About our lessons.

Registration and information:

Mondays and Tuesdays at Trinity Montessori

Saturdays at St. Timothy CS.



For individual event details: please click on the event names.

We are so happy to have some sponsors for our GP1, 2 and 3. We have adjusted the cash prizes to reflect the sponsorship. We will post and send out a list of our sponsors. If you would like to sponsor our GP4, 5 and 6, please contact us.

Grand Prix details here.

GP1 08-Dec 12:00 to 5:00 OCC qualifier 1 CMA rated
GP2 16-Feb 12:00 to 5:00 OCC qualifier 2 CMA rated
GP3 March 16-17 2 days Greater Toronto Junior CFC regular rated
GP4 13-Apr 12:00 to 5:00 CYCC qualifier 1 CFC active rated
GP5 18-May 12:00 to 5:00 CYCC qualifier 2 CFC active rated
GP6 June 15-16 2 days Mock CYCC CFC regular rated

Format of June 15-16 tournament to be decided. Suggestions are welcome.


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OCC Free Entry Draw was taken place today during the Greater Toronto Junior Chess Championship.

Won in the Elite Section:
Max Chen
Aayush Ajith
Daniel Tang
Jeffrey R Zhao
Youhe Huang

Won by lucky draw 
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2019 Seneca Hill OCC Regional Qualifier 4

(Not a Seneca Hill GP event)

Who: Students G.1 to G.12

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

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Next GP – GP3

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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 8, 2019.

Top girls 2019 will be selected from the OCC Seneca Hill Qualifier 2 on February 16, 2019.

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.

Updated on February 17
Grade 1 – Ashley Qian (Kindergartner played in grade 1 section)
Grade 2 – Rae Chen
Grade 3 – Milana Inzemtseva
Grade 4 – Playoffs between Greta Qu and Anni Guo
Grade 5 – Valarie Ruchinskaya
Grade 6 – Lauren Hewang

queen (1)

Queens rule in chess!

TBC – To be confirmed after December 31

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Jeffrey and Max playing double chess games with Seneca Hill Saturday students

In the past Saturday Chess program, we had a Double Chess Fundraising Event for WCCC participants Jeffrey Zhao and Max Chen. Jeff and Max shared their WCCC experience with the students while they played double chess games. We raised a total of $226. Seneca Hill doubled the amount and Jeff and Max each will receive $226 in the upcoming OCC qualifier on December 8.

“WCCC 2018 in Santiago, Spain was a wonderful experience overall, I got to play rounds of chess with a diversity of people around the globe that were my age and I learned so much from each of them. During tournament, I received gifts from people so I had souvenirs as memories for the good time that I wouldn’t want to forget in the future. We also explored Santiago, tried different foods from its traditions and learned more about the unique culture.                                                                      Thanks Seneca Hill Chess fundraising event for the WCCC participants, I have had lots of fun.”                                                    — Max Chen                                                                                                                                                   

  –Jeffrey Zhao talked about WCCC <<click here


FIDE Master Ian Findlay receiving 4th place prize at 2nd World Senior Blitz tournament in Bled from Grandmaster Adrian Mikhalchishin (Photo from Ian’s FB post)

FM Ian Findlay should be the first Seneca Hill Chess Champion! 🙂 Ian went to Seneca Hill Public School in 1969, the year the school opened. He was in grade four and he became the school champion that year!

Ian, Congratulations on your achievement in the World Senior Blitz Championship!