 294 L12 L16 B— L21 L25 1 100 662
28 Matthew Kang unr. L17 W29 L11 L22 L24 1 100 653.5
29 William Dai 158797 605 L4 L28 W22 L12 L18 1 99 724
30 30-31 Abhay Shenoy 162138 572 L7 U— U— U— U— 0 100 925
31 Charlie Zhang 165317 1044 L22 U— U— U— U— 0 100 669
U18-16-14
# Place Name ID Rtng Age group Section Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot TBrk[H] TBrk[P] Prize Prize 2 CYCC qualification
1 1 to 2 Sarah Peng 154989 1441 16 F W12 W3 W4 D2 W6 4.5 100 1233 1st Trophy Q
2 Andrew Colvin 155525 1660 18 W16 W5 W7 D1 W3 4.5 100 1211 2nd Trophy Q
3 3 to 9 Ethan Truong 153644 1082 16 W15 L1 W9 W7 L2 3 100 1206.5 3rd Trophy Q
4 Aidan Mirabelli 152229 1460 14 W13 W11 L1 D6 D5 3 100 1198.5 3rd Medal Q
5 Edward Xiao 156911 1207 14 W9 L2 W13 D10 D4 3 100 1157 Q
6 Ingrid Wu 160934 1007 14 F W10 W16 D8 D4 L1 3 100 1155 1st Girl Q
7 James Sides unr. 18 B— W8 L2 L3 W12 3 99 1187.5 Q
8 Eric Lam 154275 1168 14 W14 L7 D6 D11 W10 3 99 1019 Q
9 Alan Zheng 165763 840 14 L5 W17 L3 W16 W13 3 98 906 Q
10 10 to 11 Syed Ibrahim Ahmed 164989 unr. 14 L6 B— W11 D5 L8 2.5 100 1151 Q
11 Tristan Li 158789 1072 14 W17 L4 L10 D8 W16 2.5 99 918 Q
12 12 to 15 Tiffany Yan 155454 869 16 F L1 W15 L16 W14 L7 2 100 963 2nd Girl
13 Weyman Li 164379 880 14 L4 W14 L5 W17 L9 2 100 905.5
14 Sunny Wu 162808 630 14 L8 L13 W15 L12 B— 2 98 841
15 Anton Qi unr. 14 L3 L12 L14 B— W17 2 98 761.5
16 16-17 Vinushan Vijendra 165228 981 14 L2 L6 W12 L9 L11 1 100 1165
17 Paige Clark unr. 16 F L11 L9 B— L13 L15 1 100 876.5 3rd Girl
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Martin Liu – Winner of the top Blue group – February 2018

When I first started chess I was in  kindergarten on March  2014. At that time, I was learning the names of  all those pieces. Then I learned how to play chess.

Later on I lost a lot. But nobody laughed at me because I was a beginner. After I got  to grade 3, I lose a lot and everyone was calling me Martin loser king, because my name rhymes with Martin Luther king Jr ( My name is Martin Liu). I felt so bad that I almost gave up playing chess. Fortunately, my mom encouraged me to keep playing chess. Also, Corinna told me that my hard work will be paid off soon. Thus I worked harder and practice more.

After many games, I obtained a lot of experiences. From  then on, I beat some people who have higher rating than me online and in my chess class. So I won a trophy. Most of kids stopped calling me Martin loser king. Although some children still do this to me (not always), I do not mind at all, because I have won my confidence already! More important point is that I believe practice makes perfect!

I will keep playing chess in all my life.

Martin Liu          

by sponsoring a Canadian team member!

GM Aman Hambleton came to Seneca Hill in 2012. Since then, he returned every time he was awarded a new FIDE title. We are so glad that he has become a grandmaster!

Details and photos here.

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Congrats to all the participants and winners who participated in this prestigious Ontario Chess Challenge.

NM Joey Zhong won again in his last year (Grade 12) He will join the other 11 Ontario winners to play in the National Canadian Chess Challenge in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador on May 19-21.

Joey was our students from G.2 to G.6 and is now one of our teachers.

There are many more Seneca Hill Chess players came top three and top ten. Please visit our Facebook page for some of them, who we managed to take a photo.

OCC 2018 Joey

This prestigious tournament is organized by CMA every year. OCC qualifies Ontario top players to Canadian Chess Challenge. OCC is being held on April 22 this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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GM Aman Hambleton is representing Canada at Chess Olympiad again!

The first thing I pulled out the old flyer, I had to change a letter proudly:
FM >> IM >> GM!

Back in 2012, the then FM (Fide Master) Aman Hambleton was representing Canada at the World Junior Chess Championship in Athens, Greece. We hosted the first fundraising simul for him at Oriole, one of the Seneca Hill location at that time. (Simul is a player playing multiple boards at the same time.) Read the rest of this entry »

When: June 2, 2018
Where: Kingston
Who: Ontario Girls team – Through March 17 OCC qualifier
G.1 Maria Guan
G.2 Alina Chen
G.3 Playoff between Winnie Zhuang and Greta Qu (forfeited)
G.4 Valerie Ruchinskaya
G.5 Playoff between Angela Lin (won) and Dania Surya
G.6 Playoff between Isamel Shen (won) and Yilin Liao

Complete rsults with prizes, bursaries and CYCC Qualifications. Read the rest of this entry »

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Free OCC Entry winners from our OCC qualifier 2:

Open section: Benjamin Lin, Daniel Tang, Sarah Peng, Greta Qu, John Hansler

From Grade sections: Alan Zheng, Valerie Ruchinskaya, Harry Xiao, Marcus Siu

Winners will be reimbursed $65 after participating in the OCC 2018.

OCC Qualifier 1 winners: click here.

 

 

Special EXTRA prizes for upcoming NYYCC and GP 2018.

NYYCC and GP3

Best Sibling Teams – Teams are composed of two siblings. The total scores (and tie-breakers*) of the two team members will be used to determine the best teams. These two players can be from any section(s). There will be three sets of trophies for (1) Best Brother and Sister Team, (2) Best Brothers Team (3) Best Sisters Team.  Sign up onsite before round 3.

Tie-breakers: (1) Head-to-head (2) Cumulative Score

NYYCC and GP4

Best Mini School Teams – Teams are composed of two students from the same school. The total scores (and tie-breakers*) of the two team members will be used to determine the top three best teams. These two players can be from any section(s). Trophies will be given to each of the team members. Sign up onsite before round 3.

Tie-breakers: (1) Head-to-head (2) Cumulative Score

Tournament details